Conferences

2021


10 February 2021 – ULI Europe (Brussels) - moderator

Interview with Pierfrancesco Maran: “Urban Leadership”

04 February 2021 – ULI/Global Exchange Council (virtual) – moderator

“The New Core”

14 January 2020 – ULI France (Paris) – Olympic Heritage and the City – keynote speaker

“Olympic Spirit”




2020


19 November 2020 – Investir in Milano/Il Sole (Milan) – keynote

“Post-Pandemic Milan, and the Olympic Spirit”

18 November 2020 - Watertorenberaad (Amsterdam) – speaker

“Transit Oriented Development – Who decides?”

11 September 2020 – GSG - Impact Capital (Buenos Aires/online) – panelist

“Informal Settlements and Impact Capital”

10 September 2020 – ULI Netherlands Leadership (Amsterdam/online) – keynote

“Centre or Edge”

03 September 2020 – ULI Germany (Frankfurt) – speaker

“AI Hype?”

05 May 2020 – ULI (Webinar/online) – panelist

“Looking Ahead to Our New ‘Normal’ (Post COVID-19 World)”

30 April 2020 – Matter of Form (Webinar/online) – speaker

“Looking Ahead: Opportunities in a Time of Crisis”

29 April 2020 – Star Capital (Webinar/online) - speaker

“Global Shock: Opportunities in a Time of Crisis”

26 February 2020 – AECOM (London) – panelist

“Building a Lasting Legacy – Airport Expansion and Communities”

21 February 2020 – Goldsmith/University of London (London) – moderator

“Biotechnology and the Posthuman”

04 February 2020 – ULI Europe Conference/Next (Amsterdam)

“The Inclusive City” – keynote

22 January 2020 – ULI (London) - moderator

‘Mentorship’

16 January 2020 – World Web Forum (Zurich) – panelist

“Smart City – Emerging Narratives”




2019


27 November 2019 – Business Arena Uppsala (Uppsala) – speaker

“The Future of Regional Cities”

26 November 2019 – Pictet Investment Conference (Zurich) - speaker

“Smart City and the Social Contract”

13 November 2019 – PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate (London) – speaker

“Future Mobility and Real-Estate”

24 October 2019 – COIMA Real Estate Forum

“Charter for Great Cities”

14 October 2019 - Worldsteel General Assembly (Monterrey) – panelist

“Zero Energy and Smart City Development”

02 October 2019 – Institutional Investors Conference (Amsterdam) – keynote

“Smart Cities and the Social Contract”

12 September 2019 – Matter of Form (London) – keynote

“Building Tomorrow. Today.”

17 July 2019 – Royal College of Art (London) - moderator

“Artists in the Machine”/Lumen Art Lecture

06 June 2019 – Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

“Glasgow; emerging capital region” – chair

05 June 2019 – London Festival of Architecture (London) – panelist

“Boundaries”

23 May 2019 – Urban Land Institute/UK (London) – chair

“AuthentiCity”

22 May 2019 – Urban Land Institute/Netherlands (Rotterdam)

“Inclusive Development”

21 May 2019 – Amsterdam City Government (Amsterdam)

“Language”

16 May 2019 – Urban Land Institute/Belgium (Brussels) – speaker

“Reciprocity”

14 May 2019 – Lumen Art Lecture (London) – moderator

“Mat Collishaw”

09 May 2019 – Central St Martins (London) - speaker

“Reciprocity”

01 March 2019 – Mega.Online

“Cities are Transcending Nations”

15 March 2019 – London School of Economics (London)

“Future Cities: Urbanization, Demographics, and Labor)” – panelist

28 February 2019 – Urban Land Institute (Amsterdam) – moderator

“Haven-Stad Together”




2018


10 December 2018 – ImechE (London) - speaker

“The Social Contract”

28 November 2018 – Urban Land Institute/Belgium (Brussels)

“Future City”

19 September 2018 – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Birmingham)

“Future Cities”

27 August 2018 – Urban Land Institute (Zurich)

“Extreme Urbanism”

16 August 2018 – CNBC (London)

“Gateways to Growth” panelist

31 May 2018 – Central St Martins (London)

“The Social Contract – outcome-based planning” – speaker

17 May 2018 – Business Arena/Nordics (London)

“How to build a great city and attract investors” – moderator

26 April 2018– Urban Land Institute (London)

“Innovation Districts” – moderator

23 April 2018 – RICS/World Built Environment Forum (London)

“Cities in the Changing Ecosystems of Industry and Commerce” – speaker/panelist

17 April 2018 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“4th Revolution; Observations” – keynote

08 March 2018 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“City Development, Airports, and Connectivity” – moderator

20 February 2018 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“Collision: Fragmentation or Connection – an evening with Parag Khanna” – moderator




2017


23 November 2017 – MSCI/IPF Property and Investment Conference (Brighton)

“Resilience and Risk in Gateway and 2nd Tier Cities” - panelist

16 November 2017– Urban Land Institute/Urban Art Forum (London)

“Land-Art Generator Initiative” – moderator

16 October 2017 – Urban Land Institute/Residential Council (London)

“Later Living” - moderator

29 July 2017 – Urban Land Institute/Netherlands Annual Meeting (Amsterdam)

“Future Cities” - keynote

19 July 2017 – Urban Plan (London)

“Power and the Language of Cities” - speaker

18 July 2017 – Future Cities (Cambridge)

“Technology – Connectivity, Data, Networks” - panelist

29 June 2017 – Urban Land Institute (Amsterdam)

“Future Cities” - keynote

23 June 2017 – Central Saint Martins (London)

“Raise your Flag” – speaker

15 June 2017 - Institutional Investor's UK & Ireland Summit (London)

“The Changing City; Impacts to Investment” - keynote

27 May 2017 - International Hinge City: Air-Economy Development Forum (Guangzhou)

“Airport Urbanism Development: Mega-Building” - keynote

24 May 2017 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“What If? – Game Changers” -moderator

23 May 2017 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“Social and Affordable Housing at Scale” - moderator

12 May 2017 – COIMA (Venice) – moderator

“Trends in Tourism Development; Implications for Italy”

10 May 2017 – Middle East Institutional Investor (Bahrain) – speaker

“Digital Disruption” + “Emerging Saudi Developments”

20 March 2017 - Urban Land Institute (London) – moderator

“Rent Acquisition by Design”

06 March 2017 – Urban Land Institute (London) – organizer and moderator

“Virtual Cities: Game Engines, Visualization, and Planning”

30 January 2017 – New London Architecture –Shaping the Next London Plan (London) – panelist

“Where should London’s growth take place?”




2016


01 December 2016 – Change the World (London) – keynote

“Digital Disrupters in Cities”

28 November 2016 – Urban Land Institute/Belgium and Netherlands; State Visit (Amsterdam)

“Coopetition”

26 October 2016 – University of New South Wales (Sydney) – keynote

“Global Sydney”

25 October 2016 – Open State – ‘Bright Minds, Brilliant Cities’ (Adelaide) – keynote

“Resilient Adelaide”

21 October 2016 – Infrastructure New Zealand (Auckland) – keynote

“Connected Auckland”

04 Oct 2016 – New America Foundation (Washington) - keynote

“Global Palestine: Connected Gaza”

21 Sep 2016 – Hines Global Officers Conference (Houston) – keynote and panelist

“Connectivity: New Asset Class

20 Sep 2016 – Urban Land Institute (Hamburg) – keynote

“Connected: New-Age Hanseatic League”

04 Sep 2016 – Urban Land Institute (Dubai) – speaker

“Dubai Expo and Mega-Events Legacy”

08 Jun 2016 – Provada (Amsterdam) – keynote and panelist

“Investing in World Class Cities”

02 Jun 2016 – Monocle Radio (London) – speaker

The Urbanist Live – “A Better London”

01 Jun 2016 - CEE Summit Urban Vision and Capital Markets (Warsaw) - panelist

“Innovation, Technology & Real Estate”

23 May 2016 – Urban Land Institute (London) – moderator

“Old Oak Park Royal Development”

12 May 2016 – Urban Land Institute/Greater London Authority (London) – moderator

“What does London for 11 million People look like?”

10 May 2016 – Competitive Cities (Brussels) –keynote speaker

“What is a Competitive City?”

15 Apr 2016 – Smart Working Conference (Belfast) – keynote speaker

“Workplace, Building, City.”

13 Apr 2016 – London Brownfield Summit (London) – moderator

“Environmental Clean Up and Making Brownfield Sites More Economical

01 Apr 2016 – Monocle Radio (London) – speaker

“Megacities Roundtable”

10 Mar 2016 – Central St Martins (London) – speaker

“Driverless Cars and the Impact on the City”

08 Mar 2016 – International Hotel Investment Forum (Berlin) – panelist

“Airport City Hotels: What’s So Special About Them?"

03 Mar 2016 – Urban Land Institute/Germany + OPG (Offenbach) – speaker

Frankfurt Offenbach Lab: “Competitive City”

02 Feb 2016 – Urban land Institute/Europe Summit (Paris) – moderator

“Technology and Real Estate”




2015


01 Dec 2015 – How to Change the World - Conference (London) – speaker

“Driverless”

29 Oct 2015 – Open Innovations Forum (Moscow) – speaker

“The City as Technology Consumer”

15 Oct 2015 – Leading European Architects Forum (London) – speaker

“The Flexible Masterplan”

12 Oct 2015 – Urban Land Institute - Infrastructure Conference (London)-moderator

“Autonomous Movement and Impacts to the City”

04 Oct 2015 – Conservative Party Conference (Manchester) – moderator

“Connected and Competitive: cities fit for 21st century business?

01 Jul 2015 – Urban Land Institute – Urban Leader Summit (Frankfurt) – moderator

“Looking Ahead: Visions and Best Practice for Future Oriented Cities”

23 Jun 2015 – Urban Land Institute – Real Estate Trends (London) - moderator

“Digital Urbanity”

18 Jun 2015 – Airports Company South Africa (Cape Town) – speaker

“Let’s Talk Aerotropolis”

08 May 2015 – Urban Land Institute (Offenbach) - speaker

“Global City: Frankfurt/Offenbach”

01 May 2015 – Preparing for Takeoff – (Sydney) – speaker

“Global Sydney “

23 Apr 2015 – Urban Land Institute (London) – moderator

“Infrastructure: Who Pays, Who Finances, Who Benefits?”

11 Apr 2015 – TEDx (London) – speaker

“Global Order in a Polarized World”

25 Mar 2015 – London Infrastructure Summit - panelist

“2050 Infrastructure Plan – How are other cities approaching the task?”

12 Mar 2015 – Contemporary Club (Charlottesville, US) - speaker

“Aerotropolis”

25 Feb 2015- Jazan Economic Summit (Jazan/KSA) – panelist

“Jazan Economic City: Vision”

03 Feb 2015- Urban Land Institute / Young Leaders Forum (Paris) – panelist

“Sustainability – Quo Vadis?”

28 Jan 2015- Connected Metropolitan Innovation (Amsterdam) – moderator

“Building on Innovation”




2014


09 Dec 2014 – World Architecture News – juror

Mixed-Use Awards (Future and Built categories)

18 Nov 2014 – Hines Real Estate Forum (Milan) - speaker

“Territory as strategic asset for the economic development of country “

30 Oct 2014 – Urban Land Institute (London) - panelist

“Gen Y – Practical Implications for the Real-Estate Industry”

12 Sep – Urban Land Institute (Birmingham/UK)

“High Speed Rail – Growth and Connectivity” – conference chair

25 Jul 2014 – New London Architecture (London)

“Economic impact of moving London's hub airport” – panelist

09 Jul 2014 – Urban Land Institute (London)

“Smart Infrastructure for the Unsmart City” – moderator

07 Jul 2014 – Hines Europe Summit (London) – keynote

“The Rise of Sharing”

18 Jun 2014 – Urban Land Institute (London) - panelist

“Gen Y – Practical Implications for the Real-Estate Industry”

11 Jun 2014 – San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (London) – moderator

“Challenges for Regeneration in the Globalizing City”

06 Mar 2014 – Urban Land Institute (London) – moderator

“Design for Investment: Central St Giles and Kings Place”




2013


14 Oct 2013 – Greater London Authority (London) – speaker

Strategic Infrastructure – “The Competitive Global Context for London”

24 Sep 2013 – Urban Land Institute (London) – speaker

UK: Resilient cities - A practical property perspective

24 Sep 2013 – New London Architecture (London) – panelist

“The Future of Old Oak Common”

13 Sep 2013 – Center for Infrastructure Development/MBS (London) - speaker

Megaprojects – “Making Cities and Made Cities”

11 Aug 2013 – Islesboro Forum (Islesboro, ME)

“Airport City”

25 May 2013 – Independent Transport Commission – panelist

“How does High Speed 2 benefit the UK?”

25 Apr 2013 – Global Airport Cities (Johannesburg) – panelist

“The Singular Economic Unit”

10 Apr 2013 – New London Architecture (London) – speaker

“NY-LON; Strategic Transportation Infrastructure”

15 Jan 2013 – AECOM SOS (New York)

Competition juror




2012


17 Nov 2012 – Hindustan Times Summit (Delhi) – panelist

“Making Megacities Cope”

31 Oct 2012 – Forum for Innovative Development (Moscow) – speaker

“Environments for Global Talent”

22 Sep 2012 – Urban Land Institute Leadership Forum (Naples) – speaker

“Connect or Die”

22 May 2012 – Architecture Foundation (London) “SHIFT” conference - speaker

“Connect or Die”




2011


31 Dec 2011 – Urban Land Institute /Europe (Paris) – speaker

“Rio 2016 Competition; Sports for Urban Regeneration”

09 Dec 2011 – Urban Land Institute Urban Forum (Moscow) – panelist

“Is Moscow a Global City?”

08 Dec 2011 – Urban Land Institute Urban Forum (Moscow) – speaker

“Connect, Specialize, Sustain; Aerotropolis”

26 Nov 2011 – Intelligence Squared “if” Conference (London) – debater

“For the Poor, the Future Will Not Be the Same”

26 Nov 2011 – Intelligence Squared “if” Conference (London) - speaker

“The New Silk Road; Camels, Air Routes, and the Rise of Aerotropolis”

17 Nov 2011 – Central St Martins (London) - lecture

“Emerging Urbanism”

12 Oct 2011 – World Cities (Istanbul) - moderator

“What do Communities Want?”

10 Oct 2011- Smart Airports (Munich) - speaker

“Aviation as an Economic Development Catalyst”




2010 to 1998


05 Nov 2010 – World Architecture Forum (Barcelona)

“Urban SOS” competition – juror

16 Sept 2010 – Financial Times Investment Summit (London)

“Building a More Sustainable Future” – panelist

14 Sep 2010 – GuangHua Leadership Institute/CISCO (Boston)

“Heritage Regeneration” - speaker

08 Apr 2010 – Vilnius Strategic Plan (Vilnius)

“Strategic Planning Initiatives” - leader

21 Jan 2010 – World Future Energy Summit (Abu Dhabi)

“Sustainability and Culture”- panel chair

15 Dec 2009 – COP15 (Copenhagen)

“Global Projects on the Frontiers of Sustainability” - Panelist

06 Nov 2009 – World Architecture Forum (Barcelona)

“Urban SOS” Competition – Juror

10 Jun 2009 – European Future Energy Forum (Bilbao)

“Movers and Shakers” - panelist

06 May 2009 – Bartlett School of Architecture – speaker

“Design and The Middle East” (London)

08 Apr 2009 – Global City (Abu Dhabi)

“Sustainable urbanization trends” - panelist

23 Mar 2009 – World Leaders Symposium (Abu Dhabi)

“What Comes First? Ordering Priorities in Urban Design.” - speaker

18 Mar 2009 – Sustainable Design and Construction Summit (Abu Dhabi)

“Energy, Density, and Urban Design” – speaker

11 Mar 2009 – MIPIM – (Cannes)

“Sustainable Waterfronts” – panelist

25 Nov 2008 – Sorbonne/Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

“Sustainability Strategies and Saadiyat Island” - lecture

16 Jun 2008 - FT ULI Sustainable Cities Awards and Conference (London)

“What will a Sustainable City Look Like?” - panelist

28 Feb 2008 – Stratford Renaissance Conference (London)

“Excellence in Built Form and Public Realm” – speaker

05 Feb 2008 - Bartlett School of Architecture (London) - speaker

“You Want to Make a Difference?”

23 Jan 2008 - World Future Energy Summit (Abu Dhabi)

“Energy, Density, and Urban Design” - speaker

14 Nov 2007 – British Expertise (London)

Consultant of the Year (for EDAW/ Saadiyat Islands)

10 Oct 2007 – UK Trade & Investment Forum (Birmingham)

“Thinking Globally” - panelist

06 Sept 2007 - ProEstate Forum (St Petersburg)

“Creating Investment Value” - speaker

17 Apr 2007 – Essential Green Tech (London)

“It’s not about technology, stupid” – speaker

27 Feb 2007 – Forbes CEO Middle East Forum (Doha)

“Middle East Mega Realty” - panelist

16 Oct 2005 – M on the Bund (Shanghai)

“Urbanizing Shanghai” - panelist

24 May 2005 – Australian Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai)

“Shanghai’s Lilong: An Urban Promise.” - speaker

15 May 2005 – Urban Land Institute (Shanghai)

“Shanghai Urban Developments”– speaker

10 Apr 2005 – Shanghai Historic Home Association (Shanghai)

“Behind the Bund” – tour leader

23 Mar 2005 – Asia Society China Salon

“Community Development Through Urban Design” - speaker

29 Nov 2004 – Shanghai Urban Expo (Shanghai)

“What is Chinese Public Space?” - speaker

20 May 2004 – UNEP / Shanghai Institute of Human Settlements (Shanghai)

“One Modernism, Two Systems” - speaker

13 Dec 2003 – World Top Architects Conference (Shanghai)

“Unexpected Consequences of Good Intentions” - speaker

08 Sept 2003 – US Commercial Service (Shanghai)

“Opportunities for Design, Engineering, and Construction Firms” – panelist

26 Jun 2003 - Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club (Shanghai)

“Preservation vs. Development” – speaker

29 Mar 2003 – Top Floor Gallery (Shanghai)

“New Old Modernism for Shanghai” – speaker

27 Mar 2003 - BBC World Service

“Urban Transformations” - interview aired June 2003

21 Feb 2003 – Architectural Record/ US Dept. of Commerce (Shanghai)

“Professional Practice in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong” - panelist

15 Jan 2003 – American Institute of Architects (National)

Honors for Collaborative Achievement (for New York New Visions)

20 May 2002 - ICCF/Metropolis Magazine (New York)

Green Design Conference - invited respondent

2 May 2002 - Earthday New York (New York)

World Trade Center Planning – “Process and Design” -speaker, workshop leader)

16 Nov 2001- AIANY conference (New York)

“New York New Visions” - respondent

24 Sep 2001 – AIANY symposium (New York)

Design Awards - symposium chair

26 Aug 2001 - Isleboro Forum (Isleboro, ME)

“Green Architecture” – speaker

25 May 1999 – Architectural Review conference (Dubai)

“Modernity and Tradition in the Middle East” - speaker

29 Apr 1999 – Grid Magazine (New York)

“The New High-Tech Space” – speaker

19 Mar 1998 – Gilder Boathouse (Derby CT)

Competition Juror





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