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Future Homes for London: Alternate Models

Two day conference with RCA on 13 & 14 April

The objective of this two day event is to examine alternate models of affordable and community-led housing projects for the UK. Using global exemplars we'll ask what is possible, what works and why, and how do we learn from other places, recognising the specificity of our legal jurisdiction, financial structures, and cultural limitations?

Future Homes for London: Alternate Models will discuss: case studies and precedents; the consequences of different legal frameworks; co-operative models and land tenure systems in relationship to participation, ongoing management, and governance; the financing of housing projects – patient capital and the perception of risk; procurement structures; and the role of architecture, especially in negotiating difference productively through design.

Participants will hear from those developing, building, designing, leading and living in new projects globally and learn from their experience of delivering alternate housing.

Venue: Lecture Theatre One, Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU (entrance via Jay Mews)