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Future housing trends – North West

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Manchester
  • Start 30 Jan 2020 10:00
  • End 30 Jan 2020 16:00


Future housing trends

Working out where and how people want to live is a key consideration for organisations seeking to develop new homes.

From social housing and market rent to shared ownership and outright sale, housing providers need to understand the wants and needs of potential future residents to be able to build the right homes in the right places.

Following on from our December date, HQN is joining forces with data giants CACI for the next date in a series of events that will interest those looking to acquire, develop, sell and market new schemes, with the focus on five key trends:

Urbanisation – By the end of the next decade, the number of people worldwide living in cities with more than one million residents will jump from 3.1 billion to 3.8 billion, a 22% rise! But what does that mean for density levels and rural communities?

Demographic changes – By 2030, 43% of households will consist of just one or two people, increasing demand for smaller homes. But an aging population will encourage the development of larger housing to accommodate multiple generations living under one roof.

Sustainability – By 2018, 88 countries had guidelines for building-related energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions, compared with 38 countries in 1994. And with the UK Government committed to 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050, the ramifications are huge for housing providers.

Affordability – According to the ONS, housing affordability has actually stablised in England and Wales – but 77 local authority areas have become less affordable over the last five years (mostly in London, the South East and the East of England); there were no local authorities in which affordability improved.

Digital economy – As the economy becomes more digital, what people look for in a house is changing. 65% of millennials and Generation Z interact with each other more through digital means than they do in person. Such trends are increasing interest in remote work, home offices, smart homes, and shared living, among other things.

Delegates attending our Future Housing Trends event will gain insights into the following:

  • Future population trends
  • Area affordability by region
  • Impact of demographic shift on household make-up
  • Lifestyle patterns, characteristics and behaviours of the changing UK population
  • The relationship between home and work
  • Impact of factors such as air pollution and future green belt on-site feasibility/regeneration projects.

About CACI

CACI is the company behind the annual Hot 100 UK Residential Index, which combines property affordability with quality of life data, including employment levels, provision of local amenities and public transport accessibility. They are also known for their geodemographic segmentation of the UK: Acorn.

This event is also being run in London.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £299.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £219.00 *

Early bird non members only£269.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on Friday 27 December 2019.

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

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