Urban Challenge 17: London’s Housing Crisis
The WAN Urban Challenge 2017 is to tackle London's housing crisis.
In media partnership with Planning, NLA and World Cities Network, WAN has developed a three part framework to bring the best of urban housing design from around the world and present to members of the London Assembly at city hall on the 23rd May 2017.
Stage 1. Housing Design competition. Open to firms worldwide. Closes 17th April 2017 , Find out more about how to enter
Stage 2. Urban Task Force. A task force of 25 invited experts (including 4 winners from stage 1) will draw upon their experience and inspiration from the entries to work through the challenges faced by London and develop a strategy. More
Stage 3. London Housing Symposium. The Task Force present their findings to an audience of 250 at City Hall. 1800hrs 23rd May 2017. Limited tickets available.
Global Design and Ideas CompetitionConcepts or case studies from around the world provide inspiration for the task force. Further details on how your practice can get involved.
Urban task force
Twenty five invited experts review concepts and case studies from the competition and work up a strategy for London.
London Housing Symposium
23rd May 2017. The stage is set … Tickets on sale.
Look who's coming
James Murray, London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development confirmed to brief WAN Urban Task Force.
Affordable floating homes
Company Urban Riggers has come up with an unconventional architectural solution to build low-cost modular dorms using shipping containers that can float in urban harbours, bringing students into Copenhagen city centre without the exorbitant rents.
Towards the new London Plan...
The blueprint for the future shape of London is being prepared. The timing of Urban Challenge couldn’t be better.
22/03/2017News Update #03 - Housing Solutions: The Interlace
15/03/2017News Update #02 - Land Supply
14/03/2017News Update #01 - Venue confirmed
13/03/2017Urban Task Force so far...
02/03/2017Early bird deadline closing - global ideas competition
15/02/2017WAN Urban Challenge Global Ideas Competition now open