On 18 October, Jonathan Manns, Rockwell’s Board Director and Head of Planning and Development, was back at UCL to give a guest lecture on the Housing Market, with a particular focus on London. Jon’s teaching was for postgraduate students of The Bartlett, reading for an MSc in International Real Estate and Planning
He flagged key practical and theoretical issues associated with the housing market before tackling in turn the drivers of demand, supply and the various market failures which can arise. The lecture was then followed by a lengthy question and answer session which enabled discussion around the social, economic and environmental implications of the housing market, not least questions of public policy objectives and potential opportunity costs.
The course, which is fully accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), explores the relationship between property development processes and planning systems in Europe and beyond. It does so by linking urban planning to market mechanisms, ownership frameworks, taxation, subsidy and land use.