How will London accommodate its expanding population and cope with increasing demand?

In this hotly anticipated public event chaired by London Festival of Architecture Chair Patricia Brown, speakers Claire Bennie (Development Director for Peabody Housing Trust), Richard Blakeway (Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, Greater London Authority), Teresa Borsuk (Executive Director, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects), David Lammy MP (MP for Tottenham), and Rob Perrins (Managing Director, Berkeley Group) will debate one of the most critical issue that London is facing: the Housing Crisis.

One million more Londoners will need homes over the next decade. Yet the current level of house building in London is only skimming the surface of housing need, and the impact on levels of affordability is well documented. This debate will take as its starting point the desperate need to house our growing, changing population and examine how we can achieve the numbers, while creating great neighbourhoods and quality homes that reflect both our changing lifestyles and an aesthetic value that London can be proud of.

London Festival of Architecture, the annual, city-wide celebration of the capital’s buildings and landmarks, looks at architecture in its different forms. Architecture can be inspiring, inclusive, condemning, exclusive – it is divisive and yet utterly surrounds and influences us. London Festival of Architecture is about these issues: how architecture affects people and impacts on society.

London Festival of Architecture Headline debate: Housing: Is it just a numbers game?

Speakers:

  • Claire Bennie (Development Director for Peabody Housing Trust)
  • Richard Blakeway (Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, Greater London Authority)
  • Teresa Borsuk (Executive Director, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects)
  • David Lammy MP (MP for Tottenham)
  • Rob Perrins (Managing Director, Berkeley Group)
  • Patricia Brown, Chair, London Festival of Architecture

Tickets: £9.50; pre-booking is essential

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