A keynote lecture given at the Canadian National Housing Conference, Ottawa, 22 November 2018.

Beginning with Oxford and then moving on to discuss how, as a global city, London is facing social inequality and housing challenges. How to deal with flows of capital disrupting the economy and leading to escalated home prices, highest rents and housing costs for the lowest quality housing in all of Western Europe? All of which now appear to be teetering on the brink of Brexit uncertainty and possibly rapid rather than steady falls. These are challenges that are spilling over into health, education and other societal issues in the UK. The talk ends with a discussion of international differences in approach.

An image from the book ‘Ecotopia 2121’