By HSA Blog
Ed Ferrari presents at the New School Housing Conference: After the Housing Crisis: Housing Policy and Finance in the USA and UK
Ed Ferrari was recently invited to present at a conference organised by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School in New York. The conference, which tackled issues relating to housing policy and finance in the UK and US in the wake of the financial crisis, was sponsored by the Housing Studies Charitable Trust and the Rockefeller Foundation. Ed’s paper provided a broad overview of the various housing crises suffered in the UK over the past century and more, and argued that the roots of the present housing problem were structural and predated the banking crisis of 2007. A more integrative account of housing dynamics as well as a broader conceptualisation of the value of housing were required, he argued, which demanded more investment in housing to meet not only housing needs but a range of other social and economic needs. The paper will be made available at the conference website after 15 October.