With over 160,000 people in London without permanent accommodation and over 63,000 sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system, how are these global cities tackling homelessness and providing innovative solutions to house those who need it most?

With the structures that serve the homeless in both cities complicated and insufficient, new energy is driving change. Last year, the Mayor of New York announced a campaign to build 90 homeless shelters across the city. And in London, the Mayor has launched a £50m innovation fund to stimulate new and innovative approaches to tackling rough sleeping in the capital.

The live video seminar, taking place simultaneously in both cities, will begin in promptly at 08:30 in New York, with breakfast from 08:00, and in London at 13:30, following lunch from 13:00.

 

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The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between invited civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. This event is open to the public, however Forum Fellows may register for free with the discount code: NYLON13.

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About NYLON ↓

Hosted with New London Architecture, the Center for Architecture, and Kohn Pedersen Fox, our transatlantic exchanges bring together industry professionals in New York and London to share knowledge on key issues in both cities, from affordable housing policy to tall buildings.

This event is number thirteen in the NYLON series, a key part of our Global Exchange program. In association with New London Architecture and the Centre for Architecture, this live video seminar taking place simultaneously in both cities brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between London and New York.