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Conference Paper


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Architecture engineering

Publication Details

Abstract for conference paper submitted to the European Network for Housing Research Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28 June – 01 July 2016.


Provision of suitable affordable habitation for all seems to allude society, not least in Ireland which experiences yet another crippling housing crisis. Housing bubbles, which often ruin economies, lead to housing crises which ruin so many lives. Options for habitation delivery are mostly based on the free market, whether they be in the private or the now almost non-existent social and affordable sector. The prevailing procurement methods fail to meet such a basic human need yet alternative options are limited and are not encouraged by government or the private sector.