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An analysis of professional perceptions of criteria contributing to sustainable housing affordability

Mulliner, EK and Maliene, V (2015) An analysis of professional perceptions of criteria contributing to sustainable housing affordability. Sustainability, 7. pp. 248-270. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

Housing affordability is a multi-dimensional issue, yet it is typically defined and assessed quite narrowly in terms of financial criteria. The housing affordability problem
encompasses more than financial costs of housing and extends to larger issues of social wellbeing and sustainability. Accordingly, a broader range of factors ought to be considered when defining and assessing affordability, particularly if more sustainable outcomes are
desired from housing. A comprehensive system of criteria representing sustainable housing affordability, developed by the authors, is validated and analysed in this paper. The
quantitative data analysis of surveys conducted with housing and planning professionals across the UK is used to determine stakeholder’s perceptions on the criteria contributing to sustainable housing affordability and to rank these criteria according to their importance. The
paper establishes that professional opinions on this issue differ insignificantly across different regions of the UK, while it varies to some extent depending on the sector of housing industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 12 Built Environment And Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
European Institute for Urban Affairs
Publisher: MDPI
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 14:49
DOI or Identification number: 10.3390/su7010248
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/470

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