Task force to present solutions to London's housing crisis

A task force of 25 international experts will present their radical proposals on how to fix London's housing crisis at a seminar later this month.

London: event will look at proposals on how to fix housing crisis
London: event will look at proposals on how to fix housing crisis

The London Housing Symposium, hosted by World Architecture News and New London Architecture, will see the panel of experts stress test the new London Plan, which is currently under development.

The event, due to take place on 12 September at The Building Centre in central London, is the final stage of World Architecture News' Urban Challenge.

Since February this year, 25 senior figures from across the architectural, planning, engineering, finance, governance and construction sectors have been collaborating on possible solutions for London, drawing on their extensive international experience.

The task force met in May to draw up proposals to confront the capital's housing challenge. Its manifesto for change will be submitted to the London Assembly at City Hall prior to the symposium.

The task force will then make presentations detailing its findings at the symposium, followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.

London's deputy mayor for housing, James Murray, who attended the May event, said: "What's really important to me is everyone in this room is coming together with ideas around how to tackle the housing crisis. People in City Hall don't have all the answers and they need to work with the industry."

The conference takes place on 12 September. For further details, or to book a place, visit www.wanurbanchallenge.com

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