TALK | How Do We Get Estate Regeneration Right?
event Tuesday, 13 August 2019
access_time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
location_on The Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA
Estate regeneration has lately become a toxic term in London, associated for many with the profit-driven destruction of precious social housing and the break up and “displacement” of settled communities against their wishes. Yet outcomes of recent ballots of residents under new rules introduced by Sadiq Khan have been strongly in favour of demolition and rebuild schemes, and some regenerations have been widely praised for producing more and better homes for Londoners in urgent need.
What makes the difference between success and failure in these inherently difficult and disruptive projects? What should landlords do to secure the trust and backing of their tenants and others? How can the people most affected by them – the residents themselves – be sure that promises will be kept and they and future generations will truly benefit? This event, co-organised by the London Society and the website On London.co.uk, will hear an estate tenant, an architect, a project consultant and a senior borough councillor shed light on this heated subject. The discussion will be chaired by On London editor Dave Hill.