Minimum Acceptable Place Standards

Matt Padley, Mark Alistair Bevan, Donald Hirsch, Becky Tunstall

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This report sets out the findings of exploratory research examining the possibility
of reaching public consensus about the minimum acceptable standard that places
should meet. It outlines the methodology that was used to explore the idea of
acceptable place standards, and sets out the framework of a Minimum Acceptable
Place Standard (MAPS) that was developed through the research. The report also
explores how this work may be taken forward and developed as a tool for assessing
the adequacy of places at a local and national level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherCentre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University/Centre for Housing Policy, University of York
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • housing
  • places
  • minimum acceptable place standard

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