gtag('config', 'AW-786117756'); PLACE |Virtual Event| SPACE PLUS

13.08.20 /

08:30 - 12:30 (UK)

13:00 - 17:00 (India)

15:30 - 19:30 (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 pioneers and rebels discuss placemaking design, experience, human-centricity and social value.

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.

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For 12 months.

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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?

Events & the Night Economy

How do we create and activate 24 hour places?

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?

Garden Towns & New Communities

How do we create and empower new commuties?

Live, Work & Play

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


How can we use technology to engage customers and  communities?


(British Summer TIme, Speakers under invitation)

08:30 / Main Stage / Remarks
Welcome remarks
Rob Marten, Co-Founder, SPACE+
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08:35 / 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
09:00 / Main Stage / Panel
Urban Renaissance - How do we marry placemaking with commercial outcomes?
A commercial approach to placemaking should not be controversial. In fact, it's essential. It's given the industry a way of creating socially and economically successful places that meet the needs of the community. But how do we balance a design-led, social-value focused urban renaissance with commercial upside for developers and investors. 
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Jason Low, Group Chief Operating Officer, Capitaland


Kristy Lansdown, Project Director - Elephant Park, Lendlease

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Nigel Webb, Head of Developments, British Land 

Networking & 1:1 Video Meetings
09:50 / Discussion Group
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 
Alistair Shaw, MD - Television Centre, Stanhope (UK)
Mindy Teo, Deputy Managing Director, lyf - The Ascott (Singapore)
Robin Dobson, Director, Retail Development, Hammerson (UK)
Laurence Jones, Head of Asset Management, Trilogy (UK)
Damien Sharkey, Managing Director, HUB (UK)
Uzo Oshogwe, CEO, Afriland Properties (Nigeria)
09:50 / Discussion Group
New Macro Communities - How do we create and empower new communities?
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?
Jason Chen, Director, Place Management, Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore)
Niranjan Hiranandani, National President of NAREDCO & Co-Founder, Hiranandani Group (India)
Evans Dimba, Deputy Country Head, Rendeavor (Tatu City, Kenya)
Bright Owusu-Amofah, CEO, Appolonia City (Ghana)
Ron Chagoury Jnr, Vice Chairman, Eko Atlantic (Nigeria) 
Nigel Webb, Head of Developments, British Land (UK)
09:50 / Discussion Group
Diversity, loneliness & inclusion - What do we need to do differently?
The social value of buildings is of immeasurable importance. But how well are we creating places that are designed by a diversity of input? And is inclusion truly being achieved? Our discussion group has a frank and open talk about what we should be doing better, more of and less of.
Vanessa Pilla, GM, Socio-Economic Development, Lendlease
Sarah Cary, Executive Director - Place, Enfield Council (UK)
Paul Dunphy, Director of Place, London Borough of Camden (UK)
Kevin Fenton, Strategic Director, Place and Wellbeing, Southwalk Council (UK)
Caitlin Warfield, Marketing Director, UK, Brookfield Properties (USA)
Oona Goldsworthy, CEO, Brunelcare (UK)
Louise Wyman, Design lead, West Midlands Combined Authority
09:50 / Discussion Group
Culture, events & the Night-Time Economy - How to help people fall in love with a city
The fluidity and uncertainty of the creative, cultural and hospitality sectors is a short-term problem of unthinkable magnitude. But in the longer term, they play a significant role in placemaking. Our discussion group dissects what connects people to place - from the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage, through to the reactivation of hospitality in the underlooked Night Time Economy. 
Host: TBA
Kate Nicholls, ​CEO, UK Hospitality (UK)
Amy Lamé, Night Czar, Mayor of London (UK)
Masanori Mitsuoka, Managing Director, Sekisui House (Japan)
Martyn Evans, Creative Director, U&I (UK)
Emily Gee, London Planning Director, Historic England (UK)
Catherine Webster, Executive Director, Strategy and Investment and Co-Chair of Creative Land Trust, Quintain (UK)​L
09:50 / Discussion Group
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 we 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)
Drew Pinazza, Head of Public Spaces, Grosvenor (UK)
Faisal Butt, CEO, Pi Labs (UK)
Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London (UK)

Odunayo Ojo, CEO, Alaro City (Nigeria)

09:50 / Discussion Group
Social & Affordable Housing - The difficult repositioning as a force for value creation
Social and affordable housing has been treated, by many but not all, as a planning tick-box exercise. It detracts from value of a project, they say. So how do we change this mindset? Our discussion group tackles how we fundamentally shift the thinking from value detraction to value creation.
Shamez Alibhai, Head of Community Housing, Man Group (UK)
Simon Century, Director - Built to Rent & Affordable Housing, L&G Capital (UK)
Networking & 1:1 Video Meetings
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10:50 / Main Stage / Keynote
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
11:20 / Main Stage / Panel
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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Host TBA


Tom Bloxham, Chairman & Founder, Urban Splash

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Raj Menda, Corporate Chairman, RMZ Corp (invited)

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Tony Pidgley, Chairman, Berkley Group (invited)

11:50 -12:30
Networking & Video Meetings, end of event



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