How does housing policy and choices affect intergenerational fairness?

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06 November 2018

The Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision takes evidence from experts in urban planning and housing policy. The Committee hears from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) followed by the Intergenerational Foundation and academics.


Tuesday 6 November in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.40am

  • Tom Kenny, Acting Deputy Head of Policy and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Gareth Lyon, Head of Policy and Communications, Associated Retirement Community Operators

At 12.30pm

  • David Kingman, Senior Researcher, Intergenerational Foundation
  • Professor Elspeth Graham, Professor of Geography, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Christian Hilber, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Areas of discussion

In the first session the Committee focuses on the role of the planning system in providing adequate housing for all generations. The Committee will ask experts about measures of housing need in the National Planning Policy Framework, the balance between central government regulation and local government autonomy, downsizing, specialist housing for older people and more integrated active communities.

The second sessions looks at housing behaviours - the choices that different individuals make and how the government can influence those choices. The Committee will ask experts about downsizing, geographical segregation and the effect of property taxation on people's housing choices. 

Further information

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