New UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence International Advisory Board formed to address global housing challenges

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), the leading evidence centre on housing research, will host the first meeting of its newly formed International Advisory Board, which will be chaired by Gavin Smart, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH).

The CaCHE International Advisory Board (IAB) plays a crucial role in guiding CaCHE’s strategic direction, building international partnerships and ensuring the research produced addresses the most pressing challenges in housing across the globe. Comprising distinguished experts and leaders from various sectors, the board ensures that its research remains at the forefront of addressing housing challenges on a global scale.

This week, the board will provide insight to help shape a major two year project that seeks to tackle a cross-UK housing system problem of real significance, based on data gathered from the five regional CaCHE knowledge exchange hubs.

As Chair, Gavin Smart will bring extensive experience in housing policy, research, and advocacy.

Gavin commented:

“I am honoured to take on the role of Chair for the CaCHE International Advisory Board. Housing is a complex and multifaceted issue, and collaboration is essential in finding effective solutions. I look forward to working with the board and leveraging their collective knowledge and expertise to advance the understanding and impact of housing policies and practices worldwide.”

Prof Ken Gibb, Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, added:

“Gavin Smart’s appointment as Chair of the International Advisory Board is a testament to the calibre of leadership we are fortunate to have within CaCHE. His wealth of experience and dedication to the housing sector align perfectly with our mission. I am confident that under Gavin’s guidance, the International Advisory Board will play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of CaCHE and its global impact.”

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is a consortium of academic and non-academic partners working together to advance knowledge and inform housing policy and practice. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, CaCHE seeks to address the housing challenges facing the UK and beyond.

You can find out more about the board and its members here.


Date: February 1, 2024 11:43 am


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