Private and public development, part one
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23 May 2019
What role do private developers play in changing public spaces in our cities? This week we join the Van Alen Institute in London as it visits, learns about and passes judgement on the city’s headline-grabbing projects.
23 May 2019
Monocle’s Andrew Tuck is joined by Monica von Schmalensee, a senior partner and architect at White Arkitekter, Jared Della Vale, a NYC-based developer and co-founder of Alloy Development and Alfredo Caraballo, a partner of Allies and Morrison.
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