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Workshop: Is foreign money necessary for accelerating housing development in London?

On February 19th – Chinese New Year – LSE London held a workshop on the potential role of international money in accelerating housing development in London. The conclusion was that foreign money can definitely help to bring forward development and in current conditions may well be the only way to achieve ambitious housing targets in London. However there are barriers to expanding their involvement, not least public attitudes to foreign buyers and… Read More

Housing Over the Airwaves: Nancy Holman and Christine Whitehead discuss the supply crisis on Radio 4

Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis project officers Christine Whitehead and Nancy Holman both recently discussed the housing supply shortage on BBC Radio 4 programmes.

From our own corRUPSpondent: Site visit to Goodman’s Fields

From our own CorRUPSpondent – A series of blog posts written by students and alumni of the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies programme at the LSE. Author: Kath Scanlon One recent morning I cycled around the Aldgate one-way system[1] to Leman Street to visit Goodman’s Fields, a new Berkeley Homes development. This 10-acre site, formerly occupied by a bank check-sorting centre, will provide almost 1000 new homes in a mix of high- and mid-rise… Read More

Video: A New Model for PRS in London?

On 9 January 2015, a team of researchers visited two new purpose-built PRS developments in East London: Stratford Halo and East Village. This site visit followed an expert roundtable held in December 2014, where sector stakeholders discussed strategies for overcoming barriers to institutional investment in the PRS. Neil Young, Chief Executive of Get Living London, and Alex Hilton, Director of Generation Rent, attended both the workshop and the site visit in January…. Read More

Workshop: Increasing the range of alternative approaches to supply in London can significantly increase output

There is a palpable sense that alternative housing options (including self-build, co-housing, live-work, community land trusts and sustainable building technologies) are gaining momentum in London. Increased interest is evident at both policy and popular levels (see previous blog about this topic here). At the very least, there is increasing recognition that much of the supply being produced through the traditional housing market, although necessary, is not the ‘right’ kind of housing for many people…. Read More

‘Game Changer’ for Housing Supply: Fran Tonkiss’ Thoughts

On 10 December, LSE London held a debate and expert panel further to explore the issues constraining the supply of housing in London. Our five panellists were each asked to respond to the following question: What are the two or three changes/innovations you think could ‘change the game’ and accelerate new housing development in London? Fran Tonkiss, Director of the LSE Cities Programme, was one of our five panellists. Her response is available… Read More

‘Game Changer’ for Housing Supply: Chris Hamnett’s Thoughts

On 10 December, LSE London held a debate and expert panel further to explore the issues constraining the supply of housing in London. Our five panellists were each asked to respond to the following question: What are the two or three changes/innovations you think could ‘change the game’ and accelerate new housing development in London? Chris Hamnett, Professor of Geography at King’s College London, was one of our five panellists. His response is available… Read More

‘Game Changer’ for Housing Supply: Paul Cheshire’s Thoughts

On 10 December, LSE London held a debate and expert panel further to explore the issues constraining the supply of housing in London. Our five panellists were each asked to respond to the following question: What are the two or three changes/innovations you think could ‘change the game’ and accelerate new housing development in London? Paul Cheshire, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at LSE, was one of our five panellists. His response is available… Read More

‘Game Changer’ for Housing Supply: David Lammy’s Thoughts

On 10 December, LSE London held a debate and expert panel further to explore the issues constraining the supply of housing in London. Our five panellists were each asked to respond to the following question: What are the two or three changes/innovations you think could ‘change the game’ and accelerate new housing development in London? David Lammy, MP for Tottenham was one of our five panellists. His response is available in the following… Read More

‘Game Changer’ for Housing Supply: Jo Negrini’s Thoughts

On 10 December, LSE London held a debate and expert panel further to explore the issues constraining the supply of housing in London. Our five panellists were each asked to respond to the following question: What are the two or three changes/innovations you think could ‘change the game’ and accelerate new housing development in London? Jo Negrini, Executive Director of Development and Environment for the London Borough of Croydon was one of our… Read More