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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.

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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.

    Shaping Our Future Places: Insights from UKREiiF 2024

    Shaping Our Future Places: Insights from UKREiiF 2024

    If you missed us at UKREiiF - catch all the insights here! In this episode of the Urban Forecast Podcast, live-streamed from the ‘Industry in Focus’ Pavilion at UKREiiF 2024, our panel of experts: Nicholas Boys Smith, Tim Heatley, Dan Swords and Ghislaine Halpenny, discuss the future of housing and placemaking.In this engaging and informal session, our panelists explore ‘Shaping Our Places in the Next 5 Years, tackling key topics such as regeneration, community engagement, and the pivotal rol...

    • 46 min
    Pinch Yourself, You're a Planner Podcast Collaboration: Karolina Grebowiec-Hall on the life of a Planner!

    Pinch Yourself, You're a Planner Podcast Collaboration: Karolina Grebowiec-Hall on the life of a Planner!

    Karolina Grebowiec-Hall is Planning Decisions Manager at Enfield Council and started the 'Pinch yourself You're a Planner Podcast' in response to her feeling that the planning profession hasn’t been getting the admiration it deserves. In her words "Planners are a passionate bunch. We need opportunities to take back the conversation, define by ourselves who we are and reclaim the joy of what we do.Pinch Yourself, You’re a Planner is a spirited place containing a mine of stories from...

    • 43 min
    Mete Coban: My Life My Say!

    Mete Coban: My Life My Say!

    Mete Coban’s passion for giving young people a voice stems from his own experiences growing up in Hackney. Listen to this episode to hear about his inspiring journey; born in an estate in Hackney, and now Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm. He was the youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he has been implementing the Climate Emergency Plan in the London Borough of Hackney, introducing the most radical transport plan in London, as wel...

    • 31 min
    Urban Forecast x 1:100 Podcast: POV Can Architects can be entrepreneurs too?

    Urban Forecast x 1:100 Podcast: POV Can Architects can be entrepreneurs too?

    Join us for this collaborative episode between Urban Forecast and the 1:100 Podcast.For those who haven’t heard of the 1:100 Architecture Podcast, it is a transformative platform uniting architects and creatives worldwide. Through raw and relatable personal experiences as 7 women of colour, they ignite an ethical design approach while expanding opportunities for design enthusiasts everywhere. Their mission is to empower individuals like them, fostering confidence in their unique abilities to ...

    • 48 min
    Creating Streets and Making Places: With Nicholas Boys Smith

    Creating Streets and Making Places: With Nicholas Boys Smith

    Join us in this episode where Nicholas Boys Smith, the Chair of the Government’s Office for Place and Founder of Create Streets, sets out his vision for how we tackle the two fundamental challenges that have changed the direction of planning policy, as well as his career:It matters that we don’t have enough homesIt matters what people like when it comes to the places that we createA drive through South London 12 years ago led Nicholas on a voyage of discovery to try to understand why the plac...

    • 49 min
    Beyond Politics: Danny Thorpe's Vision for Inclusive Cities

    Beyond Politics: Danny Thorpe's Vision for Inclusive Cities

    Welcome to this week's episode of our podcast, where we're joined by Danny Thorpe, former Leader of Greenwich Council whose passion for transforming places was shaped by his upbringing in the Ferrier Estate in Greenwich.In this episode, Danny takes us through his route into politics where his passion for social justice and community welfare saw him chosen for the role of Cabinet Member for Regeneration, before taking on the role of Leader of the Council.Danny discusses his experience of worki...

    • 54 min

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