New Directions in Affordable Housing

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This year’s Congress will feature five workshops exploring subjects related to new directions in affordable housing. All workshops will run concurrently on the Friday 21 June at 13:30.

  1. Resurgence of the public sector(led by Deb Upadhyaya AoU)
  2. Dominic Church AoU, Project Leader for Strategic Planning, Real Estate Department, City of Lucerne
    Colm Lacey, CEO, Brick by Brick
    Leonie Andriesse, Housing Policy Lead, City of Rotterdam

    This breakout session continues the morning’s theme of exploring how local authorities and the public sector organisations are responding to the affordable housing crisis. The aim is to present a number of different contexts and affordable housing models that your city/organisation has adopted, illustrated as much as possible through projects. Some of you will take part in the panel discussion earlier in the day, so please make sure that, if you are talking about the same issues that in this session you provide more nuanced explanations or illustrations for the points made earlier.

  3. Community-led models (led by Jas Atwal AoU)
  4. Stephen Hill, Chair of the UK Cohousing Network and Trustee of the National CLT Network
    Jonny Anstead AoU, Director, TOWN
    Dr Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Executive Director, MAS ETH in Housing, ETH Department of Architecture, Zurich

    This breakout session focuses on community-led housing, as one of the ways of addressing the affordable housing crisis.

    The aim is to present a number of different contexts and community-led models that your city/ organisation has adopted, illustrated as much as possible through projects.

    Some of you will take part in the panel discussions later in the programme. Please make sure that, if you are talking about the same issues, that in this breakout session you provide more detailed explanations or illustrations for the more general points that will be discussed in panel sessions.

  5. Addressing affordability through design (led by Tony Reddy AoU)
  6. Alexis Butterfield, Associate Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
    Paul Karakusevic, Partner, KCA, London
    Tina Saaby AoU, former City Architect of Copenhagen

    This breakout session focuses on how affordability can be achieved through design. The aim is to present a number of different contexts and models that your city/ company has adopted, illustrated through projects.

    Some of you will take part in the panel discussions at other times during the congress, so please make sure that, if you are talking about the same issues, that in this breakout session you provide more detailed explanations or illustrations for the more general points that will be discussed in panel sessions.

  7. New ways to think delivery (led by Andrew Burrell AoU)
  8. Jos Goijaerts, Investment Director, Sint Trudo
    John Lewis, Director for Thamesmead, Peabody Trust

    This breakout session focuses on how housing associations and private developers are addressing affordability. The aim is to present different contexts and models that Peabody and Trudo have adopted, illustrated through projects.

  9. Can Liveability be affordability (led by Steve Bee AoU)
  10. Session by C Lab at Buro Happold

    The factors that make a place liveable can also contribute to it being unaffordable. In many of the world’s most liveable cities, rent and transport costs can make up 50% or more of the average salary. This workshop will explore the interaction between liveability and affordability; and look to develop interventions for neighbourhoods that can have a positive impact on both. The workshop will be facilitated by C:Lab, BuroHappold’s urban research programme. Following the workshop, an output document will be created capturing the key points and sharing the ideas developed by the participants. These can be used within our own practices and indeed explored further during and following our time in Eindhoven. We aim to envisage what our future neighbourhoods will look like and are particularly interested in getting the perspective of young urbanists.