Building Our Future

Building Our Future
Bert Broadhead & guests explore developing themes in innovation, technology & futurology in real estate and the built environment.

Andrea Pizziconi | Real estate as a catalyst for social change
Oct 11 • 38 min
Can real estate development deliver social justice?
Vanessa Hale | the changing shape of the real estate industry
Sep 27 • 31 min
The built environment in a post-digital world where sectors, silos and boundaries are increasingly blurred.
Mike Bristow | Can P2P lending boost UK housing production?
Sep 6 • 36 min
Can P2P lending boost housing delivery numbers by financially enabling SME house-builders? What does the P2P market need to learn from recent history to ensure a fair & transparent market of risk / reward for investors? Is technology the right answer?
Indy Johar | The Great Rotation and the Built Environment
Aug 16 • 38 min
What is the great rotation and how will it affect the built environment in the years to come?
Ben Gleisner | How to shape the built environment by better understanding social & ethical preferences
Jul 26 • 38 min
Can technology help the built environment better reflect people’s changing social and ethical consumption choices?
Alexandra Steed | Building Better Cities through Landscape Architecture
Jul 12 • 44 min
How can well-designed landscape & public realm help create better cities for people?
Charlie Wade | UK Managing Director, VTS
Jun 21 • 44 min
PropTech unicorns; where does the industry go from here as we move from the era of data gathering to big data analysis
Mark Pilkington | Retail Therapy;Why the retail industry is broken - and what can be done to fix it
Jun 7 • 44 min
Is there really a Retail Apocalypse? Why is the retail industry in the state its in and how can property owners help to rebuild towards a brighter retail future?
Savannah de Savary | Founder & CEO, Built-ID
May 24 • 30 min
Can technology nurture greater community engagement in the shape of develop projects and will this help “democratise” real estate?
Fiona Fletcher-Smith | Group Director of Development & Sales, L&Q
May 10 • 37 min
Building communities at the scale needed to meet the challenges of the UK’s housing shortage.In 2018, Fiona Fletcher-Smith left City Hall (where she was Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment) to join
Dr Lee Bofkin | Co-founder & CEO, Global Street Art
Apr 26 • 34 min
One man’s mission to live in painted cities; how can street art transform both buildings and communities?
Antony Slumbers | Founder,
Jan 19 • 42 min
What is Artificial Intelligence and how is about to reshape our approach to work? Will this mean that SpaceAsaService becomes the new normal for the build environment?
Ros Pomeroy | Co-founder, Brainy Birdz
Jan 19 • 34 min
Do we give enough thought to the impact that the design and layout of our workplaces has on our individual & collective productivity & well-being? I delve into the world of workspace science to find the answers.
Justin Shee | Founder & CEO, The Kohab
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
Can we better serve our ageing population through a new model of inter-generational co-living?
Gemma John | Founder & Director, Human City
Oct 11, 2018 • 34 min
Can the application of traditional social sciences to big data help better tailor the future of the built environment to societal needs?
Gabrielle McMillan | CEO, Equiem
Oct 1, 2018 • 36 min
Can technology bridge the service gap between buildings with amenity & space-as-a-service?
Lara Marrero | Studio Director & Retail Practice Leader, Gensler
Sep 26, 2018 • 40 min
Are retail stores really about transactions still? If not, what is the new purpose of the shop?
Andrea Carpenter | Author & Founder, Women Talk Real Estate
Aug 29, 2018 • 41 min
A look back to the formation of the modern European Real Estate industry with author, Andrea Carpenter
Susan Freeman | Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Aug 20, 2018 • 36 min
How can collaboration improve the real estate industry?
Matt Partridge | Founder & CEO, Infabode
Aug 5, 2018 • 33 min
What is the future of real estate news & content in the digital age?
Mark Robinson | Owner, Ellandi
Jul 1, 2018 • 37 min
Are we really witnessing the death of the high street? What does this mean for the future of non-prime shopping centres?
Ed Thomas | Head of Community Experience, The Collective
Jun 25, 2018 • 37 min
Can we use the idea of community as a value driver in real estate? How can we nurture an organic sense of community in new residential spaces?
Shain Shapiro | CEO & Founder, Sound Diplomacy
Jun 12, 2018 • 36 min
Can we curate better mixed-use places and communities through the integration of music into our built environment?
Nathan Koren | Founder & CEO, Podaris
Jun 5, 2018 • 41 min
What is the future of transport? How can digital collaboration tools help deliver major infrastructure projects in a more timely and less costly manner?
Vanessa Butz | CEO & Founder, District
May 28, 2018 • 37 min
How can technology and tech-enabled smart buildings help property owners and managers curate communities within their assets?
Andrew Waugh | Founder, Waugh Thistleton Architects
Apr 30, 2018 • 36 min
What is Cross-laminated timber and is it really a viable alternative to building in concrete and steel? We meet the man pioneering its use in major development projects across the UK.
James Dearsley | The Digital Marketing Bureau & PropTech Consult
Apr 23, 2018 • 33 min
Can we define PropTech? Will helping to define what PropTech entails break down barriers between the property and tech industries? Where does PropTech go from here?
Will Blakey | CEO,
Apr 18, 2018 • 37 min
As technological innovation arrives at the gates of commercial agency, will it aid or compete with the traditional industry?
Nick Fulford | Founder, nHouse
Apr 12, 2018 • 34 min
Can a factory-made house with a modern design help alleviate the UK’s housing shortage?
Mark Farmer | CEO, CAST Consulting
Apr 5, 2018 • 37 min
Construction enters the dawn of a new era; automation, AI and the future of building
Chris Choa | Chairman, ULI UK & Director, AECOM
Mar 21, 2018 • 38 min
In a world of ever-changing technology, how can we plan for our cities to adapt to the increasing pace of change? Which advancements will shape the way we think about buildings in our lifetimes?