Rethinking an Old Problem: Innovation in Housing Supply and Demand

3rd August 2017

We know that there is a worrying gap between housing supply and demand across the UK as a whole.  This situation needs radical rethinking and councils must be at the heart of these strategies. 

The East of England LGA will be hosting the event “Rethinking an Old Problem: Innovation in Housing Supply and Demand” on Monday 18 September 2017, 10:00 - 16:00 at the Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AL.  

Those attending this event will have an opportunity find out more about the innovations available to councils, how these are already being used by councils to improve their planning functions, as well as how working more collaboratively with wider partners can deliver on local plans and increase the housing supply vital for successful local communities.  

We have confirmed Natalie Elphicke, Chief Executive of the Housing & Finance Institute who will talk through how councils can become ‘business ready’.  We will look at future trends with Professor Ian Gordon from the LSE presenting the early findings of an East of England migration review to support our understanding of the relationships between migration, house prices and commuting.   We will also look at how we create and nurture innovation in the sector, including the role of modular housing, custom build and garden towns. 

Please book your place at: http://www.eelga.gov.uk/events/rethinking-an-old-problem-innovation-in-housing-s/

We are keen to have representation from across the East of England in order to be able to share approaches and have a full debate on the challenges and how we address these.

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