Rising to the Challenge: London’s Housing Crisis

dscn2929On Thursday, 1 December 2016, LSE London launched the final report and recommendations on how to accelerate the supply of new housing in London. This was a culmination of discussions with specialists from central government, the GLA, and London boroughs together with a small number of other key actors from industry and academia. This event followed up on our interim report we published in June 2016, taking full account of changing political and economic circumstances. As part of the event we also held a roundtable for major players who are helping to develop London’s housing policies.


  • Tony Travers, Director of LSE London
  • Christine Whitehead, Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics
  • Kath Scanlon, Assistant professorial Research Fellow
  • Melissa Fernández-Arrigoitia, Lecturer in Urban Futures, University of Lancaster
  • Alan Mace, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Studies
  • Fanny Blanc, LSE London
  • Nancy Holman, Associate Professor of Urban Planning; Director of MSc Regional & Urban Planning Studies
  • Alessandra Mossa, Oram Research Fellow
  • Ian Gordon, Emeritus Professor in Human Geography

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The event was held in the New Academic Building at the LSE. We produced several films as part of this project which are listed and linked below. All of our films we have produced for this and other housing related projects can be found on our YouTube channel: LSE London.

Event documents

Related LSE London research

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