Rethinking an Old Problem: Innovation in Housing Supply and Demand

Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AL
Event Fees:East of England local authorities - FREE
Non-member organisations - £95.00 (Ex VAT)

Everybody agrees that there is a worrying gap between housing supply and demand across the UK as a whole.  This has been exacerbated by a reduction in house building over the past 40 years and has far reaching consequences over housing affordability; a ‘generation rent’; and rising homelessness.

There is a need for greater innovation to bring forward sites for development, advance quantity, affordability and quality of developments, improve local authority planning services, as well as a need to get ahead of the curve by gaining a better understanding of future demand, such as growth and commuting patterns.

This event aims to support councils in the East of England in rethinking the old problem of housing supply and demand.

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 Christine Whitehead 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 digital, modular housing, custom build and garden communities.   

The event will bring together leading thinkers and expert advisors to discuss what works, identify future trends, stimulate debate and thinking about how to tackle the challenges and identify opportunities for improvement. 

Audience: Senior officers with a responsibility for Housing, Planning and economic growth / Elected members with responsibility for Planning, Economic Growth and Housing

Why Attend?

  • Benefit from updates and insights into the latest legislation and best practice from housing experts. 
  • Learn from engaging presentations and interactive workshops to quiz experts from across the sector to gain insights into changing best practice and effective problem solving.
  • Connect with delegates from across the region to problem solve shared challenges, and learn from the experience of others.

Event Downloads

Activating Partnerships (South Cambridgeshire District Council) stephen_hills_ppt.pdf576KB
Getting Business Ready (Housing & Finance Institute)natalie_elphicke_ppt.pdf841KB
The Role of Developers in Unlocking Delivery (Home Builders Federation)james_stevens_ppt.pdf209KB
Addressing the Skills Gap (Huntingdonshire District Council)joanne_lancanster_ppt.pdf631KB
North Essex Garden Communitieschris_outtersides_ppt.pdf1017KB
Cubicco Dutch Modular Housingraoul_voeten_ppt.pdf592KB
Advanced Housing Methods (DLS Strategic Ltd)dennis_seal_ppt.pdf1MB
East of England Migration Review (London School of Economics) christine_whitehead_ppt.pdf1MB
Preparing for the challenges of the future (WSE Programme) (Essex County Council) cllr_david_finch_ppt.pdf451KB

Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

Please note: cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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