The podcast of TfL Commercial Development Department.
Tim Dunn - Secrets of the London Underground
For the final episode of Series 2 I was delighted to be joined by TV historian Tim Dunn. Tim’s series “Secrets of the London Underground” has just finished, providing a fascinating insight into some of the hidden gems across the network. Well worth a watch. We caught up with Tim, and Bird Edmund, our own heritage consultant, chatted about the series, but also about the future and how our work can continue to grow the rich heritage of the network.
You can catch up with Secrets of the London Underground here and Tim’s previous series, The Architecture the Railways Built on UKTV player here.
Professor Loretta Lees - Author and Professor of Human Geography
We were excited to be joined by Professor Loretta Lees. Professor Lees is urban geographer internationally known for her research on gentrification/urban regeneration, global urbanism, urban policy, urban public space, architecture and urban social theory and the hipsterfication of East London
Our discussion was a tour de force on the impact of all these issues and how they affect our work but in property development but also commercial and not forgetting the transport side.
Adam Scott - FreeState
For the second part of the double header on the future of retail and place making we were joined by the dynamic and enthusiastic Adam Scott from FREESTATE. Adam is the Executive Creative Director and Founder. An architect and designer, he’s won several Cannes Gold Lions. A lifelong advocate of the truly transformational experience, his abiding passions are the experiential wonders of the English landscape garden, the Shaman, and the Las Vegas casino, we cover all this, how it could work for TfL.
Ross Bailey - Appear Here
For the first our double bill we were joined by Ross Bailey, the CEO & Founder of Appear Here, an online marketplace for short-term retail space. We were joined by Tom Atkinson from the TfL Commercial Development team to discuss how we utilise space, how retail works in those spaces and the role of the retail in future, and in the past. As well how retail is where we can now go to fall in love…and find people who share our identity.
Georgia Gould - Leader of Camden and Chair of London Councils
For this episode we were delighted to be joined by Georgia Gould, Georgia is the leader of the London Borough of Camden and the Chair of London Councils. We covered all of this as well as the future for Camden Lock, the response to the pandemic and the need to really think outside of the box when it comes to the types of housing we need to deliver and Hagel and the use of the dialectic.
The episode was recorded before the election results were known.
You can read more about the 15 minute city here.
You can listen to the excellent new “Awkward Conversations” podcast, Episode One focuses on Commission of Race and Ethnic Disparities' unit report of Racial Disparities in Ethnic Minorities. The Group share their insights and feelings on this divisive report and comment on the impact it has or may have on current society. You can listen here, after CommsCAST of course!
Lyn Garner - London Legacy Development Corporation
We were delighted to be joined by Lyn Garner, the Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation. Lyn has not only had one of the most diverse London based careers, working in a number of London boroughs, but also now manages one of the most diverse infrastructure projects in the capital. We touch upon the housing and commercial developments in the park as well as working with the boroughs, the pandemic, the V&A, Eurostar, the future and of course, West Ham United.
Excellent range of guests, covering a wide variety of important issues. A really good listen.
Superb podcast. Engaging and probing questions matched with a diverse range of interviewees.
Great guests, interesting content
Great guests, interesting content: Two things you can’t say about most podcasts – especially those so new. Great start. Keep it up.