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Supervisor: Dr Ying Jin

Vendela Gambill


Research overview:

This research evaluates underlying factors limiting speed and quantity of housing delivery in London. Through comparative case study analysis it draws out themes currently limiting delivery of housing at different stages of the planning process. It evaluates the role of local authorities in supporting delivery mechanisms and gaps in capacity. In response to the housing White Paper and loosening of planning regulations it identifies the important role of local communities working in partnership with local councils to advocate for housing delivery and shaping regeneration initiatives and the built environment. 



Vendela is an ESRC-funded, part-time PhD student. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Architecture and Economics) and Masters of Research (Space Syntax) from University College London. She also holds a Masters of Science (Sustainable Urban Development) from University of Oxford. Currently employed at the London Borough of Southwark working on delivering new council-homes within the borough as a Senior Planning officer. She hopes to bridge the gap between her research and the needs of local government to support the planning system deliver its housing targets, and structural urban responses to the government’s agenda of “levelling up” in the UK.