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Green Social Housing: A Virtual Panel on Housing and Sustainability

Wednesday October 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

How can we meet a housing crisis while reducing the materials we use?

Housmans is very pleased to announce a joint event with It’s Freezing in LA!, the critically acclaimed independent magazine about climate change.

We know well that a green future requires a radical transformation to the spaces we live in. From avoiding the use of virgin materials to reducing the energy we use in them, climate-safe management of homes and houses is a lot more than eye-catching green walls. But how can we hard-wire safe, affordable and decent homes into this shift? How can we meet a housing crisis while reducing the materials we use?

In this new panel we hear from a range of green thinkers and activists about what the climate crisis means for social housing and affordable homes.


Leila Sackur [Chair] is a freelance writer and member of the editorial team at It’s Freezing in LA. She writes about culture, cities and politics, and is currently studying at the UCL Urban Lab.

Twitter: @leila_sackur

Pronouns: she/her

Josh Fenton is a freelance writer and essayist based in Birmingham. He was a New Architecture Writer and co-founder of Afterparti Zine, an architecture-infused collective that explores big ideas about contemporary urban space through the lenses of identity and race.

Twitter: @JFenton_R

Pronouns: he/him

Fiona MacDonald and Matthew Springett – Matt + Fiona is an organisation that works with young people to understand how their built environment might be improved and empower them to bring that vision to life. http://mattandfiona.org

@fi_macdonald; @MattFionaBUILD

Adam Almeida is a researcher with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies. His report ‘Pushed to the Margins’ maps the process of gentrification in London throughout the 2010s, measuring population churn, racial demographics, house prices and health data. His work supports rent controls, and the ‘right of return’ to all residents living in council estates undergoing regeneration schemes.


Pronouns: he/him

Luke Murphy – Luke heads IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission and leads the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure team. Luke has worked for the Labour party as a policy and political adviser for a shadow secretary of state and successive shadow housing ministers leading their work on housing, also working on local government and devolution. He has worked on policy and advocacy projects for the Living Wage Foundation and a leading housing association.

Luke Murphy | IPPR



An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. Ticketholders will also be able to access the event via the eventbrite page.


If you’d like a copy of the latest issue of It’s Freezing in LA! (issue 8) included in your ticket then choose the IFLA plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free RSVP ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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