Homes for Londoners Conference 2019

Tuesday 8 October, The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1GB

Thank you very much for coming to the Homes for Londoners conference and making it such a success. 

 

The day focused on the Mayor's key priorities for housing - building more council, social rented, and other genuinely affordable homes, alongside making sure Londoners are closely involved in plans for what is built in their area. Thank you for your valuable contribution to these discussions and we hope you will be able to help us spread them throughout your networks.

Overview

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, bought together London Boroughs, the GLA group, housing associations, homebuilders, developers, investors, and Londoners themselves at his inaugural Homes for Londoners Conference.

The conference discussed how we work together to building more council, social rented, and other genuinely affordable homes – and was unique amongst similar events by having a community representative on every panel.

It took place at The Crystal in the Royal Docks on 8 October 2019, highlighting the Royal Docks as a major area where the Mayors of London and Newham want to make sure local people and Londoners widely benefit from development.

The conference, curated by New London Architecture, was the first to be hosted by the Mayor of London and offered 500 attendees panel discussions, round-table sessions, a major borough and GLA exhibition, off-site tours of the Royal Docks and informal networking.

Agenda Summary

9.30 – 10.30

Welcome & Opening Plenary
Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and
Residential Development

10.30 – 11.30

Panel Sessions
Economic Challenges
Delivery Models
Quality for life, Quality of life

12.30 – 13.30

Panel Sessions
Infrastructure and Place
Skills and Innovation
Civic Engagement

13.00 – 14.30  Lunch
14.30 – 15.00 

In conversation with and Q&A
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham

15.00 – 17.00

Borough one-to-ones (Open access)
Senior representatives from participating Boroughs will
be available within the main exhibition space for informal
consultation and discussion

Innovation Room (Open access)
Short inspirational presentations focusing on:
- Community Collaboration
- Delivery & Manufacturing
- Homelessness
- Infilling & Densification

Study Tours (Pre-book on the day)
Tours include:
- Brunel Street Works
- Great Eastern Quays
- Pontoon Dock
- Silvertown Quays
- Thameside West

Roundtables (By invitation)
Sessions include:
- Enabling Communities
- Homelessness
- Industrial Intensification
- Land Assembly
- PRS & Build to Rent
- Precision Manufacturing

17.00 – 17.30 

Closing Plenary
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and
Residential Development
Raji Hunjan, Chair of the Mayor's London Housing Panel
and Chief Executive, Zaccheus 2000 Trust

17.30 – 20.00  Closing Reception

       

The focus of the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners conference will be firmly on how we can work together to build more council, social rented, and other genuinely affordable housing. Londoners will literally be at its heart, with a community representative on every panel. The Mayor is looking forward to engaging with all those in the industry about how to build the homes that Londoners truly need.

James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development

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