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Build Our Way Out: Fixing the Housing Crisis

  • Chester Suite - Midland Hotel 16 Peter St Manchester United Kingdom (map)

The Adam Smith Institute are hosting a series of panel discussions and debates at the Conservative Party Conference 2019 that are free to attend for any Conservative Party Conference attendees. To find out more, email

We need more houses and we needed them yesterday. Tinkering with demand won't work to solve the issue – no matter how hard politicians try. Instead, innovative supply-side reforms are needed. At this panel, we will discuss the importance of planning liberalisation, new approaches to house building, much-needed tax reform, and how to counter the NIMBY mentality in a broad discussion to revitalise the debate and reaffirm the need to fix the housing crisis.


John Myers, Co-Founder, London YIMBY (chair)
Marc Vlessing, CEO, Pocket Living
Vera Kichanova, Policy Researcher, Zaha Hadid Architects (invited)
Ben Bradley MP, PPS to Secretary of State for HCLG (invited)

It's sure to be an interesting discussion, and we hope you'll be around to see it. We're hosting it inside the Secure Zone (so you'll need a conference pass) in the Chester Suite of the Midland Hotel. All of our other events will also be in the Chester Suite!

The event's free to attend, no need to RSVP, just turn up at 6:00pm.

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