The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP London Planning Seminar: Parallel Worlds

22 January 2019, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

Yolande Barnes

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Peter Rees


Room G.01, Central House
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

Speaker: Yolande Barnes

There is a big difference between the theory of planning and it’s practice in industry. Prof. Yolande Barnes straddles the academic and commercial worlds having spent 32 years in the real estate industry observing how planning policies and practices across the globe impact the built environment - sometimes in unintended, ways. In this talk, she will present some ideas on how the two worlds might be brought together and show how we may need to rethink our ideas of what planning is in the 21stcentury.

Yolande has studied and commented on UK real estate markets for over 30 years and on world cities and global real estate trends for the last 11 years. Yolande’s particular specialities in the past have been residential markets, regeneration, land, urbanism and mixed use neighbourhoods. Her new remit as Professor of Real Estate at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute at UCL is to explore and understand how real estate contributes to all types of value: social, environmental and economic. She does this looking at all sectors and across the globe, drawing on the best research and findings that the whole of UCL has to offer, writing readable and understandable, practically orientated useful articles and publications for the industry and offering executive and short courses as well as bespoke research services. Most of Yolande’s writings can be found on the Savills Research website www.savills.co.uk/research/world where she was Director of World Research until very recently.