Cities are good for you
Leo Hollis is the author of two books on the history of London: The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London and The Stones of London: A History Through Twelve Buildings and the international bestseller Cities are Good for You: the Genius of the Metropolis. He is a regular speaker and writer on urban issues. He lives in London and tweets at @leohollis.
Delivering high quality homes
Sam is a chartered town planner with an interest in politics and so enjoys his current role as strategic land director at Barratt Developments - strategic land is often where clashes between politics and planning can be most acute. Sam had a short spell in local government earlier in his career, but the majority of his experience has been gained as a private sector planning consultant.
Estates and the experience of class
Lynsey Hanley writes for the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the Financial Times. She is the author of Estates: an Intimate History (Granta, 2007) and Respectable: the Experience of Class (Penguin, 2016). She is a visiting research fellow in cultural history at Liverpool John Moores University, and an Honorary Researcher in Sociology at Lancaster University.
Yasmine Nahlawi has a Ph.D. in International Law from Newcastle University and is the Research & Policy Coordinator for Rethink Rebuild Society, an organisation providing a voice for the British Syrian community. She writes regular briefings on Syria and provides advice to policy makers and the media.