Making Place: The recalibration of Work, Life and Place

The future of workplaces + placemaking

The pandemic has accelerated a shift in working habits across the globe, bringing the social, cultural and economic importance of placemaking into focus.

‘Making Place’, authored by Léan Doody, Arup Europe Integrated Cities and Planning Leader, in collaboration with IPUT Real Estate Dublin, is a timely report that proposes a new urban design practice of ‘workplacemaking’ that aims to bring together typically corporate and civic territories, to recalibrate modern office culture.

We analysed what both employees and urban communities gain from working in a new type of office culture and how the office building can adapt to make a greater contribution to the social, economic and environmental resilience of our towns and cities.

The event was moderated by Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate, and the speakers included:

Léan Doody, Associate Director, Arup
Lisette van Doorn, Chief Executive, ULI Europe
Michael Meadows, Head of Planning, British Land
Niall Gaffney, Chief Executive, IPUT Real Estate Dublin
Tim Hyman, Group Architect, Derwent London
Yolande Barnes, Director, Bartlett Real Estate Institute, University College London