The UK housing crisis and garden villages


We are delighted to have Oxford City Council's Executive Director, Regeneration and Housing, David Edwards speaking at our Future Cities Forum on 6th March 2017 on the government's plan to create new garden villages as a way of helping to solve the housing crisis.

He will be describing a development just six miles outside Oxford in the Cotswolds, which is one of the proposed villages that will provide 2,000 new homes and a science park.

His talk will follow BBC presenter and historian Dan Cruickshank speaking on the topic 'Houses: past, present and future'.

David Edwards in his role at Oxford City Council is overseeing the development of the Westgate Shopping Centre. Previously he was HCA Director for the South East and English Partnerships Director for the South of England. He worked for 10 years in the private sector as a director for Arup, the consulting engineers.

The Guardian reported in the autumn that the Conservative government's housebuilding programme of the 1950's puts current attempts to solv