assistant professorial research fellow, LSE; editor, Social Housing in Europe
With colleagues at LSE London, Kath Scanlon has worked on unpicking the reasons for London’s persistent undersupply of new housing and suggesting ways of accelerating production. She currently leads a research team looking at the experience of residents in new high-density housing, and recently completed a study for the mayor of London on the role of overseas buyers in the market for new-build homes in the capital. Ms Scanlon is an expert on local and national housing policies and their effects on housing markets. Her publications cover a range of subjects related to housing, planning and the role of government, including the impact of archaeology on the planning process, the economics of listed buildings, and the effect of the Olympics on London.