10.09.20 /

08:40 - 12:00 (UK)

13:10 - 16:30 (India)

15:40 - 19:00 (Singapore)

A SPACE+ Virtual Event

About the event

PLACE is the new placemaking Virtual Event for progressive and alternative property leaders.


Here, you will enjoy a new style of property event, where design, experience and human-centricity rule.

Speakers share big ideas on the future of placemaking and our Hosts and Co-Hosts facilitate meaningful conversation.

Join us from the comfort of your home to shape the future of our cities, together.

Registration is via SPACE+ membership or a single event ticket.

Joining SPACE+ gives access to all Virtual and Physical events.


Live and on-demand. 

For 12 months.

Get Big Ideas for your Business
1:1 Meetings
Join Interactive Discussions
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What's on the PLACE program?

PLACE is the world's most progressive placemaking programme...

Health & Wellbeing

How do we design loneliness out of our cities?

People-centric Planning

How do we plan with the end-user as the starting point?

Garden Towns & New Communities

How do we create and empower new commuties?

Experience Design

What can we learn from more progressive industries?

Diversity & Inclusion

How can places embrace the diversity of its people?

ROI Measurement

How can placemaking be measured beyond our existing tools?


How do not just protect - but enhance - our cultural heritage?

Brand & Storytelling

How do we meaningfully engage with our users and customers?

Events & the Night Economy

How do we create and activate 24 hour places?

Live, Work & Play

How are mixed-use projects performing and what needs to change?


How can we use technology to engage customers and  communities?

Featured Speaker


Chairman & Founder


Tom Bloxham MBE is chairman and founder of award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, which has received 419 awards to date for architecture, design and business success. 


Tom also upholds a number of other positions including;Chairman of Manchester International Festival, and trustee of Tate, the Manchester United Foundation and The Bloxham Charitable Trust.

At PLACE, Tom Bloxham will join a Main Stage Panel discussing how we plan with the end-user as the starting point? 

Featured Speaker

Seamus McCartney

Head of Creative Strategy & Place


An architect by background and now head of creative strategy, place and urban insights at Lendlease, Seamus McCartney is the Opening Keynote Speaker at PLACE

At PLACE, Seamus will share his insights into the thinking behind Lendlease's global placemaking initiatives.

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Rob Heasman, MD - Euston OSD, Lendlease (UK)


Our speakers, Hosts & Co-Hosts represent some of the brightest minds in property development.


Sara Lucas, CEO, Grosvenor Europe (France)


Jules Barker, Head of Smart Places, British Land (UK)


Uzo Oshogwe, CEO, Afriland Properties (Nigeria)


Polly Plunket-Chekemian, Senior Executive Director, MAPP (UK)


Lisa Woo, Head of Placemaking, Enfield Council (UK)


Bright Owusu-Amofah, CEO, Appolonia City (Ghana)


Mindy Teo, Deputy MD, lyf - The Ascott (Singapore)


Reeza Sebastian, President - Residential, Embassy Group (India)


Shamez Alibhai, Head of Community Housing, MAN Group Global Private Marjets

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Robin Dobson, Director, Retail Development, Hammerson (UK)


Jason Chen, Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore)


Abhinav Ram Reddy, Executive Director, GAR Corp (India)


Faisal Butt, CEO, Pi Labs (UK)

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Featured Speaker

Sanjay Dutt



Sanjay Dutt is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TATA Realty And Infrastructure Limited (TRIL) and Tata Housing Development Company Limited. 

Prior to joining TRIL, Mr. Dutt was CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge’s India operation, and prior to that served as Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield (India) and CEO (Business) of JLL. 

At PLACE, Sanjay will share his experiences of placemaking for mega projects in India.

Programme, 10th Sept
(British Summer Time)
08:30 / Networking Area
Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Video Meetings
08:40 - WELCOME
08:40 / Main Stage / Remarks
Welcome remarks
Rob Marten, Co-Founder, SPACE+
08:45 / Main Stage / Keynote
When creativity and technology met real estate -  A new way of masterplanning place
Seamnus McCartney leads teams to develop strategies to enable quality execution on very large scale and complex urban regeneration projects. He's keenly interested in the early stage development propositioning and vision which enhance value and place outcomes.

In his opening keynote at PLACE, Seamus discusses the injection of creativity into real estate projects and the opportunity for the fourth technological revolution to help us create better cities.
Seamus McCartney, Head of Creative Strategy & Place, Lendlease
People-Centric Places- How do we plan with the end-user as the starting point? 
Now, the places we live, work and play must have their future community as the starting point of their purpose and design. Our keynote panel discusses how this can be achieved with real-world pressures of evolving community needs, consumer behaviour and economic uncertainty.
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Sanjay Dutt, MD & CEO, Tata Housing & Infrastructure


Sara Lucas, CEO, Grosvenor Europe


Tom Bloxham, Chairman & Founder, Urban Splash

Networking & 1:1 Video Meetings
10:00 - Interactive Discussion Groups
Smart Places - How can we design and build with sufficient flexibility to stay relevant over time? 
Building digital layers is now a placemaking imperative. But how do we plan and design places with sufficient flex to cater for future advancements? Our discussion group looks at advanced thinking in place technology for both utilization and amenity.    
Julian Barker, Head of Smart Places, British Land (UK)
Faisal Butt, CEO, Pi Labs (UK)
Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London (UK) - invited
Kat Hanna, Masterplan Strategist, Lendlease
Placemaking ROI How can we better measure success?
Long term asset values? Public health? Social value? The benefits to placemaking are clear but the ROI is difficult to demonstrate and report. Our discussion group has a radical re-think of placemaking ROI measurement.
Polly Plunket-Checkemian, Senior Executive Director, MAPP 
Laurence Jones, Head of Asset Management, Trilogy (UK)​ (
Robin Dobson, Director, Retail Development, Hammerson (UK)
Uzo Oshogwe, CEO, Afriland Properties (Nigeria)
Jason Chen, Director, Place Management, Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore)
New Macro Communities - How do we create and empower new neighbourhoods?
From the new 'Garden Towns' of England to mega campuses and Townships of India, creating new communities in macro schemes is both complex and challenging. So what can we learn from the history of community creation, and what are the keys to future success?
Reeza Sebastian Karimpanal​, President - Residential Business, Embassy Group (India)
Bright Owusu-Amofah, CEO, Appolonia City (Ghana)
Ron Chagoury Jnr, Vice Chairman, Eko Atlantic (Nigeria), TBC
Abhinav Reddy, Executive Director, GAR Corp
Mustapha Njie, CEO, TAF AFRICA (Gambia)
Lisa Woo, Head of Placemaking, Enfield Council (UK)
Networking & 1:1 Video Meetings
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The Masterplan​ - Realising the opportunity of transformative placemaking
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Euston OSD is one of the most ambitious redevelopment projects in the world. It's the largest urban regeneration project in the UK for a generation, delivering a broad range of benefits for Camden, London and the UK economy. At PLACE, Rob Heasman will discuss the vision for - and challenges in - maximising shared value through placemaking.
Rob Heasman, Managing Director, Euston OSD, Lendlease
11:30 -12:00
1:1  Video Meetings, end of event



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