Our Public Meetings

Our Public Meetings

Our Public Meetings

Our Public Meetings

We were delighted with the success of our series of five public meetings, on the theme Housing: It’s an Issue. These were held in Hebden Bridge Town Hall between June and October 2018.

We give below details of the meetings, with links (where available) to speakers’ presentations.

Monday June 4, So what’s all this about a housing crisis?


Alison Wallace, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York

Heidi Wilson, Strategic Housing Development, Calderdale council

Fahmida Rahman, Resolution Foundation

Monday July 2, Housing: what can community-led initiatives achieve?


Jo Lavis, National Community Land Trust Network

Bill Bewley, Keswick Community Housing Trust

Jimm Reed, Leeds Community Homes

Wednesday August 22, Making New Housing Sustainable and Energy Efficient


Duncan Roberts, architect, formerly at Centre for Alternative Technology (18 Mb file size)

Marianne Heaslip, URBED

Andy Brown, Carbon Conversations

Monday September 24, Ethical Investing in New Housing


Hugh Rolo, Locality

Jamie Hartzell, Ethical Property Company

24 Sept 18 social investing in new housing public meeting

Monday October 29, Putting the Vision Back into Public and Council Housing


John Boughton, Author, Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

Prof. Rebecca Tunstall, Joseph Rowntree Professor of Housing Policy

Eileen Short, Chair, Defend Council Housing campaign


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