Highlights from our Housing 2021 forum

Modular housing for the homeless (Pan-London Collaborative Enterprise / ESS)

Last week Future Cities Forum gathered housing experts to discuss different strategies for new homes across London and the UK in 2021, covering the role of public sector organisations as developer-in-chief, factory built and modular homes and temporary housing solutions for the homeless.

While national and local government energies this year have been directed at managing the pandemic, there has also been discussion in Parliament on how to deliver on a target of 300,000 new homes per year and whether these should be scaled up away from the South East to the Midlands and the North. Meanwhile in London the need for new homes is exacerbated by high prices and rents.