Housing Breakfast Talk – Future of Housing

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Event finished: 11th June 2019

Developing homes which are fit for the future is vital for creating vibrant city economies, as well as promoting well-being and good quality of life for urban populations is vital to the future of housing. New technologies and innovation have enormous potential to help us meet some of the biggest challenges we face, such as rapid urban population growth, ageing demographics, and climate change. What’s more, transformation in the way we design, build, manage, and interact with our homes represents a huge opportunity for UK businesses.

But it’s widely acknowledged that the UK housing market faces systemic issues which are hindering us from meeting up to the future demand for housing. Long term trends point to a range of issues, from uncertainty over the policy environment and limited planning and procurement capacity in government, to outdated housebuilding models, low productivity, and general resistance to new approaches across the sector.

So, what is the role of innovation in helping to overcome barriers and unlock the potential of this market? Join us for this Housing Breakfast discussion, the first of a series of debates and events at Connected Places Catapult on the Future of Housing. As well as inspiring future ideas, speakers from across the housing sector will share practical visions and actionable insights on where and how we can promote innovation and bring through new commercial opportunities to help achieve sustained and scalable transformation in housing.


  • Marie-Louise Schembri – Project Director, Hilson Moran
  • Neal Hudson – Director, Residential Analysts Ltd
  • Nigel Walley –  Managing Director, Chimni
  • Jemma Mouland – Senior Innovation Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Chair – Erin Walsh – Director of Market Intelligence, Connected Places Catapult