The ULI UK Infrastructure and Urban Development Council invites you to our Product Council Day, which will be held virtually on 24 November, 1:00pm-3:30pm.
Confirmed speakers include:
Our theme for the year ahead is the role of infrastructure in value creation in urban development projects across the UK. We are excited to have great contributors who will be joining us to explore questions around the definition and role of infrastructure, alternative models of public-private sector collaborations and innovative funding/financing mechanisms that support value creation.The event will have four interactive sessions:
- Opening session – what are the questions?
- What is infrastructure?
- Where do we live next?
- New models for procurement, finance and partnership.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Indy Johar, Co Founder & Executive Director, Dark Matter Laboratories
- Joanna Averley, Chief Planner, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
- Danny Keir, Director, Enki Music
- Daniel Rea, Director, Periscope
- Selina Mason, Director of Masterplanning, Lendlease
- Sascha Haselmayer, CEO, Citymart
- Paul Clark, Co Founder, Stories
We work in a collaborative and open fashion, engaging our clients and teams in our process, working together in practical, hands-on workshops and open dialogue. The process results in shared objectives and outcomes, where all are responsible, and projects are better for it. Daniel Rea Director Daniel is a landscape architect, urbanist and founding Director of Periscope. He has over fifteen years' experience in leading complex landscape, urban design and masterplanning projects working with some of the world’s finest landscape and architecture practices. His large and small scale projects for public and private clients have taken him across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia and the USA. Daniel leads the strategic direction of all projects at Periscope, he has been a guest critic at The Bartlett School of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He currently sits on a number of Design Review Panels in London and is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in the UK.
Indy is a founding Director of 00 and Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. He co-founded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission. He is a thought leader in system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome-based investment, and the future of governance.
Selina Mason is a masterplanner and architect with extensive experience of delivering complex urban masterplans, now driving high quality design and masterplanning across Lendlease UK and Europe urban regeneration portfolio. Before joining Lendlease, she led LDA Design’s urban regeneration masterplanning team in London where she delivered the UCL East Masterplan in Stratford for UCL and the regeneration masterplan for Church Street in Westminster. Prior to this she was responsible for the delivery of the London 2012 Masterplan and the design and delivery of the post-games Transformation Masterplan for the Olympic Delivery Authority and subsequently the London Legacy Development Corporation. Before joining the ODA in 2007 she was Director of Architecture and Design Review at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) where she was responsible for the second edition of the CABE/EH Guidance on Tall Buildings which remains current guidance on designing and delivering tall buildings. Selina is recognised as a leader in her profession through the Design Review panels she is Chair of including Havering, and Wandsworth and Richmond. She is also a member of the Otterpool panel, and until recently the HS2 panel. She also represents RIBA on the Highways England Design Panel and is a Rome Scholar in Architecture.
Paul Clark is a co-founder of Stories, a new property development company that focusses on working in partnership with land owners and investors in projects with broad underlying social objectives. Paul has twenty years’ experience in property development and has worked in both the public and private sectors both as consultant and client. He is a dual qualified town planner and surveyor (MRTPI MRICS).
Joanna Averley took up the role of Chief Planner at MHCLG in September 2020. She is a town planner with 30 years’ experience working across government, major projects and with local authorities. She has been involved in all aspect of planning research, policy, practice and project delivery. Prior to this role she was at HS2 where she led on how the railway interfaces with its context with plan making and consenting processes. Until taking up the role of Chief Planner she was a London Mayor’s Design Advocate and Chair of the London Borough of Wandsworth’s Design Review Panel. Joanna has worked on major regeneration and masterplanning projects from Manchester City Centre to the London Olympics. Joanna has held a number of senior roles as Senior Manager for Growth and Development for Crossrail 2 at TfL, Deputy CEO and Director of Design and Planning Advice of CABE, CEO of Centre for Cities, CEO of LandAid and Director of Design for the Olympic Delivery Authority. Joanna has held a number of non-executive roles including Trustee of MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology).
Sascha Haselmayer is a Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America. As a social entrepreneur he has led urban innovation, economic development, and government innovation projects in over 40 countries. He trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London and is a globally recognized expert on urban and local government innovation. In 2011, Haselmayer founded Citymart, an organization that transformed expectations and practices of public procurement by reliably introducing civic engagement, diversity, problem-solving, and innovation into a core bureaucratic process. Under his leadership, Citymart implemented innovative procurement practices in 135 cities in 35 countries that led to better community outcomes and connected 30,000 creative small, social, and disadvantaged businesses to participate in government contracting. Prior to Citymart, he founded businesses and organizations that pioneered inclusive urban innovation districts and civic service innovation in cities through a global network of living labs and advising governments, investors, and universities in Europe and Asia. Haselmayer’s contributions on urban and civic innovation, smart cities, economic development, and public procurement innovation in cities have been recognized through an Ashoka Fellowship. He advocates for change as a keynote speaker at global convenings and lecturing at institutions like the London School of Economics Cities Programme and Chicago University Booth School of Business. He has authored two books on service and procurement innovation in cities and has served as a trusted adviser to organizations like the Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Aspen Institute and served on the selection committee of the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge and the Advisory Board of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.