ULI UK Webinar: The Next Decade for Neighbourhoods – Is Wholescale Reinvention Needed?

When

Tuesday 2 June 2020
9:30am - 10:30am BST

Where

Online Webinar This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM

Pricing

Pricing Members Non-Members
Private FREE £25.00
Looking Ahead to Our New 'Normal' (Post COVID-19 World)  
 
The last few months have seen changes in our lifestyles that we could never have imagined a few months ago. Our city and town centres have emptied as we have stayed at home and within our local neighbourhoods. As we look ahead to a socially distanced world for the foreseeable future, what changes do we need to make to how we plan, design, and manage our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, to respond to changes in how we are living, working, shopping, socialising, and exercising. 
 
Further speakers to be announced. 
 

Confirmed Speakers: 
  • Selina Mason, Director Master Planning, Lendlease
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.
  • Roger Nickells, Partner, Buro Happold
Roger is a true engineering visionary and has worked on urban scale projects in a wide number of global cities, both at a building, district and city scale. Projects like The Burj Al Arab; Dubai; Saadiyat Island and the Louvre, Abu Dhabi; Battersea Power Station Development; Tottenham Hotspur's new Stadium; Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Swansea Tidal Lagoon and the new Euston Station development for HS2. Roger's career includes spells running design and consulting businesses for Atkins in Oman, Dubai, the Middle East Region and in Buro Happold; initially running their Middle East business, then their global cities business; then as the CEO and now leading their consulting offer. These roles provided Roger with significant understanding of all of our markets, most specifically, the Middle East, UK and the US. His current portfolio spans teams from LA to Hong Kong and projects as diverse as County Climate Plans, Value Chain consulting, resilience, technical consulting and large-scale master-planning. Buro Happold is a world leader in economic redevelopment at city and district scale.
  • Graeme Craig, Commercial Development Director, Transport for London
Graeme is TfL’s Commercial Development Director and is responsible for its land and property across the capital. This includes an Estate Management function that manages over 5,500 acres of operational land and over 30 office buildings across London. Graeme also runs TfL’s commercial property function, which is delivering an initial programme of 10,000 homes (half of which will be affordable) across more than 50 sites. Graeme’s team will be developing over two million square feet of commercial offices across seven sites, including at Bank, Paddington and Southwark. TfL has over 2,000 commercial tenants (of which 86 per cent are small businesses) with a large portfolio of retail units in and around stations, as well as over 750 arches across London. All net revenue raised from the commercial activity is returned to TfL to reinvest in London’s transport network.
 
  • Leigh Johnson, Head of Master Development, Homes England
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moderator: 
  • Paula Hirst, Director, Prior + Partners
Paula is an established leader in the regeneration and sustainable development of cities and urban environments. Paula is a Director at Prior + Partners, which seeks to unlock the potential of places through its strategy, planning, and urban design skills. Paula has worked on some of the most challenging and complex projects in the UK and overseas; supporting city authorities, developers, and investors to deliver long term regeneration of existing neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, as well as new communities in new places. Paula has held senior client and consultancy positions at HS2 Ltd, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Homes England, Future Cities Catapult, Olympic Delivery Authority, Greater London Authority, Atkins, and Mazars in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Paula is a member of the ULI UK Executive Committee, ULI Europe’s Urban Development and Regeneration Council, and Design South East’s Design Review Panel.

Paula has a comprehensive understanding of the key trends impacting on neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, to be able to assist them in responding to changes underway and on the horizon. Whilst living in Bow in Tower Hamlets, Paula established a new town centre forum to rejuvenate Roman Road, a once thriving fashion street, to support its transformation through the changes in how we live, work, shop and spend time. Currently resident in Hackney, Paula feels as if she and her family are at the centre of a live experiment in how neighbourhoods are both addressing and failing to address community needs during this pandemic. Paula has sought to initiate and develop the conversation around how neighbourhoods should be evolving to respond to the challenges presented by living through Covid19, through Prior + Partners recent publication regarding the pandemic and impacts on life and design. Paula holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Masters in Social Policy and Voluntary Sector Organisation, and a Masters in Business Administration.
 

The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting individuals and organisations not just across the United Kingdom, but globally. ULI UK are conducting an ongoing monthly survey to gain an understanding of the evolving real estate industry’s response and gauge sentiments about how the virus is affecting organisations, real estate and cities. 
 
Each webinar will discuss insights gained from this and will focus on a different topic in relation to the future of the built environment in a post COVID-19 world:
  • Tuesday 16 June: Digital Age & Infrastructure
  • Tuesday 30 June: Adapting Offices and Workforce
  • Tuesday 14 July: Real Estate Finance Lending and Investments - Unwinding Government Support Packages
  • Tuesday 28 July: Future of Housing - Sales, Rental, BTR, Senior, Student, Affordable
  • Tuesday 8 September: Logistics, Construction & Development
  • Tuesday 22 September: Planning & Legal: Maintaining Flexibility & Repurposing
Titles and speakers to be confirmed. 
 

 
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Speakers

Speaker

Graeme Craig

Transport For London

Graeme is TfL’s Commercial Development Director and is responsible for its land and property across the capital. This includes an Estate Management function that manages over 5,500 acres of operational land and over 30 office buildings across London. Graeme also runs TfL’s commercial property function, which is delivering an initial programme of 10,000 homes (half of which will be affordable) across more than 50 sites. Graeme’s team will be developing over two million square feet of commercial offices across seven sites, including at Bank, Paddington and Southwark. TfL has over 2,000 commercial tenants (of which 86 per cent are small businesses) with a large portfolio of retail units in and around stations, as well as over 750 arches across London. All net revenue raised from the commercial activity is returned to TfL to reinvest in London’s transport network.

Speaker

Selina Mason

Lendlease

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.

Speaker

Roger Nickells

Partner, BuroHappold Ltd

Roger is a true engineering visionary and has worked on urban scale projects in a wide number of global cities, both at a building, district and city scale. Projects like The Burj Al Arab; Dubai; Saadiyat Island and the Louvre, Abu Dhabi; Battersea Power Station Development; Tottenham Hotspur's new Stadium; Atlanta Falcons Stadium, Swansea Tidal Lagoon and the new Euston Station development for HS2. Roger's career includes spells running design and consulting businesses for Atkins in Oman, Dubai, the Middle East Region and in Buro Happold; initially running their Middle East business, then their global cities business; then as the CEO and now leading their consulting offer. These roles provided Roger with significant understanding of all of our markets, most specifically, the Middle East, UK and the US. His current portfolio spans teams from LA to Hong Kong and projects as diverse as County Climate Plans, Value Chain consulting, resilience, technical consulting and large-scale master-planning. Buro Happold is a world leader in economic redevelopment at city and district scale.

Speaker

Paula Hirst

Prior + Partners

Paula is an established leader in the regeneration and sustainable development of cities and urban environments. Paula is a Director at Prior + Partners, which seeks to unlock the potential of places through its strategy, planning, and urban design skills. Paula has worked on some of the most challenging and complex projects in the UK and overseas; supporting city authorities, developers, and investors to deliver long term regeneration of existing neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, as well as new communities in new places. Paula has held senior client and consultancy positions at HS2 Ltd, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Homes England, Future Cities Catapult, Olympic Delivery Authority, Greater London Authority, Atkins, and Mazars in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Paula is a member of the ULI UK Executive Committee, ULI Europe’s Urban Development and Regeneration Council, and Design South East’s Design Review Panel. Paula has a comprehensive understanding of the key trends impacting on neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, to be able to assist them in responding to changes underway and on the horizon. Whilst living in Bow in Tower Hamlets, Paula established a new town centre forum to rejuvenate Roman Road, a once thriving fashion street, to support its transformation through the changes in how we live, work, shop and spend time. Currently resident in Hackney, Paula feels as if she and her family are at the centre of a live experiment in how neighbourhoods are both addressing and failing to address community needs during this pandemic. Paula has sought to initiate and develop the conversation around how neighbourhoods should be evolving to respond to the challenges presented by living through Covid19, through Prior + Partners recent publication regarding the pandemic and impacts on life and design. Paula holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Masters in Social Policy and Voluntary Sector Organisation, and a Masters in Business Administration.