As housing provision becomes an increasingly pressing issue in London, New London Architecture (NLA) has launched an events series during Autumn 2012 examining London’s housing landscape.
To kick off the series, NLA last night launched Housing London, an eight-week exhibition, co-sponsored by Peabody, that will bring together London’s leading built environment decision-makers and professionals in order to stimulate debate about how to deliver the quality, quantity and variety of homes that the capital needs.
The exhibition was officially opened by Richard Blakeway, the Deputy Mayor for Housing Land and Property, to 450 attendees comprising policy-makers, planners, housebuilders, developers, investors, architects and consultants.
The capital needs to build around 30,000 new homes a year just to keep pace with the number of new households. It faces issues of inequality, of low space standards, of general design quality and of inadequate supply.
The exhibition will look at how well the capital is facing up to these issues, the funding and policy context, exemplar projects and new and imaginative ideas for designing and delivering new homes for London.
The exhibition will be on display until 21 December at NLA’s galleries at The Building Centre in WC1.
Other sponsors include Barratt, RTKL, Turley Associates and Ardmore.
For more information, contact Anna Cassidy at NLA on 020 7636 4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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