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Homes for Heroes 100

Building Communities in New Estates

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The prospects for new council housing and new estates are good. But how do we avoid the problems of the past and create new affordable housing to buy or rent in liveable neighbourhoods? Can we make sure people have the opportunity to live good lives side-by-side when even some playgrounds are segregated in new developments? What’s the role of architects and developers, as well as councils?

Alice Brownfield (Peter Barber Architects) looks at the lessons of some of their ground-breaking urban social housing and homelessness projects); Victor da Cunha (Curo) looks at how they are helping to build new affordable and council houses and communities in Bristol; Andrew Dobbs (Wilmott Dixon) looks at the new communities being created in Bristol at Ashton Rise; and Kate Henderson (National Housing Federation) looks at ensuring the right conditions for new communities. It is introduced by John Savage (Business West), who talks about growing up in a council flat in London after the war. Jenny Lacey chairs.

Homes for Heroes 100 is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bristol City Council

This event was in association with Willmott Dixon

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