New London Architecture event: can London afford the Green Belt?

We're delighted to be co-hosting this event with the NLA on the land available in London, and where the Green Belt might come in.

Event starts at 08:30-09:30 on 17 March 2015 at NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Following on from our report released last year Delivering Change: building homes where we need them, this breakfast event co-hosted with New London Architecture asks: can London afford the Green Belt? We’ll be presenting our research on the topic, which will be followed by a critical debate with:

  • Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, LSE
  • Colin Wilson, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA
  • Heather Cheesbrough, Assistant Director Strategic Planning, Regeneration and Economic Development, LB Hounslow
  • Peter Bishop, Professor of Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture (Needs to leave 09:15)
  • Jonathan Seager, Head of Housing Policy, London First

Some of the questions we’ll be addressing include:

  • Are areas of the Green Belt of the right quality and accessibility to support new communities? What sort of densities could it accommodate?
  • What are the alternative options for London?
  • How much brownfield land is still available in London and is this suitable for housing?

This event is hosted by the NLA and all enquiries should go through their website where you can register directly.