London faces an acute housing crisis. The need for solutions is intensifying, but the debate on how to tackle these challenges is becoming increasingly polarised. Ahead of the 2020 Mayoral election, the Capital Homes project will seek to revitalise the debate and build consensus around principles for intervention and sustainable solutions.
As part of this project we will be hosting a series of roundtables on London’s key housing challenges. This first roundtable will explore issues of trust, design and community engagement.
To address London’s housing crisis, we must build more homes that are affordable to Londoners. In recent years, public concern about housing has increased, yet anti-development sentiments have intensified, and building has become increasing politicised. We believe that trust, design and community engagement are all fundamental to addressing housing challenges in London.
As part of this roundtable, discussion points will include:
- The public’s role in the planning process
- Strengthening trust between communities and developers
- Fostering social vitality and integration
- Role of community-led housing, self-build, custom-build, and modern construction methods
This private event, chaired by Richard Brown, Research Director of Centre for London, will bring together experts, politicians, business, government and community leaders.
This event is invite-only. If you would like to register your interest to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org.