Geography and Environment

Staff

Andreas Culora

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Postgraduate Research Student

PhD Topic/Title: Exploring the Unknown Geographies of Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Research

Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has emerged as a key dimension of local housing markets across the UK during the last three decades. Current academic understandings of the geographies of HMO in England suggest that HMO tends to concentrate in university towns, large metropolitan cities and coastal towns. However, to date there has not been any academic attempts to understand the geographies of HMO outside of these places. Therefore this research integrates a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods in order to identify and investigate non-university, non-city and non-coastal geographies of HMO in England, through the case studies of Loughborough and Stevenage.