Rowan Moore: How to Fix A Housing Crisis

The Observer's architecture critic offers his solution to the issue sure to dominate the next election


07:00pm, Thursday, 7 December 2023


08:30pm, Thursday, 7 December 2023

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How to fix a housing crisis

The long-running housing crisis in Britain has finally risen to the top of the political agenda. It is set to be a major issue in the next general election. But how, realistically, can it be addressed? With new towns? By retrofitting existing buildings? With economic policies? And what role would architecture play?

Rowan Moore’s new book, Property, the Myth that Built the World, argues that the social wealth of property can be used to achieve good and accessible homes. In this talk he will set out the ways in which this principle can be put into practice in contemporary Britain. 

 Rowan Moore is architecture critic of The Observer, formerly director of the Architecture Foundation, architecture critic of the Evening Standard and editor of Blueprint. His previous books include Slow Burn City: London in the 21st Century and Why We Build.