Use classes are struggling to cope with modern ways of living, working and playing. The co-revolution with co-living, co-working, and the gig economy has changed everything; boundaries between living and working have blurred. At the same time, ‘impact investing’ and social value have become the latest real estate buzzwords – but what do they really mean for communities as well as real estate professionals? ULI UK Residential Council members will explore a range of issues around residential use classes including affordability, investment and social inclusion.
This Council meeting is open exclusively to ULI UK Residential Council members and select invited guests and speakers.
12:30 – Registration and Lunch on arrival
13:15– Chair’s Welcome and introductions – Russell Pedley, Director & Co-Founder, Assael Architecture and Chair of the ULI UK Residential Council.
13:30 –Use Class Debate: Two renowned experts will debate the UK’s planning use class system, exploring what those use classes are intended to achieve and protect as well as what changes in the system could take us beyond use class!
- Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, RTPI.
- Yolande Barnes, Bartlett Real Estate Institute Chair.
14:30 – coffee break
15:00 – International Best Practice: Sweden v UK– Gunnar Larsson, Associate Director, Colliers.
15:20 – Real estate investment and social inclusion: Impact investing’ and social value have become the latest real estate buzzwords – but what do they really mean for communities as well as real estate professionals – and is this more about semantics than real change in delivery?
16:15 – Social Inclusion in divided cities:
- Rachel Miller, Head of Strategy and New Investment for Grosvenor Britain and Ireland.
- Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal & General Investment Management.
- John Tatham, Finance Director and Head of Urban Transformations Partnership, PfP Capital.
Concluding presentation and roundtable discussion with Eva Grosman, Chief Executive of Centre for Democracy and Peacebuilding on her strategic insights from peacebuilding work in divided cities around the world including Belfast, Bogota and Beirut! Co-founder and CEO of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, Eva also curates TEDxStormont and she is an Advisor to RISING Global Peace Forum in Coventry and Director for Public Affairs at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
17:00 – Chair’s Close
17:10 – Networking Drinks
18:00 – Depart.
UK Residential Product Council Members - FREE
ULI Members - £35
Non-members - £85