200,000 Homes: Are garden cities the answer?

Author: Localis   |  

200,000 Homes: Are garden cities the answer?
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, Monday 22nd September, 13:00

Held in partnership with Land Securities

This panel speaking event at Labour Party Conference asked what role the garden city movement can play in solving the UK’s housing crisis, and how they can contribute to meeting Ed Miliband’s 200,000 homes a year by 2020 pledge. With speakers:

· Roberta Blackman-Woods MP; Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government

· Cllr John Burden; Leader, Gravesham Borough Council

· Duncan Bonfield, Land Securities

Some of the twitter coverage of the debate, using #Localis200k, included:

· “Labour is serious about delivering high quality garden cities with community consent at their core” (@robertabwMP)

· “Promising and Interesting stuff from @robertabwMP about how we can deliver more housing #localis200k” (@TomAlstonBath)

· “In answer to my Q @Localis fringe panel agrees that provision of schools and GPs is vital to make garden cities sustainable” (@kg_williams)

More details about Localis’ fringe events for 2014 can be found here.