Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy
Chris Walker joined Policy Exchange in April 2014 as Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy.Chris worked previously as a civil servant for twelve years, in the Government Economic Service, working for a number of departments including the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions, and HM Treasury. He has over five years experience working on housing policy and analysis, including affordable housing and housing markets. He also takes a strong interest in tax policy. He has an MSc in Economics from York University and a BA in Economics from Reading University.
Related Posts & Publications
by Chris Walker | Feb 17, 2016Read Report One of the key reasons we have a housing crisis is because new housing, new neighbourhoods and new multi-storey blocks are consistently, unambiguously and predictably unpopular with most people most of the time. Politicians have been asking; “how do we...
by Chris Walker | Feb 17, 2016Read Report At its simplest, just three things are needed to build homes: land, funding and demand. What is needed is a new way of building homes which could provide the first two in abundance. London does not need any help with the third. In order to guarantee...
by Chris Walker | Feb 16, 2016Read Report There is an acute housing shortage in our Capital and housing ranks first as an electoral issue for Londoners as we head into the Mayoral race. Housing clearly has to be one of the top Mayoral priorities for 2016. We are not building the homes London...
by Chris Walker | Feb 13, 2015Read Publication Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses. Garden Villages argues that a future government can overcome local opposition to development by...
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