HAPPI 10th Anniversary

It’s been ten years since the first Housing our Ageing Population Panel on Innovation (HAPPI) report was published. This week the Housing LIN is publishing a series of blogs from Lord Best, the chair of the panel, and from the three co-authors of the first HAPPI report.

In Ten HAPPI Years! Lord Best writes about the achievements of the original report, and what challenges now face government in ensuring the supply of high-quality housing for older people in the UK.

HAPPI Anniversary by Julia Park, Head of Research for Levitt Bernstein Architects, and a co-author of the original HAPPI report, reflects on what we’ve learned from the original report, and from its four sequels.

In his blog, A HAPPI Chapter in the Story of Design and Practice Research, Matthew Barac, Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan, writes about his experience of conducting architectural research for the original HAPPI report. He asks what was learned from the research, and then makes the case that architectural research and policy research need to take account of lived experience alongside quantitative data.

And in HAPPI Ten Years On, Patrick Devlin, of Pollard Thomas Edwards, writes for the Housing LIN about the architectural lessons of the original HAPPI report.

You can find the original HAPPI report and the four sequels, along with other resources relating to the HAPPI principles, on the Housing LIN’s HAPPI topic page.