Insights


News, views and intelligence from cross-sector leaders, discussing the future cities and the role of real estate, identifying & responding to key challenges facing the industry.



26/05/2021  |  article

Hybrid working futures

Q&A with James Nicholson, Partner, London Office Agency at Knight Frank about the future of the workspace.
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18/05/2021  |  article

What if…we stop demolishing buildings and reinvent them instead?

Jade Purdy, Senior Engineer at AKTII questions how can we renovate and adapt existing building stock for mixed-use without demolition?
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14/05/2021  |  article

The future of flex space

Robin Pugh, Head of EMEA Flex, JLL, comments on the evolving relationship between landlord and operator and how this might define the future of flex space.
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24/06/2021  |  video

Travel and innovation in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Amy Till, Programme Director at NLA, talks to Emma Frost, Director of Innovation, Sustainability and Community at LLDC about using the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to create an inclusive innovation district.
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07/05/2021  |  video

The flexible office sector with Savills

Cal Lee, Founder and Head of Workthere at Savills talks to Programme Director at NLA, Amy Till about the impact of the last 13 months on the flexible office sector and how it has had to adapt and stay relevant in order to move forward.
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30/04/2021  |  article

Diverse Leaders Pledge

The Diverse Leaders Pledge was born out of a collaboration between a number of organisations NLA got together in response to the murder of George Floyd. Over the years, NLA have done a number of initiatives to champion diversity, but it was clear we weren’t doing enough to implement systemic change across the built environment …
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30/04/2021  |  podcast

Fiona Fletcher-Smith

In her time at L&Q Fiona has spearheaded a 5.1billion development programme, led the expansion into the Midlands and North West, and delivered change programmes to improve both the efficiency and diversity of the Development and Sales function.
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29/04/2021  |  article

Instilling equality in our communities

Davinia Venton, Partnerships Director, Partnerships South, Countryside, highlights the importance of creating jobs and employment in the development industry to reinstall equality in communities that are recovering from the pandemic.
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29/04/2021  |  article

The first step on the way to an equitable society with LandAid

Creating an equitable and just society is at the heart of LandAid says Alice Lamb, Deputy CEO at Land Aid, where they have just launched their First Step appeal campaign to create 1,000 homes by 2024.
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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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