Shoebox living: Should there be minimum space standards for housing?

By 30th January 2019 February 13th, 2019 News

 

Introduction to Space Standards for Housing:

As the number of us who call this planet home continues to grow, those places we call home are shrinking. The UK has some of the smallest homes by floor area in Europe.  Is this because of housing shortage or a shortage of land on which to build?  How does living space impact on our state of mind and quality of life?  And should better minimum space standards for housing be in place?

Panellists:

Joining the Roundtable at TRT World was Julia Park, Head of Housing Research at the architectural firm Levitt Bernstein; Nigel Ostime, an architect at Hawkins Brown.  Also present at the discussion were Property Sales & Marketing Expert Sinead Canning; and James Smith, Research Director at the Resolution Foundation.

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Context:

RoundTable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London, the programme is presented by David Foster.  RoundTable is about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, RoundTable discussions offer a different perspective on issues that matter.  You can tune in to the programme every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World. #Shoeboxliving, #wallsclosingin, #Housingcrisis

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