Monthly Archives: June 2016

UrbanPlan UK 2016-17 Programme Takes Shape

After a very successful first year delivering UrbanPlan UK in 24 schools and reaching 500 pupils, we are now turning our attention to the next academic year. Thanks to the wonderful support of our funders (our original group and some new recruits) we are in good shape to plan ahead for next year and it is our aspiration to deliver in 40 schools targeting 1200 pupils across the country. We are already booking schools from Scotland to Southampton and we also have a new website too so do please take … Read More

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ULI UK Annual Conference, Afternoon Sessions – “Placemaking? Can the capital even make enough places?”

Placemaking in London was the dominant theme of the second half of the day at Urban Land Institute UK’s first annual conference: particularly, the lessons for the next 25 years in the capital from the last 25 years. A growing challenge was set out by one of the afternoon’s panel moderators, property journalist Peter Bill. Bill pointed out that not only is the capital’s population set to soar past 10 million in the next twenty years, but also that over-60s are set to outnumber under-16s by the time the population … Read More

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ULI UK Annual Conference, Morning Sessions – “Brexit, business and Build to Rent”

Millions of newspaper inches and gallons of ink have been spent discussing the prospect of Brexit over the past few months, so it was perhaps fitting that Urban Land Institute UK held their inaugural annual conference on Fleet Street this Tuesday. With just under a month to go, the impending referendum – and its effect on the property world – was the hot topic of the day. But drawing on expertise from all over the world, the assembled panellists discussed everything from perfect placemaking, Build to Rent, Germany’s “Slough”, smart … Read More

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Old Oak Park Royal Development and Old Oak Park Masterplan Forum

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development is the UK’s largest regeneration project and a centre of extraordinary change. Currently comprised of industrial sites, fragmented neighbourhoods, and extensive railway sidings, the area is poised to transform one of London’s most inaccessible areas into a well-connected, world-class transport interchange, providing new housing and commercial development, surrounded by sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods and valued amenity space. Positioned at the crossing of major transportation networks and the rump-end of the boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham, the Old Oak and Park … Read More

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ULI UK Young Leaders explore the Realities of Renting in the UK

On 9th May 60 guests were hosted by Grosvenor in their fifth-floor meeting space for an interactive session convened by ULI UK Young Leaders to explore the Realities of Renting in the UK. Despite the 8am start on a Monday morning the room was packed, with attendees knowing they had beaten 100+ others still on the waiting list to a ticket to participate in this discussion. Katherine Rodgers from Grosvenor opened the session with a nod to all the hard work put in by Alex Notay and the ULI UK … Read More

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Young Leaders Lunch and Learn with Brendan Jarvis, Barclays

  Kindly hosted by PLP Architecture, April’s Lunch & Learn session offered the UK Young Leaders a chance to get inspired by Brendan Jarvis, Head of Real Estate EMEA in the Investment Banking division at Barclays. Following a round table of introductions, Brendan shared his experience in Barclays since his first day in 1972, just couple of years before the Latin American debt crisis started. He described when at 24, with several years in banking, he was asked to run some courses to help other colleagues pass their professional banking … Read More

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