Mobilising London's housing histories: the provision of homes since 1850

reproduced by kind permission of London Metropolitan Archives

As a growing metropolis, London is in the middle of a severe housing crisis, widely evidenced in the press and featuring in political debates. The problem of creating adequate homes for a growing demand is not new. The Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR), in association with the Survey of London (English Heritage) and the Urban Laboratory (University College London), organised this two-day conference to explore issues relating to the history of urban or suburban housing from the mid-19th century to the present day. The conference sought to examine the history of housing provision in London, and how historical research may be mobilised to address the contemporary crisis.

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Friday, 28 June 2013
Paul Watt (Birkbeck, University of London)
Friday, 28 June 2013
David Roberts (University College London)
Friday, 28 June 2013
Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London)
Friday, 28 June 2013
Emma Dent Coad (Independent scholar)

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