29/04/2021  |  article

Edinburgh’s rapid growth is sustainable and inclusive

Councillor Adam McVey, Leader, the City of Edinburgh Council, discusses how sustainability and inclusion are shaping Edinburgh’s development by setting net zero targets and reducing poverty in the city.
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26/04/2021  |  article

A new urban renaissance

Director at Buckley Gray Yeoman, Oliver Bayliss discusses how we can encourage equitability and diversity in London’s urban renewal post-pandemic.
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22/04/2021  |  article

Our town centres are tomorrow’s places to live

David Cowans, Chief Executive, Places for People Group, discusses new visions for town centres and the opportunity to create inclusive communities.
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15/04/2021  |  article

What does equitable mean in the context of real estate?

Sara Bailey, Senior Partner at Trowers & Hamlins reflects on how the sector is responding to the challenges of making our towns, cities and communities more equitable post-pandemic.
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12/04/2021  |  article

Are we flourishing?

Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy for Argent and Argent Related, presents ‘The Brent Cross Town Flourishing Index’, a tracking system that measures a community’s ability to flourish successfully.
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26/03/2021  |  article

Convening people, shaping better cities

Barry McKeogh looks back to how it all started, championing a collective London voice through the MIPIM years, and forward to London Real Estate Forum proper in September.
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26/03/2021  |  article

Embracing the future

Amy Till, NLA programme director, gives a sneak preview of the London Real Estate Forum show happening later this year.
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25/03/2021  |  article

40 Ideas Revisited: Surplus App

We revisit ‘40 Ideas for London’, a call out for ideas to shape a better London sketched on napkins. James Davies, Paper House Project, proposes an incentivised app that redistributes usable materials.
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25/03/2021  |  article

What if…we could build trust and transparency in planning?

Strategic Planning and Policy Manager at VU.CITY, Piers Mulroney, argues for the digitisation of planning to give way to a simpler way of presenting data.
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25/03/2021  |  article

Scotland’s cities technology programmes lead the way

Councillor, John Alexander, Chair of the Scottish Cities Alliance and Leader of Dundee City Council, highlights the future benefits of investing in smart technologies in cities.
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25/03/2021  |  article

Smart tech on the park

Emma Frost, Director of Innovation, Sustainability and Community at the London Legacy Development Corporation, highlights the value of using the Olympic Park to pilot smart technologies that deliver solutions for better urban futures.
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25/03/2021  |  article

Be green, think smart

Tomáš Jurdák, Head of Real Estate at MiddleCap, argues that the most efficient way to deliver greater sustainability that benefits wider society is via the use of smart buildings.  
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25/03/2021  |  article

London – a global testbed for urban innovation

Lucette Demets, Head of Urban, London & Partners, endorses London as the perfect ecosystem for smart, urban innovation.
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25/02/2021  |  article

What if…London’s town centres were more sustainable?

Associate Director at Gardiner & Theobald Jessica Pennell, discusses how the use of mass timber could help address the UK’s climate emergency, helping to support a sustainable and polycentric London.
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25/02/2021  |  article

Greater London: a leisurely return to its polycentric origins?

Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, Julien Allen explores how the leisure sector and hospitality industry will respond to the up-and-coming polycentres around outer and central London.
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