Conference: Affordable Housing – Overcoming crisis through collaboration


About the conference

Future of London hosted its annual conference as the sector starting facing the prospect of a major market readjustment, putting the viability of schemes across the capital in question.

Affordable Housing: Overcoming crisis through collaboration (5 October 2022), focused on public/partnerships and funding models for affordable housing.

The conference brought together practitioners from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and built on building on insights from our Affordable Housing programme.

Conference sessions

We were joined by over 140 delegates and speakers for the following sessions:

  • Affordable housing – are we delivering?
  • Can collaboration help deliver the housing London needs?
  • 101 on partnership types
  • Collaborative approaches to housing allocations
  • Innovations in collaborative finance models
  • Collaborating with communities
  • Cultures of collaboration
  • Lessons learned, from London to Lagos
  • Housing 2030: an ambition for the future

Speaker slides

All speaker slides from the conference can be viewed here.

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The full programme for the conference is available here.

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Session summaries 

Affordable housing – are we delivering?

Lyn Garner, London Legacy Development Corporation

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What do the numbers tell us about the delivery of affordable housing?

Helen Hodgson, National Audit Office

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Can collaboration help deliver the housing London needs?

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, L&Q
Tricia Patel, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Michael Scorer, LB Southwark
Cath Shaw, LB Barnet
Andrew Travers, Inner Circle Consulting (chair)

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101 on partnership types

Meera Bedi, Barnet Homes
Kate Ives, Countryside
Jodie Norman, Notting Hill Genesis
Mandar Puranik, LB Ealing (chair)
Amy Shaw, Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Christine Wood, GLA

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Collaborative approaches to housing allocations

Cllr Leo Pollak, LB Southwark
Becky Utuka, Gateway Housing Association

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Innovations in collaborative finance models

Emma Gullifer, Columbia Thread Needle
Kitson Keen, Home Group
Drew Ritchie, Big Society Capital
Lisa Taylor, Coherent Cities & FoL (chair)
Anurag Verma, Rural Urban Synthesis Society

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Fieldtrip: Learnings from 40 years of Coin Street

Helen Searl, Rambert Studios
Iain Tuckett, Coin Street

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Collaborating with communities

Hannah Afolabi, Mood and Space (chair)
Kyle Buchanan, Archio
Simon Donovan, London Development Trust
Jackie Fearon, Housing Solutions
Olaide Oboh, Socius
Anita Whittaker, OPDC

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Workshop: Cultures of collaboration

Ria Bailes, Bailes Partners Consulting
Andy Donald, LB Haringey
Michael Nathan, FoL (chair)
Elizabeth Rapoport, Homes England
Nissa Shahid, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service

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Lessons learned, from London to Lagos

James Caspell, RB Kensington & Chelsea
Chrissy Galerakis, RB Kensington & Chelsea
Nicola Mathers, FoL (chair)
Olu Olanrewaju, Altair
Gilly Tolbin, Altair

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Housing 2030: an Ambition for the future

Tara .I. Gbolade, Gbolade Design Studio
Nicola Mathers, FoL (chair)
Will Seamer, Montagu Evans
Ciara Whelehan, LB Brent

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This conference was free to attend thanks to our project sponsors Countryside Partnerships, Montagu Evans, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Potter Raper and Trowers & Hamlins, and our conference sponsors Altair, Inner Circle Consulting and Big Society Capital.