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The Future of Living stream is free* to attend


*Free to specific organisations (e.g. architects, banks/funders, BTR providers, engineers, housebuilders, master developers, planners and retirement living.) All registrations are subject to a vetting process.

What is the utopian living environment? And how do we build great quality, sustainable homes flexible to our future needs?

The confinement of people to their homes due to COVID-19 has highlighted major failures in the quality and comfort of housing that is exacerbating inequalities.

Brand new for 2020, the Future of Living stream will bring together a host of inspirational names to help you plan, procure, design and build homes fit for the 21st century. Be taken on a journey through the art of the possible and learn how to challenge convention to create homes and places where people aspire to live. Hear from futurist keynote speakers, learn from experts and peers in a series of insightful case studies and panel discussions or get involved in an interactive ‘huddle’ to take home new ideas and practical solutions.

Expert-led discussions will help you address the following issues:

  • Building quality
  • Placemaking
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Healthy homes
  • MMC, BIM and technology
  • Local authority housing delivery
  • Partnership working in the 21st century
  • Planning reform
  • Future design of homes post-COVID
  • Procuring for innovation and quality

Learn from 50+ expert speakers, including:

Miles Attenborough

Director of sustainable development group, AECOM

Ann Bentley

Global board director, Rider Levett Bucknall

Sarah Cary

Executive director of place, London Borough of Enfield

Indy Johar

Co-founder and executive director, DarkMatter Laboratories

Dr Ahsan Khan

Director of research and innovation, Active Building Centre

Claire Kober

Chair, Urban Splash

Sue Manns

President, RTPI

Mary Parsons

Group executive director – placemaking and regeneration, Places for People

Liz Peace

Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Pat Ritchie

Chief executive, Newcastle City Council

Jon Rouse

City director, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Mark Stevenson

Futurist, writer and entrepreneur

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Net zero partner:

“I very much enjoyed the conference and in particular the chance to meet so many passionate people that want to make a difference in Housing.”
S Massingham, Clarion Housing Group