Seminar followed on from the AoU’s hugely successful 2019 Congress in Eindhoven.
The Academy convened a follow-up to the 2019 Congress to explore further the issue of affordable housing and the success of neighbourhoods.
The event brought together a number of experts who presented practical examples and learning from community, council and housing association-led housing. These covered schemes from within London, but also Sheffield, where we heard about a joint venture between Sheffield City Council and Keepmoat and Great Places, as well as Bridport in Dorset, which is the UK’s largest co-housing scheme.
The event concluded with a discussion between Paul Hackett, chief executive of Optivo Homes, Mary Parsons, group director of placemaking and regeneration at Places for People, and Lord Richard Best OBE. The discussion was chaired by Paul Hackett, director of the Smith Institute.
Session 1: Council-led affordable housing
Session 2: Community building and the co-production of affordable housing and place
Session 3: Is achieving affordable and well designed homes and places mission impossible?
This event was kindly hosted at Karakusevic Carson Architects at their studio in Bermondsey, London.