On 8 February, we held an event with Nationwide Foundation which explored how together, we can make new housing futures that work for people and planet.
Housing is the most unaffordable it has ever been. Council house waiting lists are longer than ever. We seem paralysed in a permanent housing crisis. In this pre-election year, there is an urgent need for new thinking and new ideas about the change that is needed and how we make it happen.
Held in partnership with Nationwide Foundation and attended by almost 300 people in-person and online, the event explored new housing futures at different levels – from the micro-site, to the neighbourhood, to the city, to the whole system. Our brilliant panel shared fresh thinking on a range of issues from affordability and retrofit, to new approaches to achieving scale and impact.
We heard from Immy Kaur (Civic Square), Nicholas Boys Smith (Create Streets and the Office for Place), Pooja Agrawal (Public Practice), Indy Johar (Dark Matter Labs) and Melissa Mean (WeCanMake), chaired by policy whiz Toby Lloyd. You can watch the full recording below.