RIBA Conference: How To Build The Homes And Communities Britain Needs

29 November 2013

9:45 AM - 4:45 PM


City of York Council, West Offices, York


Britain needs a revolution in the scale, quality and funding of home building if we are to have any hope of meeting the housing needs of our growing and changing population. The challenge is not just to increase the number and standard of homes being built for many years to come, but to develop communities which enhance the quality of life for both new residents and existing communities nearby. All this can happen without additional government funding and at this conference you will find out how.

Bringing to life the Future Homes Commission report 'Building the Homes & Communities Britain Needs' this one day event will feature expert speakers as well as case studies that demonstrate just how Britain's housing sector can achieve its ambitious goals.

The conference is designed to benefit a wide range of stakeholders and participants in the housing sector. The target audience includes: developers of social housing projects; private sector developers; housing associations; local authority housing champions; pension fund managers; RIBA members; RICS members, RTPI members; architectural technologists, advocates of self-build development and policymakers.

Speakers include:

  • Sir John Banham, Chair Future Homes Commission
  • Cllr James Alexander, Leader of City of York Council
  • Harry Rich, Chief Executive, RIBA 
  • Barry McCullough, Director, Levitt Bernstein
  • Kevin McGeough, Homes & Communities Agency
  • Nigel Ingram, Director of Development & Property Services, Joseph Rowntree Trust
  • Alex Ely, Mae Architects
  • John Long and Pete Conboy, Igloo
  • Prof Rebecca Tunstall, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York
  • Simon Baker, Chetwoods Architects, Chair RIBA Yorkshire
  • Andrew Matthews, Proctor & Matthews

Further speakers to be confirmed


  • Introduction and keynote address
  • How To Fix A Broken Housing Market to Meet Britain’s Needs
  • How To Fund The Threefold Growth In Housing
  • How To Design Homes With A Future
  • How To Create A More Responsive Housing Market
  • How To Build Sustainable Communities
  • Q&A

The event flyer can be downloaded as a PDF from the bottom of this page.


RIBA and CIAT members: £96 (£80 + VAT)
Others: £108 (£90 + VAT)
Students: £60 (£50 + VAT) Student ID required


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If you have any questions about booking a place please contact Rachel Hunnybun.


Rachel Hunnybun
0113 3899870


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