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The only way is up? (RIBA/Homes & Property debate)

Is high rise housing or low rise living the way forward?

A MORI poll in 2002 declared us to be a nation of bungalow enthusiasts. However, the government has recently decided that we need to build 200,000 new homes every year to keep the supply of affordable homes up with demand. A lot of that new housing
is needed in the South east. In this already crowded corner of the island is the suburban ideal still viable? Is a detached house with a big garden your ideal home? Or would you rather a city-centre apartment with great views and London’s amenities at your
fingertips? Is high rise housing or low rise living the way forward?

Preparing to argue the case for high rise as one solution to the current demand for high-density homes are Piers Gough and Julia Barfield.

Terry Farrell and Angela Brady will argue that the future is low rise.


Piers Gough | talks
MBE RIBA FRSA Julia Barfield | talks | www
Sir Terry Farrell | talks | www
Angela Brady | talks
George Ferguson (chair) | talks


Date and Time:

23 June 2004 at 6:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
66 Portland Place
+44 20 75 80 55 33

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Free (booking essential)

Available from:

www.riba-gallery.com or 020 7307 3699

Additional Information:

Drinks from 6pm, event starts 6.30pm.

RIBA President George Ferguson will chair. Audience participation is encouraged and a vote will be taken after the debate.

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