London Networking Event - Build & UWACTE Networking Breakfast as part of London Festival Architecture 2020

The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street
London, W1T 4AH

The Building Society

Urbano Network is London’s leading pan-sector independent business network with over 5,000 Member & Associate Companies, ranging from boutique practices and SMEs, to corporates and PLCs.

Urbano Build is one of our most vibrant business communities with its own programme of regular networking events in London aimed at architects, developers, property investors, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment sector to make connections, gather information, create associations and find new business opportunities.

Since Urbano began in 2011, we have had a proud track record of championing opportunities for women, and our UWACTE (Urbano Women In Architecture, Construction, Technology & Engineering*) community helps women in Urbano member firms to develop and enhance their connections across our network.

Mary Parsons has over 25 years' experience in the development, construction and regeneration sectors. As Group Director, Place-Making & Regeneration, at People For Places, she is responsible for all large-scale projects and joint ventures.

Mary is Chair & Trustee of the Town & Country Planning Association, and a Trustee of MOBIE, the charity tht seeks to inspire young people to innovate in the design and construction of homes.

Mary is a Commisioner on the  Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission whose report, Living With Beauty, published this year puts quality design at the heart of new homes building for the UK.

Mary's presentation will focus on the key elements of that report, the challenges to government over retrofit and planning, investment and development in housing. She will also look at how design needs to help deliver zero carbon, plus what steps People For Places are taking on addressing climate change.

08:30 Registration, coffee & pastries, networking

08:50 Presentation by Mary followed by a facilitated Q&A session

10:00 Networking and further discussion

10:30 Event Finishes


This event is kindly hosted by The Building Society - curated and led by Urbano Member Company Structural and Civil Engineers Elliott Wood. It is a flexible coworking space in central London for the built environment sector. Supported by talks, initiatives and a member network, The Building Society is a place for people of all disciplines and backgrounds to work together, collaborate, debate and lead change. 


Urbano is committed to helping facilitate diversity across our network and this is reflected in the calendar of events we organise, but also the range of attendees we attract. For more details about Urbano Build, and UWACTE - our sister community Urbano Women in Architecture, Construction, Technology & Engineering - visit: Urbano Build & UWACTE

As part of our proactive approach to helping members find new business opportunities, we send out a weekly Tenders & Opportunities Notice gathered from over 100 keywords relevant to our pan-sector membership (Build, Finance, Host, Media, People & Tech). For the latest list, please click here: Tenders @ Urbano

Non-member companies are welcome to book (at non-member rates) and send representatives to up to TWO Urbano events to guage the quality and range of our events, speakers and existing membership. Therefater, we ask each company makes a small contribution to the organisation of such events and the wider network, alongside the benefits membership of London's most dynamic and diverse business networking community offers.

* Membership starts at £25 per month for individuals; £39 per month or £395 annually for companies. For more details on our membership options and benefits, including contact details of everyone you meet, search and free member events, please click here: Urbano Membership

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