David Clapham is Professor of Planning in the Department of Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading. He was previously Professor of Housing and Director of the Centre for Housing Management and Development at Cardiff University.
David is the author of books including The Meaning of Housing (published by Policy Press in 2005), Accommodating Difference (published by Policy Press in 2015) and Remaking Housing Policy (published by Routledge in 2018). He is on the Management Board of the journal Housing, Theory and Society and was the editor for 12 years.
David is a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Planning and Urban Design at the University of Hong Kong and was Visiting Professor at IBF at the University of Uppsala in Sweden between 2011 and 2016. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing bestowed on the basis of a distinguished contribution to housing.
David’s interests are wide-ranging in the fields of housing and social theory and housing policy. Within CaCHE he focuses on using the concept of well-being to assess the outcomes of housing policies and programmes as well as leading the Social Housing Working Group examining the issues associated with the development of new social housing. Other interests include inequality and housing and sustainability.