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David Barrie
London, England
Urban Regeneration Director and Advisor
Interests: Development, Community Engagement, Property, Media, Fashion and Cities
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Slowly but surely, the status of social impact as a business strategy grows. In January 2018, Larry Fink of Blackstone issued his famous letter, telling his workforce that "Without a sense of purpose, no company either public or private can... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at David Barrie
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Popular contempt for the property industry is running high. There’s protest against the joint venture relationship between Haringey Council in London and property developer Lendlease. Uproar over the sleaziness of the Presidents Club charity dinner. Disgust over the bumper bonuses... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at David Barrie
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The relationship between the property industry and public just now in the UK is at a very low point. The real estate magazine Estates Gazette expressed it delicately the other day as “Property has a public perception problem.” Protestors take... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at David Barrie
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From a talk I gave in Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 2017, for ‘Hive for Better Investments’, a programme led by Zavod Viva to address the lack of skills and know-how on the demand side of social enterprises in the country. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at David Barrie
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Manhattan Loft Gardens: Image by Skidmore, Owings Merrill LLP - Developer: Manhattan Loft Corporation In a recent interview, the real estate developer Harry Handelsman said that “the purpose of development is to make community.” Handelsman is the father of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at David Barrie
Hi Jo, I am sorry but don't know. You would need to check the Creative Commons license too.
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At a real estate event that I attended this week on creative workspaces, property developers focused upon ‘the creative classes’, ‘millennials’, the value of collaborative work-spaces and their well-designed bike racks. As ever, the sales pitch was that these places... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at David Barrie
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A recent review in the New York Times drew attention to how eminent neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga has shifted his ideas on the brain, from ‘left/right thinking’ to ‘multiple minds’, from ‘national planning’ to ‘local gossip’. For those interested in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at David Barrie
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The network of angel investors that I founded and started operating in 2014 is soon to announce its tenth investment. You'll find out more on Wild Blue Cohort at our new website here. Thanks to online venture capital and private... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at David Barrie
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Globalisation of real estate finance and 'super-gentrification' are rendering the experience of cities in Western Europe dull. It calls upon real estate companies and urban innovators to support and grow new communities. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at David Barrie
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I've been neglectful of this blog...elsewhere...pre-occupied...but still active, and occasionally blogging... Wikipedia - About.me - Medium - Twitter - Pinterest Now planning to post here again...enjoy...but also do delve back into the past...been blogging here for *years*! D :) x... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at David Barrie
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In a recent book review in the New York Times, Amanda Schaffer drew attention to how eminent neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga has shifted his ideas on the brain from the duality of “left/right thinking” to “multiple minds”, from the value... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at David Barrie
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London looks and feels increasingly like the super prime, super bland landscape of a departure lounge. There are the ‘Sheikh-chic’ skyscrapers. Public places with minimalist design that await the Instagram-mable diversions of passers-by. Shops which operate as showrooms for goods... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at David Barrie
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Viva Magazine: Capitalism has led the world into deep crisis, therefore the world is seeking solutions, alternatives. Is capitalism in its pure, individual form on the brink of extinction? And are there new models of economic organization emerging? David Barrie:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at David Barrie
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In recent times the 'conscious uncoupling' of products in the technology sector has become a trend, with Google splitting its Drive apps into Sheets, Slides and Docs, Facebook separating off its Messenger chat function and Foursquare dividing itself into two... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at David Barrie
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The great American engineer, industrialist and pioneer of venture capital Ralph Flanders once said, “We cannot float along indefinitely on the enterprise and vision of preceding generations.” We need to invent. We need to renew. And we need to find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at David Barrie
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In a fleeting, sensational age of net culture, a culture interrupted by pop-up ads and overrun by Facebook 'likes', what can be the meaning of a sturdy, solid thing like 'heritage'? That's the subject of this short graphic film produced... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at David Barrie
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Communication in a healthy society must be more than a flow of messages; it must be a means of conflict resolution, a means of cutting through the rigidities that divide and paralyze a community. From John W. Gardner, The Recovery... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at David Barrie
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We now have a website for our work, designed by the super-talented Los Angeles based designer and illustrator Ophelia Chong. Please let us know what you think. ______________________________ The social activist, co-founder and CEO of Purpose Jeremy Heimans, in a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at David Barrie
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Just as the success of a photographic image relies upon not just the choice of subject but also how it is rendered, so successful cities and neighbourhoods rely upon the 'how', and not just the 'what', of human experience. How... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at David Barrie
Hi Andrea. Would be great to know more. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2012 on Frugal innovation at David Barrie
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Here are some gorgeous images from the very first stage of an evolving, long-term economic development initiative that we have been advising, as creative lead, in Tikhvin, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Working with a talented team from Streka Institute for Media,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at David Barrie
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"Lean forward" entertainment is a combination in media of interactivity, immediacy and immersion - something which captures your full attention and causes you to lean forward to get even closer. Earlier this year, I stood down from the Board of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at David Barrie
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At a recent conference on The Art of Placemaking at NLA, London, the air was thick with talk of “branding” and “curating” real estate and "programming" opportunities in the built environment for people to socialise. The event was timely, since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at David Barrie
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With the arrival of new government legislation in the form of the Localism Bill, improvements to neighbourhoods in the UK that are popular, small-scale and fit in to larger plans for their area are likely to become simpler to achieve,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at David Barrie