Cities: Affordable Housing | Public Debates

November 18, 2022

The first edition of the Norman Foster Foundation’s Public Debates on Cities: Affordable Housing took place Wednesday 16 November 2022 with the support of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. It tackled the challenges and potential solutions to provide affordable housing in cities of different contexts globally.

With a five-minute keynote and debate between the following experts:

  • Peter van Assche, Founding Principal, bureau SLA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Chairman, Committee for Architectural Review and Monuments, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Tatiana Bilbao, Principal, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Jonathan Ledgard, Founder, Rossums Studio, Lausanne, Switzerland; Director, Afrotech Future Africa Initiative (Afrotech-EPFL), Ècole Polytchnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPLF), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Stuart Smith, Director, Arup Germany, Berlin, Germany
  • Maria Vassilakou, Former Vice Mayor, Vienna, Austria

And ae conversation between the two Pritzker-recipients:

  • Alejandro Aravena, Executive Director, ELEMENTAL, Santiago, Chile; ELEMENTAL Copec Chair, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Norman Foster, President, Norman Foster Foundation

Available to watch now!