Details of past events in the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum series.
Seeking common ground?
Affordable, timely and sustainable housing for London’s workforce
Monday 20 June, 5.30pm – 7.15pm (followed by networking drinks and dinner)
The expert panel at this event considered the realistic potential to meet London’s housing demand, in terms of:
- how – the capacity to build at the required volume;
- where – the locational opportunities, constraints and possible priorities;
- with due environmental care – can affordable growth be accommodated sustainably and with good quality design?
- Can we identify common ground and what are the implications?
With net migration to the UK exceeding 100,000 each year since 1998, and the numbers of migrants unlikely to decline in the near to medium term, how can the UK adjust to this new reality, ensuring the best possible outcomes for the UK’s economy, society and for migrants themselves?
Image: Flooding at the head of Loch Tay. Copyright: nz_willowherb
Resilience to climate change: who pays (and who benefits)?
Tuesday 17 November 2015, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (followed by dinner until 9.30pm)
In association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The event marked the launch by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation of ‘Community resilience to climate change: An evidence review‘ (led by Dr Clare Twigger-Ross, Collingwood Environmental Planning Ltd.).
Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy
Wednesday 21 October 2015, 5.00pm – 8.30pm
Successive governments have tried to ‘rebalance’ spatial economic growth in the UK. How can policy-makers ensure that plans for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ really address the ‘north-south divide’? What will this mean for other city regions?