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First Base: "Social-based outcomes help you sleep at night"
In this podcast, we speak to First Base director Barry Jessup and Director of Partnerships, Olaide Oboh, about trust, delivering value, their social outcome statement, and making promises to communities that you can keep.
Permitted Development Rights: "We're going back to Victorian slums"
Dr Ben Clifford, author of the government report on the impact of Permitted Development on housing quality, speaks out about the devastating plans to extend the rights in the context of widespread planning reforms that will set the English standard of housing provision back more than 50 years. Consultation on wider planning reforms ends 1 October and can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-the-current-planning-system
Radical Rethink 3: Taking an idea from inception to action
Once you have a radical idea, how do you test it, develop it, sustain it and grow? May Al-Karooni is CEO and founder of Globechain, a marketplace for construction, retail and office 'waste' that can be reused by charities as part of the new circular economy. Al-Karooni describes how she spotted a need six years ago and developed it into a purpose-based business that is now the world's largest reuse marketplace.
Radical Rethink 2: How to run a radical business
You want to do things differently. You've written your mission statement. But how do you ensure your business isn't just paying lip-service to change? How do your values manifest themselves in your business culture and practice? Vestre is a Norwegian furniture practice that has supported The Developer and the Festival of Place since inception. We hear from Commercial Director Romy Rawlings about how they put their social and environmental values into business practice.
Why we need a Radical Rethink of the spaces between the buildings
The industry is locked in competitive silos, landscape architecture has been marginalised, communities lack a mechanism for meaningful involvement, policy is not shifting in the right direction, and planners are only focused on the potential, not the present. In the context of the climate emergency, we have got to get our act together. In the conversation with Will Sandy, we discuss why we need a Radical Rethink.
Designing Chelsea Barracks
Lee Hallman, former Head of Design for Qatari Diar Europe, speaks about Chelsea Barracks, the 13-acre development that found itself at the heart of a new style war, as revealed in the Prince of Wales' Black Spider Memos. With its first phase now complete, Hallman discusses the design evolution of the project in the context of changing tastes in architecture.
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