Affordable Housing: What Makes a Home 'Affordable,' and for Whom?

Carolyn Downs, Lord Kerslake, Paul Roberts, Yolande Barnes
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17:00 - 19:00
Kellogg College
62 Banbury Road
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The Hub

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Lectures and seminars
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Access to secure shelter is a basic human need. Both rich and poor societies are failing to house the most vulnerable in today’s cities. During the evening’s discussion, leading experts will explore how housing problems evolve, and how they might be solved.

Oxford is now Britain’s most unaffordable city, even outstripping London. The city's house prices have rocketed in recent years in line with the London property market and many professionals, including academics, have complained of the fact they cannot afford to make a home here.

This talk sets out to explore the mounting challenges and opportunities presented by city living. The aim of this event is to present current research on affordable housing and generate lively debate on the pros and cons of implementing new ideas and strategies. Four leading speakers will join us, in what promises to be a provocative, enlightening and pragmatic debate.

Carolyn Downs, Chief Executive, Brent Council
Lord Kerslake, Chair, Peabody Trust
Paul Roberts, Chief Executive, Aspire Oxford
Professor Yolande Barnes, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served from 16:30, the seminar will begin at 17:00. You are welcome to stay for drinks after the event.

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