Dipa Joshi

Professional background: Architecture, Regeneration, Sustainability, Housing, Urban economics Speaking experience: Panellist, Main Presenter Speaker topics: Sustainable regeneration for mixed tenure housing, Build to Rent in the Private Sector. Placemaking for regeneration & social inclusion. Affordable housing. Prop-tech & blockchain technology, Architectural quality in residential development. Twenty-four hour London Dipa is … Read more

Esther Kurland

Professional background: Planning, Design Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator Speaker topics: Regeneration, Urban Design Esther is a planner by background.  She worked in local authorities for 10 years before moving to the GLA to lead on design policies for the first London Plan and then CABE to lead on their planning work.  … Read more

Mahbub Anam

Professional background: Regeneration, Development, Urban Economics Speaking experience: Panellist | Chair/Moderator Speaker topics: Urban Regeneration, Economic Development, Employment, Enterprise, housing regeneration, Olypmics delivery, Project Management and Street Markets, Local Economy, Town Centres Mahbub has significant experience both strategically and operationally in economic development, urban regeneration, housing regeneration, Olympic delivery, project … Read more

Claudette Forbes

Professional background: Regeneration, strategic development, partnership development, organisatonal development Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator Speaker topics: Regeneration, development, urban economics Claudette has some 25 years’ experience working at senior level within local and regional government in London and the South East. As Director for Regeneration at the London Development Agency, she spearheaded … Read more

Gary Rice

Professional background: Architecture, Conservation, Regeneration Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator Speaker topics: Inequalities affecting residents & communities; Poverty, Diversity issues, Transformation programmes, Residents’ voice Gary has expertise in urban design, architecture, regeneration and conservation in both the public and private sectors. Roles include Development Management at the London Borough of Southwark where … Read more

Katharine Hibbert

Professional background: Community, Regeneration Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator Speaker topics: Housing, Regeneration, Empty Homes, Social Enterprise, Start-ups, Community , building, Support for volunteering, Waste, Marginalised groups affected by the housing crisis, especially young people and squatters. Katharine leads on strategy and takes overall responsibility for the way the organisation is run. … Read more

Virginia Blackman

Professional background: Planning, Regeneration, Surveying Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator, Panellist, Main Presenter Speaker topics: Site Assembly, Compulsory Purchase, cross-sector partnerships, resident and business/community offer over and above statutory basis, how public bodies can use statutory powers to control/deliver development and regeneration. Virginia’s collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to each client engagement is rooted … Read more

Samer Bagaeen

Professional background: Diversity, Regeneration, Surveying Speaking experience: Keynote Speaker, Panellist Speaker topics: Skills for sustainable urban development, Community planning & regeneration, Urban resilience, Sustainable mobility & smart city solutions, Regional planning Professor Samer Bagaeen is a Technical Director in Town Planning & Stakeholder Capability at Arcadis. He is also Professor … Read more

Sarika Patel

Professional background: Development, Regeneration Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator Speaking topics: Social Housing, Regeneration. Development, Economy & BID. Innovation technology, Strategic investment, Impact assessment & strategy Sarika Patel is a business leader with nearly 30 years’ experience. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Marketer. Sarika Patel is a non-executive director … Read more

Ruth Angel

Professional background: Social housing, Estate regeneration Speaking experience: Panellist Speaking topics: Housing, Regeneration, Project delivery, Residents consultation & participation Ruth has extensive experience of working in Social Housing. Ruth spent eight years engaged in freelance work, working either for or with residents’ groups and providing advice to them on housing … Read more