11 episodes

The show where Ackroyd Lowrie's co-founder and director, Oliver Lowrie talks to the people defining the future of our cities. Discussing their background, what drives them and the insights they have learnt along the way. This is a show for investors, developers, planners, consultants and anyone who is interested in how we will work, live and play in the cities of the future and what that means for the property market today.

Urban Forecast Ackroyd Lowrie

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The show where Ackroyd Lowrie's co-founder and director, Oliver Lowrie talks to the people defining the future of our cities. Discussing their background, what drives them and the insights they have learnt along the way. This is a show for investors, developers, planners, consultants and anyone who is interested in how we will work, live and play in the cities of the future and what that means for the property market today.

    Steve Smith - What really matters when planning the cities of the future

    Steve Smith - What really matters when planning the cities of the future

    In this episode we speak to Steve Smith; Founder and Director of Urban Narrative, which he set up following extensive experience working on large-scale master planning projects across the globe. Urban Narrative specialise in the very first part of a project, which Steve believes is the most important stage; setting the brief. 

    Steve is an expert in urban research and interactive design and his experience working on projects across Europe, Asia and Australia makes him the perfect guest to talk about how the cities of the future should be designed and what matters when working with clients on setting the direction of a project, and how successful projects should be measured. 

    • 25 min
    Mark Hallett - What is it like to be one of the pioneers of Sustainable Regeneration?

    Mark Hallett - What is it like to be one of the pioneers of Sustainable Regeneration?

    In this episode we speak to Mark Hallett; Development Director at Igloo Regeneration, Board of Pobl Group and Non-Executive Director of the Design Commission of Wales.
    Mark has an incredible track record in housing, development and architecture.
    His extensive experience in delivering Large Scale Urban Regeneration projects that act as catalysts for wider redevelopment means that he is the perfect guest to discuss what is required to build more Sustainable Cities in the Future.

    • 34 min
    Russ Beresford & Harry Manley from Halcyon - Can Co-living help solve the housing, energy, fuel poverty and loneliness crisis?

    Russ Beresford & Harry Manley from Halcyon - Can Co-living help solve the housing, energy, fuel poverty and loneliness crisis?

    2022 is the year where Co-living has really established itself as the new kid on the Purpose-Built Rental Sector block.
    With the end of Covid, and the recognition of the Sector within the New London Plan, investors are looking to Co-living to give them returns that a flat residential market is failing to do.
    Much of the charge is being led by Halcyon, who spun out of The Collective and have delivered 2 of the projects that were in The Collective’s pipeline at the time when it entered administration.
    We recently sat down with Harry Manley and Russ Beresford of Halcyon to discuss how they’re pioneering the world of co-living and what it could mean for the cities of the future.
    Listen to the episode to learn what Russ and Harry think about:
    How big the opportunity for the sector isWhat the planning context is for delivering schemesHow to build a community that worksWhat the optimum room size isHow the sector can deliver solutions to both the cost of living crisis, and the climate emergency

    • 25 min
    Gaia Vince - How Can Cities Save Humanity?

    Gaia Vince - How Can Cities Save Humanity?

    In this episode we speak to Gaia Vince; Guardian journalist, Scientist, Author, and Broadcaster.

    Gaia spent 2 years researching her first book, Adventures in the Anthropocene’ by travelling, largely in the global South, witnessing the impact humanity has had on the world.

    In her latest book ‘Nomad Century’, Gaia sets out how we need to start planning now for the impact of climate change on global migration, as many parts of the world become uninhabitable.

    “Cities are the answer… by the end of the century, almost everyone will live in cities… and this is a good thing because energy, water… all of these things are more efficient”.

    This is a fascinating discussion about how we need to plan for a century of upheaval, and what this means for the Built Environment today.

    • 37 min
    Dan Jestico - Designing a Sustainable Future

    Dan Jestico - Designing a Sustainable Future

    Dan Jestico is Director of Sustainable Design at Savills Earth. In this fascinating episode, Dan shares his key recommendations for how the built environment sector can work towards a net zero world. 

    • 41 min
    Euan Mills - Planning for a Digital Future

    Euan Mills - Planning for a Digital Future

    Euan Mills is the Head of Digital Planning at Connected Places Catapult where he co-leads a programme of work looking at how new technology can help us plan cities better. In this episode Euan shares his insights on how digital principals will change the way our cities are planned, built and experienced. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

BurttyBambastern ,

Brilliant

I love this show - practical and tactical advice from the biggest movers and shakers in the industry!!

propertyj ,

Brilliant!!

A must listen for anyone interested in the property market!

obstaclefixer1995 ,

Insightful!!!

As a graduate interested in entering the property market, I loved the podcast with Nicole Bremner!

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