How has Cambridge led the way in designing and delivering innovative models of housing provision and what do they tell us about living in the future?

Key themes: Housing Models, Affordable Housing, Co-housing, Development Partnerships

In Cambridge, the affordability issue for housing has meant that too many people working in the city need to live outside it and commute, sometimes long distances, increasing travel and transport congestion in the city. There has also been an increase in the number of those homeless or becoming homeless. Furthermore, the impact of Covid-19 has highlighted the differing needs of people in the places where they live. 

The tour will demonstrate examples of different models of housing, including co-housing at Marmalade Lane, tenure blind council homes and the redevelopment of adjoining BREEAM Excellent Community Centre at The Meadows, and the important role of modular homes in Cambridge in helping to address homelessness at Janet Jones Walk.

This tour is led by:

  • Fiona Bryant, Director of Enterprise & Sustainable Development, Cambridge City Council

With presenters:

  • Frances Wright, Resident of Marmalade Lane
  • Iain Liversage, Director of Sustainability, Hill Group
  • Lewis Herbert, Manager, Allia Impact

The Marmalade Lane, Modular Homes, and The Meadows learning tour will depart following morning plenary and lunch on Thursday 22 June. See full Congress programme at

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