Housing Symposium, Tuesday 12 September 2017, The NLA


That London has a severe housing shortage is a well-established fact. The crisis has rarely been out of mainstream media in recent months. In simple terms, the population is rising faster than housing supply, leaving a gap. However, a growing body of experts in London are citing a Perfect Storm of conditions on the near  horizon, which could provide a unique, once-in-a-lifetime climate for delivering a record number of high volume, high quality housing units to the London boroughs.

Harnessing this sliver of optimism, in partnership with New London Architecture; Planning; and Climate-KIC, World Architecture News (WAN), is taking the bull by the horns and hosting a Symposium on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at The NLA's Building Centre to address the London housing crisis head on.

Will the London Plan be up to the Challenge? Following the NLA’s great debate, partners World Architecture News (WAN) have pulled together an international Task Force of visionaries and innovators to examine solutions being implemented in other world cities. Is London unique, or can we learn from other cities?

Why attend?

This is a rare opportunity to engage with the Task Force and to take readings from peers in The Building Centre. This is a must-go-to event for anyone involved in providing housing in London. The new London Plan will be stress-tested by a panel of international experts. Don’t miss out, this event will be sold out, BOOK EARLY.

Who is going?

International architects, city leaders, members of the GLA, London Boroughs, contractors, off-site manufacturers, housing associations, engineering consulting firms.



18.00 - Registration
Introduction from Peter Murray

18.30 - 5x five-minute presentation on the Manifesto for Change from the Task Force

19.00 - Panel discussion 
20.00 - Keynote speech - James Murray, London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development

20.15 - Audience Q&A
Summary from Peter Murray

20.30 - Drinks reception
22.00 - Close

Why sponsor?

This unique opportunity positions you to be seen as a thought and innovation leader in the field, at a time that is crucial to a potential breakthrough. Sponsoring this initiative will enable you to showcase your expertise in this area and increase your client base. This event will also present the opportunity for meeting key figures within the industry that will promote business.  For any sponsorship opportunities, contact Tessa Schubert on +44 (0)1273 201 133, or tessa.schubert@haymarket.com