making sense of place economics

Homes, communities & society

Creating distinctive places for people


GENECON is retained nationally by the Homes & Communities Agency and by local authorities and agencies to advise on place economics, housing growth, renewal and sustainable communities.

We have consistently advocated the role of housing in local economic development and the importance of local distinctiveness.

Our work for the HCA in central Middlesbrough, Durham's former coalfield communities, East Birmingham and the regeneration of Sheffield's Grade II listed Park Hill estate has been instrumental in setting investment strategy and promoting effective and efficient outcomes.

Our lead role in devising high level plans such as the Leeds City Region Housing & Regeneration Strategy has set the framework for investment choice and impact assessment while our work on housing delivery progress in the Coast to Captial LEP area has been influential in determining strategic priorities.