Global cities are facing unprecedented challenges caused by big mega-trends such as the impact of mass urbanisation, huge migratory population shifts, social inequality and devastating climate change straining their resources, infrastructure and the built environment. At the same time, new development opportunities for cities are being created by increased demand among consumers for more inclusive, environmentally friendly and community-focused environments to live, work and shop in, enabled by new technology.
This seminar will focus on how different cities are responding to these challenges and opportunities, and whether ESG considerations related to cities and planned urbanisation trends tend to lead to better long-term real estate investment returns and more sustainable economic growth.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
Date: Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Registration: 0800 am - teas, coffee and light breakfast
Presentation: 0830 am
Networking: 0945 am
Venue: Schroders, 1 London Wall Place, London. EC2Y 5AU
Chaired and Moderated by:
Joanna Turner, Head of Property Research, Canada Life Investments
Simon Chinn, Senior Analyst, Grosvenor
Tom Walker, Co-Head of Global Real Estate Securities, Schroders
Prof. Yolande Barnes, Chair, The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL
Jacqueline Bleicher, Urban Design Director, Global Urban Design
This event is kindly hosted by Schroders.