The People: Where Will They Work?

A fierce debate rages in UK planning circles about the type and location of new housing which will be needed to meet projected demand in the opening years of the new millennium. But to date, this debate has been divorced from discussion about the changes in employment geography which are sweeping the country. The technological revolution, an ageing population, new employment legislation and radical customer service innovations are all changing where and how we work.

In this major TCPA report, Professor Breheny and his colleagues addressed this research gap and explored in detail, region by region, what the implications of these trends are for planning and sustainable development. The report's powerful findings are a seminal contribution to the debate about housing provision in a post-industrial society.