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Future of real estate – WEO

“The World Economic Forum’s Real Estate community has developed a vision for the future of real estate. It is a future in which buildings provide comfort, are equipped for the most unprecedented events, support people’s health, and are affordable and accessible for all of society. It is a vision in which the real estate of…

Innovation and Affordable Housing Panel Q&A

Another interesting discussion hosted by Alex Impey. CEO of Fluxus, Fanyu Lin, a passionate advocate for sustainable, affordable homes shared her extensive insights and pre-fabricated housing model. Andy Redfearn, Director of LivShare Housing, discusses their inclusive grass-roots up approach to delivering low-rent housing and I speak about the housing problems facing younger people on lower…

A visit to Kiln Place

A visit to Kiln Place

We visited this interesting infill scheme by Peter Barber Architects for Camden Council. New homes are stitched into the fabric of the existing estate in areas that used to be car parking spaces and old entrance lobbies. The new buildings mostly sit comfortably within their context integrating landscaped areas. The spaces between the homes give…

People in housing need – NHF

It has been well established that the response to the housing crisis needs bold responses across the housing spectrum. The recent National Housing Federation report, “People in housing need” shows that nearly 8 million people in England have some form of housing need, with 1.8 million younger people in housing need. If we are to…

Tomorrow’s homes

Tomorrow’s homes

It is good to see that the construction industry is straining at the bit to begin the huge task of building the homes we need. Before we hit the go button, we should take a moment and envisage what kind of world we should be building. Do we keep doing what we always have? Or…