Monthly Archives: October 2015

Urban Implications of Driverless Cars

On the 12th October around 100 leading organisations, city officials, technology, design and property practitioners convened at City Hall, London to deliberate the implications of autonomous vehicles will bring to cities, mobility and urban realm. Led by Chris Choa, ULI UK Infrastructure Council Chair the conference went beyond the vehicle technology and outlined the reality of how our urban realm will be transformed and governance will need to adapt to meet this near future scenario. Some of the highlights of the conference include: Vehicles are not in use for an … Read More

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Devolution – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Birmingham 8th September 2015 Devolution will have a profound influence on how the UK develops in the forthcoming decades. Mark Rogers, Birmingham City Council and Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities led a roundtable discussion recently in Birmingham to share what the implications devolution will bring to real estate and cities. Galvanised by the Scottish Referendum, devolution is a top priority for the Government providing an opportunity for regions to work more collectively to develop, but will this lead to economic benefits on a local level or will the UK continue to … Read More

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Property Industry Alliance has launched Property Data Report 2015

Business rates an increasing burden on businesses compared to rent Business rates are a growing burden on businesses as compared to the rent charged by UK landlords, according to a report released today by the Property Industry Alliance. The Property Data Report 2015 has revealed that rental values, on the whole, have increased at a much slower rate than other business costs over the last 10 years, rising much more slowly than business rates and the rate of retail price inflation (3.1%). The retail sector has seen the slowest growth … Read More

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ULI UK Young Leader Partner Event: PropSki

ULI UK Young Leaders are pleased to support PropSki 2016.  Established in 2011 by seven property professionals, PropSki is an annual ski trip that provides a fresh way for property professionals to build business relationships, by relocating the networking from the office to the Alps. PropSki’s objective is to create a fresh new look at building relationships within the industry by offering a unique opportunity for surveyors to meet, compete and network with peers in the Industry. In 2015, PropSki had 200 attendees from 90 different property firms, comprising both … Read More

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Upcoming Conference

Driverless Cars and the City 12th October, London. Half day conference exploring how driverless vehicles will transform cities Emerging technologies are blending mega-data, mobility, and urban strategies. Will these innovations disrupt and remodel the workforce? Will automated movement undermine or support the development of urban areas? ULI will explore these questions at its ‘Driverless Cars and the City’ conference on 12th October in London. The conference will bring together researchers, professionals, developers, and government representatives to review current UK trials, movement simulations for European cities, and emerging policy, planning, property, … Read More

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