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A workspace or a social experience? A tour of Sky Central

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Author: Rob Enright, Blackstock PR Last month a small group of ULI members had the privilege to tour the tallest commercial timber structure in the UK. Neil Usher, Director of Workplace at Sky, Wayne McKiernan, of PLP Architecture, and Arup’s Carolina Bartram guided the group through a structure that really is a social experience. The building is a modern, people-centric workplace. The tour took us through a 37,700m2 building that has been designed to encourage flexibility, openness, ease of access and communication. Along the way we journeyed through 18 ‘neighbourhoods’ … Read More

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Winner of ULI UK Academic Prize

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This year’s ULI UK Academic Prize, awarded in partnership with The Journal of Economic Geography (JOEG) and Oxford University Press, has been awarded to Tom Kemeny, Southampton University and Maryann Feldman, Frank Ethridge, and Ted Zoller, University of North Carolina for their paper on The Economic Value of Local Social Networks The Urban Land Institute/Journal of Economic Geography (JOEG) prize is awarded annually to the author(s) of the best JOEG paper published online in the previous calendar year.  Information on previous year’s winners. To be eligible for the prize, the … Read More

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UrbanPlan Reaches 1,300 students

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ULI’s educational outreach programme, UrbanPlan, has reached 1,300 students in 60 schools across the UK with the help of over 300 industry volunteers. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers we have reached this milestone in just two years and have received a phenomenal level of positive feedback both from the school staff and students. We are particularly proud of the engagement from the students. As well as increasing awareness and understanding of the built environment, we hope the programme might also encourage some of these bright … Read More

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UrbaPlan UK: Twenty school tour planned for March 2017

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The UrbanPlan UK Team is off on tour again in March – this time we start in Southampton and finish in Aberdeen. 20 schools will mean we reach another 600 pupils -in just four weeks! We still have a few volunteer spaces available if you are interested in getting involved please contact urbanplan@edcoms.co.uk.

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ULI / South African Chamber of Commerce – What is Next for the Property Sector in South Africa? Event

Investment in South African real estate and the outbound flow of capital from the region in to Europe was the subject of a recent discussion convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the South African Chamber of Commerce. Professor Francois Viruly gave an opening keynote presentation on the real estate industry in South Africa. Professor Viruly is a leading property economist in South Africa; he is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town where he also heads the UCT/Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit and has over … Read More

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2017 – Maintaining the balance or a time for bold moves?

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Scotland cities like all UK cities moved down the ULI/PwC European Emerging Trends in Real Estate rating however, investment sentiment remains higher than London (no. 27) with Edinburgh rated 24th. Residential markets (housing, PRS, student housing and aged care) top the 10 investment opportunity areas however, a focus on asset performance and ‘customer’ engagement indicates there may be limited market movement. Liz Waller, ULI UK Executive Director provided a snapshot of the 2017 report findings which like last year raised the challenge of uncertainty but also looked forward towards an … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Todd Lundgren at CallisonRTKL

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In the latest of the Lunch and Learn series the ULI Young Leaders sat down with Todd Lundgren to hear about his career and CallisonRTKL’s participation in the ULI. Todd is the Executive Director and Regional Practice Leader for the UK and Europe at CallisonRTKL. He wanted to be an architect since the age of 15 and said that his family heritage may have played a part. His great grandfather was an architect in New York City and Todd still has some of his original hand drawings. Todd’s architecture degree … Read More

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Lunch & Learn with Roger Madelin, British Land

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On a particularly cold day and in the wake of the US Presidential Elections the day before, there were certainly a lot of heated discussions between the Young Leaders gathered at the Printworks in Canada Water. However, British Land’s Roger Madelin – with his wealth of experience and personal charisma – successfully managed to direct the attention of the YLs back to the present. From his aspirations to become an RAF pilot to being one of the most renowned developers in the country, Roger has always been fascinated by the … Read More

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ULI UK Flagship Events 2017

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Join fellow ULI members and guests at our annual Winter Drinks at Television Centre, White City, on the evening of 26th January and the ULI UK Annual Conference on 24th May. ULI UK’s annual Winter Drinks will take place at Television Centre, White City, currently being redeveloped by Stanhope, on 26th January from 6.30-9.00pm.  Register now for this popular event, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet fellow real estate professionals in an informal setting.  The event’s theme of the ‘Future of the Workplace’ will be explored by our expert … Read More

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Gaza Masterplan Event with Christopher Choa, AECOM

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Gaza is one of the contemporary world’s most complex environments. Is this densely populated and contained area a challenge or an opportunity? With 2 million residents, severed from the Palestinian hinterland, bordering Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean, how can Gaza manage its own needs while also integrating productively with the region? What can we learn from Gaza that we could apply to other urban areas as well?  Christopher Choa, Director of Cities from AECOM, will present ‘Global Palestine: Connected Gaza’, a recently-completed private-sector initiative that is positioning Gaza and the … Read More

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