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The Housing Sector – Responding To The Great Emergencies Of Our Time

Wednesday, 11th November 2020 1345hrs – 1530hrs

This free-to-attend event will bring together a unique mix of panellists to discuss some of the great emergencies of our time focusing on the climate crisis, social cohesion and safety and wellbeing.

The dramatic intervention of COVID-19 has directly exposed the great emergencies of our time. It’s time to trigger the long-awaited transformation through the housing sector, addressing climate change, social cohesion, safety and wellbeing in the built environment. The responsibility to change our ways and make a revolutionary impact on our future, lies in our hands. It’s time to build affordable, sustainable and smart neighbourhoods.

It’s time for change.

This expert panel will share a range of insights and experience – highlighting challenges, their approach to tackling barriers and opportunities for change if we all work together collaboratively to achieve the same goal.

Speakers for this event include:

  • Association for Environment Conscious Building – The AECB is the largest and oldest network for sustainable building, which brings together local authorities, Housing Associations, Developers, architects and supply chain to promote sustainable building best practice. Nidhi is a Passivhaus enthusiast with a commitment to sustainable and low energy buildings, her major concern is the health and wellbeing of building occupants, and the impact sustainable and well-made buildings can have on this.
  • Eastlight Community Homes – are a new social housing provider providing 12,000 homes for it’s residents in Essex and Suffolk with plans to build an extra 3,800 across the region in the next 5 years. They are the largest Community Gateway Association in the country which ensure their residents can choose to become shareholders and make key decisions about their homes, services and communities. They believe empowering their residents in this way can have a positive impact on their wellbeing and happiness and will emphasise this during the discussion.
  • Arcadis – Jim is a technical expert on Off-Site Manufacturing, MMC and Modular Housing.  A Chartered Engineer, Jim has designed, offered technical expertise and delivered a significant number of schemes using modular, panelised, timber frame and CLT in locations across the globe over the past 20 years.
  • Impact Capital – are a dynamic prop-tech and design led integrated Property and Construction Group founded by real estate entrepreneur Robert Whitton and managed by a highly experienced and passionate management team. They have an HQ in London and a manufacturing campus in Peterborough and they operate throughout the UK. They are backed by a UK Family Office and Financial Institutions and currently have £100m equity commitment and an existing pipeline of developments with a potential GDV in excess of £1billion.

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda will run as follows:

13:45-14:00 – Networking & Exhibition

14:00-15:00 – Main Stage – Discussion, Debate and Q&A with Speakers

15:00-15:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Event Ticket: The Housing Crisis – The Sector's Response To The Great Emergencies Of Our Time Free

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Wednesday, 11th November 2020

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