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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.



25/03/2021  |  podcast

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

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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26/02/2021  |  podcast

Rebeca Guzman Vidal

Rebeca Guzman Vidal is the group head of retail at international investor, asset manager and developer Chelsfield, where she works on retail strategy across a global portfolio that spans gateway cities including London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.
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26/02/2021  |  video

A strong centre for a thriving city

Alexander Jan, Non-Executive Chair at Midtown BID speaks with Amy Till, Programme Director at NLA about the ongoing debate surrounding the future of city centres post-pandemic and what policies should be put in place to guarantee the best outcomes for economic centres across London.
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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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