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The Building and Social Housing Foundation publishes the results of the research that it carries out or commissions.

Selected publications are available for free download in PDF form. Hard copies of the publications can be ordered using the online order form or by contacting BSHF.

BSHF is one of the partners in the Powerhouse nearly Zero Energy Challenge, a three-year project funded by the EU's Intelligent Energy Programme.
Masterplanning requires a clear brief developed through an understanding of local issues and challenges, as well as an appreciation of local assets. It should also raise aspirations and build a consensus for people to work together and implement the plan.
In Creating the Conditions for New Settlements the Building and Social Housing Foundation proposes New Settlement Partnerships as a way of enabling large scale locally-led development with a more active role for communities. The model proposes an equal strategic partnership between community representatives, developers, landowners, local authorities and other stakeholders (according to the scope of the development). The function of the partnership is to act as a formalised body, with rights and responsibilities for all members (to ensure democratic representation), to develop proposals and solutions that best meet the needs of a particular area.
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