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13:00 - 14:00 18 May 2017

What Generation Rent Can Teach Us – UCL Lunch Hour Lecture


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

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Peter Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning, The Bartlett, UCL, Peter Rees joined UCL in 2014 as Professor of Places and City Planning, following 29 years as City Planning Officer for the City of London, where he led the planning and regeneration of that world business and financial centre. He is a founder member and director of the British Council for Offices and received their President’s Award in 2003 for “presiding over one of the most extensive periods of redevelopment in the City’s long history”. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects for his services to architecture and was the subject of a BBC profile on the “The Culture Show”. In 2013 Peter delivered the opening presentations at the CTBUH International Conference, “Height and Heritage”, held i

PwC predicts that London is set to become a city of renters, with only 40% of Londoners owning their own home by 2025. What does that mean for individuals and for the character of the capital itself? Why is home ownership the gold standard in the UK, what can we learn from countries where renting is an attractive long-term option and what does ‘Generation Rent’ really want?

Professor Peter Rees, who joined the Bartlett in 2014 after nearly 30 years as the City of London’s City Planning Officer, leads an interactive audience debate looking at how London’s residential housing has changed from a home to an investment opportunity and what that means for places and spaces in one of the world’s liveliest cities.

Whether you’re Generation Rent or the Bank of Mum and Dad, come and share your views on buying, renting and living in London.

This lecture is part of the It’s All Academic Festival. For more information on other Festival events, see www.ucl.ac.uk/campaign/festival.


Abigail Smith
+44 (0)20 3108 9151 | abigail.smith@ucl.ac.uk


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