Places for People features in a new three-part programme produced by ITN Productions and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) which examines the UK’s housing crisis.

Introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, ‘Solving the Housing Crisis’ looks at ways to tackle the housing shortage and speaks to the housing associations, local authorities, and housing professionals who are leading the way.

The programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles.

David Cowans, our Group Chief Executive, talks about our approach to placemaking and the importance of building attractive places where people want to live with the surrounding infrastructure people need to live their lives.

Our Brooklands development in Milton Keynes is featured as a fantastic example of how placemaking can create a community. Providing high-quality, mixed-tenure homes to suit different lifestyles, the development has established a thriving community, with three schools, health facilities, shops and great transport links, all set within 100 acres of parkland with playgrounds, ponds and over 30,000 trees.

CIH Housing 2018

The programme will premiere at a special event at the CIH Housing 2018 conference in Manchester today (Tuesday 26 June). The full programme is available to view on the CIH website.

Procurement Hub will also be exhibiting at the conference on stand D35 and have a number of speakers at the event:

  • David Cowans will be involved in a panel discussion around embracing disruption to galvanise the residential market. The discussion will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday in Charter 3.
  • Procurement Hub Director, Alan Heron will be speaking on Tuesday at 12.45pm about innovation in procurement. 
  • Jamie Dickinson, Head of Social Value, is speaking about using technology to grow social impact on Tuesday at 12.40pm in the Knowledge Theatre. 
  • Chief Data and Information Officer, Norma Dove-Edwin, will be discussing digital change and partnership working on Thursday at 9.30am.


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