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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25/02/2021  |  article

Polycentric cities

Rosanna Sterry, Principal Commercial Planner at Transport for London, discusses the importance of developing around transport nodes in the city unlocking new opportunities for town centres across London, supporting the 15-minute neighbourhood concept.
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25/02/2021  |  article

A new centre in the making

John Forrester, President of Cushman & Wakefield, spotlights Brent Cross Town as a new ‘centre’ in the making.
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25/02/2021  |  article

Will the pandemic create a more diffused urban landscape?

Partner at Deloitte Real Estate, Simon Bedford explores the impact of the pandemic on our urban landscape.
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25/02/2021  |  article

How can we transform our high streets?

Sophie Bowerman, Associate Partner at Axiom Architects, reflects on the priorities needed to achieve sustainable and multipurpose network of neighbourhoods.  
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16/02/2021  |  article

Serving the population of the future

At JLL, we are confident that our city centres will remain the engine of growth.  The urbanisation of recent decades will not reverse, but there will be significant changes, and we will see winners and losers emerge.
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16/02/2021  |  article

Investment Summit: State of the Market

“Social distancing is the antithesis of city life!” proclaimed Tony Travers, our modern-day Dr Johnson and staunch defender of all that is great about London even in these strained pandemic times, calling for a range of post-COVID ‘welcome back’ events incorporating the arts and public spaces.
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12/02/2021  |  article

Boroughs drive investment through regeneration and partnership

Hard-hit boroughs across London are digging deep to unlock investment to drive growth, powered by a new zest for collaboration and partnerships with the private and voluntary sectors they forged during lockdown. So said local authority politicians including Waltham Forest council leader Cllr Clare Coghill at London: driving growth, the final session in this year’s …
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05/02/2021  |  article

London set for ‘very strong’ bounce back

London is set to bounce back ‘very, very strongly’ in the third quarter of this year but should plan recovery events to lure back its temporarily dwindled population, avoid knee-jerk planning responses to its ailing high streets and instead treat them like ‘market stalls’ that are able to respond and adapt at pace.
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26/01/2021  |  article

Creating places people want to be: key questions investors and landlords should be asking themselves

Beth Ambrose, Director, Upstream Sustainability Consultancy Team at JLL, explores what new practices and design measures will need to be integrated into the workplace to support wellbeing and productivity in the long-term.
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26/01/2021  |  article

How to create a healthy office building? it is much more than just design.

Charlie Russell-Jones, Leasing Manager at HB Reavis, discusses the importance of a people-first approach to design when creating healthy office spaces, spotlighting their Bloom Clerkenwell Project.
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26/01/2021  |  article

The benefits of outdoor learning

Amy Petrikova, Principal Planner at Nexus Planning, discusses how the global pandemic has made it crucial to prioritise outdoor learning environments and their integration into schools and education.
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26/01/2021  |  article

Parks, proximity and people

Tom Marriage, Co-founder at COPA research, gives an overview of the collaborative research carried out by COPA and Argent Related mapping the changes in societal trends and wellbeing impacted by the pandemic in relation to the regeneration project at Brent Cross Town.
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22/01/2021  |  article

What if… our cities incentivised and enabled healthy lifestyles?

PDP London Architect Holly Harrington sets out the steps that she believes would enable the transformation of our existing high streets and surrounding hubs towards the 15 minute city, a concept which encourages healthier and more balanced lifestyles.
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