RIBA President and CABE at Housing Conference

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……Building up to the General Election, the AMPS conference Housing – A Critical Perspective amps hi res with no bordergathers experts from across the UK and abroad to debate the critical issue of housing provision.

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RIBA. Royal Institute of British Architects. President. Stephen Hodder MBE.

CABE. Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. Head of Strategic Development. David Waterhouse.

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool. Cabinet Member for Housing. Councillor Ann O’Byrne.

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Conference details here.                                               #AmpsHCP    

To coincide with the conference Housing – A Critical Perspective, Architecture_MPS invited leading organisations, activists, architects and charities to support this event. They have authored opinion pieces on the housing crisis in the UK today.

Their statements can be read below:

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Shelter: “Everyone now accepts that we have a desperate housing shortage in England.”

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Unite the Union. “It is a basic human right that everyone has a decent, warm home that they can afford with security for the future.”

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ARLA: “We need more homes. For every house built in the UK two households are created.”

 

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Cullinan Studio: The abuse of words contributes to our cynicism of politics. ‘Affordable Housing’ is a prime example.”

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 HBA: “Without unified political backing we will struggle to tackle unaffordable housing and unaffordable living.”

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   imagesRead: March for Homes     DIY_logo Read: DIY

 

March for Homes: “In Britain we now pay more for housing, as a proportion of our income, than at any time [and] housing has become a means of increasing inequality.”

 

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The conference, Housing – A Critical Perspective is organised by Architecture_MPS (AMPS), the Sociology Department of Liverpool University and the Architecture Department of Liverpool John Moores University.

Wednesday, 08 April, 2015 – Liverpool University, Eleanor Rathbone Building, 9.30am-6:30pm

Thursday, 09 April, 2015 – Liverpool John Moores University, John Lennon Art and Design Building, 9.30am-7.00pm

 

Public audience welcome. No admission charge.

For details contact admin@architecturemps.com

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