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Centre for Cities Outlook for Housing Delivery

This event will consider the latest Centre for Cities report

Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 4:00PM - 6:00PM
CIH Offices, 236 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, UK
Free to Network members
RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

The Centre for Cities has published its Cities Outlook 2013. Their special focus this year has been on housing as a catalyst for economic growth: every 100,000 homes built can create jobs for 150,000 people. Their work shows that, although the UK as a whole needs at least 230,000 new houses a year, some cities are very short of housing while others are more likely to benefit from refurbishment and retrofitting, which also create jobs. A more place-based approach is needed they suggest: by adapting housing policy to the needs of individual cities, the UK economy as a whole can benefit.

Paul Swinney and Zach Wilcox from the Centre for Cities will outline their report and open a discussion of its implications for cities across England. As this is a Network event, attendance will be kept relatively small to help facilitate a good discussion.