Housing for London

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Housing for London

Thursday 14th April 2016  6.15 for 6.30 @ The Gallery 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

TPS / UDG members and students - free;      non members £7

Tickets available online only via Eventbrite 

Part II of a joint event between the Transport Planning Society and the Urban Design Group, looking at how London and the wider south east can accommodate an expanding population.

Chaired by  Colin Pullan, Vice Chair, Urban Design Group, and of Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners

6.30    Welcome

6.35    Linking Housing, Transport Infrastructure and Accessibility

Martin Wedderburn 

A summary of the issues raised at the first Housing for London event Summary of Points made in Housing for London Part I Martin Wedderburn, including the funding and apprasal of new transport infrastructure, and the relationships observed between the quality of public transport provision and density. 

6.45   Densifying the Suburbs  - Superbia

Dr Riette Oosthuizen Partner, Planning, HTA

Supurbia is a strategy for intensifying London’s suburbs that balances their inherent advantages with higher density and amenity value. Its approach is twofold: redeveloping local main streets and parades as mixed-use places with increased housing, improved service and amenity provision; and, enabling owner-occupiers to develop their land, creating rich diversities of housing.



7.05 Development beyond London’s sphere of economic influence - Colchester Metro Town

Tim Pharoah, Independent Consultant

Colchester Metro Town is a proposal to create high quality and genuinely sustainable settlements linked by existing railway infrastructure - an underused £2billion asset, and to introduce a more European approach to housing and transport planning.  The development would complement London, not be dependent on it, or be a mere dormitory. 



7.25  The Political Dimension

               Centre for London

7.45 Discussion

8.15 – Close + Drinks and Networking