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Forthcoming debate: 'Building for need not greed' at the AA

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Industry experts in planning and development will be in conversation at the Architectural Association this Thursday (19 November) on the subject of building for need not greed

Labour spokesperson for housing and planning on the London Assembly, Nicky Gavron, will chair the discussion between Roger Zogolovitch, Marc Vlessing and Finn Williams.

Zogolovitch is the founder of independent developers Solidspace, working exclusively on ‘gap sites’ in Central London.

Vlessing is a founder director and CEO of Pocket, London’s first private developer to focus exclusively on delivering intermediate housing for the starter market.

Williams is regeneration area manager at the Greater London Authority. He is also founder of public sector planning think tank NOVUS and independent research platform Common Office.

The 90 minute discussion will be based on the arguments in Zogolovitch’s book, Shouldn’t we all be developers? Published in August 2015, the book argues ‘we need liberated rules, permissive not prescriptive. We need imagination to unlock forgotten plots. We need housing for the way we want to live now.’

‘Building for need not greed?’ is on 19 November at 6pm in the Lecture Hall at the AA school, 36 Bedford Square London WC1B 3ES. No booking is required.

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