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What more can be done to build the homes we need? The Lyons Edited Collection

Join IPPR, PwC and Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets for the launch of a new edited collection, ‘What more can be done to build the homes we need’.

This event featured the official launch of a new edited collection, 'What more can be done to build the homes we need', and offered an important opportunity for experts from across the housing sector to reflect on the recent housing white paper, and to consider in depth the core priorities for addressing England's housing challenges.

In 2014, the Lyons’ Review on Housebuilding in England provided a detailed blueprint to increase housing supply in England. The commission's was widely welcomed at the time for its comprehensive approach to the problem of housing supply. The commission has continued its work on an independent basis since the publication of its first report. Working with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) we have brought together the original members of the commission to revisit the challenges facing England’s housing market, recognising how the world has moved on since the original review, and to examine what can be done to help England meet its housing needs.

At this event, an introductory address from Sir Michael Lyons and the panel session following, brought together the contributing authors, alongside experts from across the sector, to discuss the issues raised in this new collection of essays, which included assessments of the land market, build-to-rent, quality and environmental impacts, garden cities, construction and skills, the roles of local authorities and housing associations, and regional variations, as well as exploring lessons from abroad and the devolved nations.

This event was kindly supported by PwC and Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets.


09.00   Registration

09.15   Welcome from IPPR

09.20   Welcome from PwC

09.25   Introduction to the Collection from Michael Lyons

09.45   Panel:

  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Bill Hughes, Head of Real Assets, Legal & General Investment Management
  • John Tutte, CEO, Redrow Homes
  • Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing

11.15   Concluding Remarks

11.30   Close

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