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2021 Built Environment Industry Global SuperCast

Leveraging Lessons Learned from Crises Towards Transformative Futures

Aired June 10, 2021

DesignIntelligence interacts with thousands of built environment professionals and academics each month through its publications, events, research, and advisory services. As we stride forward emerging from the global pandemic we are intent on articulating transformative understanding gleaned from the many months of introspective isolation and wholly new patterns of interaction.

On June 10, 2021, DesignIntelligence hosted a Global SuperCast where we heard from leading voices from around the world about lessons learned from the pandemic and permanent changes that will be adopted in a post-pandemic world.

Leaders from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, European Union, Middle East, and China each answered the three following questions:

What lessons did you observe and adopt coming through the pandemic regarding the built environment industry?

What do you predict to be the permanent changes in your region that the industry will adopt in the post-pandemic world?

At DesignIntelligence we hold that equity, healthiness, and the environment are inextricably linked. How do you see planners/architects/engineers/constructors in your region functionally applying such thinking to the work of the built environment industry moving forward?

See the interviews below:

Simon Allford, United Kingdom

Founding Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris & RIBA President-Elect


Mohammed Barakat, Middle East

Managing Director, United States-Qatar Business Council


James Calder, Australia

Global Director, ERA-co


Areti Markopoulou, European Union

PhD Architect / Academic Director at IAAC / StudioP52 Founder


Marianne McKenna, Canada

Partner, KPMB Architects


Brian Olasov, United States

Executive Director – Financial Services Consulting, Carlton Fields


Richard Peiser, United States

Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Ken Rhee, China

Executive Director, Urban Land Institute China Mainland


Danny Sebright, Middle East

President, U.S.-U.A.E Business Council


Eladia Smoke, Canada

Principal Architect, Smoke Architecture Inc.