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June Barnes and Andrew Beharrell are two of the principal authors of a book by housing experts on the sustainability of high-rise living.

Here they raise important questions about the future well-being of our city and those living in high-rise towers. A copy of 'What is the future of high-rise housing? Examining the long-term social and financial impacts of residential towers' can be downloaded from -

June Barnes has spent most of her career working in housing associations. She retired in 2014 after 16 years as Chief Executive of East Thames Group, a housing association operating in east London and Essex. Until January 2021 she was a Non-Executive Director of Urban and Civic plc. In the past, June has been vice- chair of the National Housing Federation, Chair of the London Mayor’s Sustainable Development Commission, a member of the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Group, a board member of the Institute of Sustainability and of the Housing Forum and a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment.

Andrew Beharrell is a Senior Advisor at Pollard Thomas Edwards and a former Director and Senior Partner. Andrew has designed and delivered many award- winning projects throughout his 35-plus years with Pollard Thomas Edwards. His architectural, urban design and masterplanning skills have been fundamental to PTE’s evolution and diversification, ranging from urban regeneration to new rural settlements, and across the housing spectrum to embrace education and town centre mixed-use projects.