LREF23 On Demand: Garden Room

Find below the recordings from the Garden Room at the London Real Estate Forum 2023.

View sessions from: Barbican Hall | Frobisher Auditorium 1 | Fountain Room

Garden Room

UK Cities - Challenge to Opportunity

In association with Arup
Cities today face challenges on multiple fronts. Join Arup and key leaders from cities across the UK to uncover how creative thinking and innovation can address this system challenge to generate value for all, sustainably.

  • Becci Taylor, Arup (Chair)
    Debbie Jackson, City of Westminster
    Dr Aileen Jones, Liverpool City Region
    Rob McNicol, City of London
    Becca Heron, Manchester
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Art and Culture: Reshaping the Public Realm for Wellbeing

In association with Therme Group
Art and culture have a profound impact on the public realm, adding meaning to our cities and value for our communities. Our lineup of experts and industry leaders will explore how culture humanises the built environment and revitalises public space, showcasing case studies, and examining cultural initiatives.

  • Benjamin O'Connor, NLA (Chair)
    James Mark, Therme Group
    Minna Arve, Turku
    Catherine Howe, Ealing Council
    Lady Lucy French, Fleet Street Quarter
    Laia Gasch, World Cities Culture Forum
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Transforming Productivity and Building Future Skills

In association with Mace
The built environment sector is seeing a wholesale transformation of how it delivers – but so far productivity improvements have been hard to quantify and we face increasing challenges in getting the right people with the right skills in. How can clients, consultants, contractors and designers work together to future-proof our industry?

  • Benjamin O'Connor, NLA (Chair)
    Dr Bola Abisogun OBE, Digital Twin Skills Academy
    Paolo Nistri, Places for London, the TfL Property Company
    Anna Bond, Grosvenor
    Andrew Jackson, Mace
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The rise of Innovation Districts: Knowledge, Inclusion, Growth

Sustainable and flexible design, urban integration and inclusive placemaking remain some of the biggest challenges Innovation Districts face. The successful integration of life sciences infrastructures requires interdisciplinary collaboration between architects, engineers, urban planners, regulatory authorities and experts in the sector - how can the industry support this collaboration?

  • Catherine Staniland, NLA (Chair)
    Nuala Gallagher, Liverpool City Council
    Sam Markey, Connected Places Catapult
    Dr Ivana Poparic, MedCity
    Caroline Mulholland, Sir Robert McAlpine
    Paul Westwood, RIOS
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