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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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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