Wed, Jun 23 | Public Webinar

Blurred Boundaries and Dealmaking in Urban Real Estate Development

International experts from academia and practice will debate the effects of covid19 on blurred boundaries and dealmaking in cities from planning and real estate perspectives.
Blurred Boundaries and Dealmaking in Urban Real Estate Development

Time & Location (Amsterdam)

Jun 23, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT+2
Public Webinar

About The Event

Planners and real estate industry actors are dependent on each other for financing, regulating, and implementing urban real estate development. In this process, boundaries between public and private sectors, roles, and responsibilities are often blurred. The covid19 pandemic has accentuated this trend: cities are confronted with a growing number of issues (inadequate housing supplies, deficient amenities, property vacancies, inner-city retail challenges, etcetera) that can only be solved through close collaboration between planning authorities and real estate firms. In this webinar, international experts from academia and practice will debate the effects of covid19 on blurred boundaries and dealmaking in cities from planning and real estate perspectives. Are planning authorities considering the dynamic needs and preferences of the real estate industry, and vice versa? To what extent are new forms of collaboration emerging, or are longstanding alliances and disputes simply continuing? And what are the short-term and long-term consequences of changing interdependencies and ways of dealmaking between planners and real estate industry actors?

The webinar is part of Connect21, a collaborative project to bridge multiple knowledge gaps in global real estate research. For more information on the project and its partners, please visit the website or immediately register here.

Panelists:

  • Emma Street, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Governance at Henley Business School, University of Reading
  • Francois Viruly, Associate Professor of Property Economics, Investment, and Finance at University of Cape Town
  • Eric Huybrechts, Manager of International Affairs, Institute of Planning and Urbanism, France

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