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18:00 - 20:00 26 February 2015

Places, Property and Prices: everything that planners need to know about global real estate markets


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Yolande Barnes, Director of World Research, Savills

A Bartlett School of Planning Public Lecture by Yolande Barnes

The question we should be asking ourselves now is not whether good planning can add value (economic. social and environmental) to the built environment but what stops it from happening in so many cases. Why do bad places still dominate so much of what has been built since WWII – and of what is still being built -despite the best efforts of architects, designers and planners?

The fundamental lack of understanding by many in the real estate industry of the role that land and money play in the development process has hampered the best intentions of policy makers and those wanting to deliver high-quality environments for future generations. Some clear thinking on market reality, not market myths, is needed and this talk aims to provide it.


Anthony Grout
+44 (0)20 3108 9549 | anthony.grout@ucl.ac.uk