Housing and system thinking

The housing system is a widely used concept or way of structuring the field of housing studies. When the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) was set up, we intended that the idea of the housing system, of interdependence and feedback across a relatively complex landscape, should be a mode of thinking that features prominently in our work.

As part of this process, Professor Ken Gibb and Professor Alex Marsh have written this working paper which focuses on systems thinking, system archetypes, mental models and complexity as key components to understanding how systems work. These ideas are then applied to housing, both in terms of existing housing research using systems thinking, but also applying some of the classic systems ideas to housing anew.

Authors: Professor Ken Gibb and Professor Alex Marsh



Date: July 4, 2019 8:00 am

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