Tim Dixon has been awarded best paper for Volume 11 Journal of Sustainable Real Estate (JOSRE) : Measuring the Social Sustainability of New Housing Development: A Critical Review of Assessment Methods.

The prize ($3000) was awarded by the American Real Estate Society (ARES) (https://www.aresnet.org/), which each year awards a number of manuscript prizes for best papers in key journals. The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate (which is an open access Routledge publication) is published annually.

The paper focuses on social sustainability. Social sustainability is a growing area of debate in the built environment, particularly in relation to housing. Homebuilders in the United Kingdom have responded to organizational and policy drivers by developing ex post assessment frameworks to measure the social sustainability of new housing development. The paper offers a critical perspective of these frameworks by: (1) examining the origins of the concept of social sustainability at the neighborhood level; (2) analyzing the critical challenges and research questions about social sustainability that the underlying methodologies raise; and, (3) how such frameworks might be improved and developed further.

The paper can be downloaded at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.22300/1949-8276.11.1.16