Anne Power to speak at End of Year Review

Prof Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, will join the Academy’s End of Year review to speak on the housing crisis and the legacy of post-war planning.

The Review is an opportunity for members of the Academy to find out more about recent and future activities and will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 December 2017. The Review will be followed by Prof Power’s talk and a reception hosted by Alan Baxter, which is open to all.

Anne Power is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group based within the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. She is author of many books, reports and articles on housing, cities and low-income communities.

Since 1965 Anne has been involved in European and American housing and urban problems. In 1966 she worked with Martin Luther King’s ‘End Slums’ campaign in Chicago, and on her return to Britain organised community-based projects in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. From 1979 to 1989 she worked for the Department of the Environment and Welsh Office, setting up Priority Estates Projects to rescue run-down estates all over the country. In 1991 she became founding director of the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall in Chester which provides residential training and pump priming support for people living and working in low-income communities, and is currently Chair. From 2000 to 2009 she was a Commissioner on the Sustainable Development Commission.

Anne is a Visiting Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. She is founding director and Chair of the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall, near Chester.

Anne’s research interests include debt in low-income communities, welfare reform, private renting, energy saving, estate regeneration, European and American cities, and international human settlements. Her current research projects are based in London, Chester, Cumbria and generally are UK-wide.

End of Year Review: 15:00-17:30
Talk by Prof Anne Power & Reception: 18:00-20:30

The event will take place on 13 December 2017 at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ.

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