Podcast: Counting the costs of the housing crisis

The Future of Housing season

Published 13 April 2015

In the first event in our Future of Housing season, a panel of speakers considers the effects and implications of the UK’s housing crisis.

  • Britain is in the grip of a housing crisis, which – despite being recognised by politicians from all sides – shows no sign of abating. Recorded at a recent Royal Academy panel event, this podcast explores the costs of the current housing crisis, assessing their nature and implications – whether social, economic, psychological or environmental.

    Speakers include:

    Alison Brooks – Director, Alison Brooks Architects
    Campbell Robb – Chief Executive, Shelter
    Polly Toynbee – Author, campaigner and columnist for The Guardian
    Tony Travers – Professor, LSE and Director, LSE London
    Sarah Gaventa (chair) – Interim Director of the Architecture Foundation