How will changes underway within real estate markets impact on planning and place making in the coming years?
This is one of the key questions that informs the work of Professor Yolande Barnes, who has enjoyed a long career in real estate research – formerly as Director of World Research at Savills, now as Chair of the Bartlett Real Estate Institute at UCL.
In her 2020 essay, Capitalism and Culture: Heralding the Fifth Age of Cities she argued that we are now entering a new age of cities, in which real estate investment will be driven more by rental growth than the capital growth that has driven investment in recent decades. This she argues will have profound consequences for place making as investors’ interests align with those of occupiers – resulting in more human-centred cities.
We are delighted that Professor Barnes has agreed to join us for this edition of the Planning Futures Supper Club to share some of her insights on the changes that she anticipates for planners and the broader ecosystem of place makers in the coming years.
Following the usual Supper Club format, Professor Barnes will give a brief after dinner speech followed by a discussion amongst attendees.