Research and analysis

Future of cities: land, rent and housing in UK cities

Report on the prospects for housing in UK cities over the next 45 years.


Prospects for land, rent and housing in UK cities


This paper reviews the history of housing over recent decades and offers an account of the current situation from the perspective of a range of cities. It presents possible future scenarios and revisits the earlier examples to see how these cities would be changed by 2060.

The working paper was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 1 July 2015