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.



26/04/2021  |  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  |  podcast

From the archive: Brendan Wallace

Brendan Wallace is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall. Brendan was Co-founder & CEO of Identified, a data & analytics company focused on workforce optimization that raised $33 million of venture capital and was acquired by Workday (WDAY) in 2014.
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25/03/2021  |  podcast

From the archive: Savannah de Savary

Savannah de Savary is the Founder and CEO of Built-ID. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2013, Savannah joined Thor Equities, where she managed NYC real estate development projects. In June 2015 she founded Built-ID, a proptech platform that showcases the built environment projects of today and transforms community engagement to better shape the …
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25/03/2021  |  video

How can technology help us to future proof?

Kristin Baker, Vice President, Business Development Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric talks to Amy Till about how big data, new technology and internet of things can enable sustainable, resilient and hyper-efficient buildings.
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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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