Urbano Network - Urbano Build Speaker Event with Will Hurst, Editor of The Architects' Journal

Wed 22 February 2023 9.30 am - 11.00 am

Trowers & Hamlins LLP, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ

Mark Herring, 020 7205 2215

£28.00 + VAT

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, developers, designers, interior designers and other professionals associated with the built environment. 

For our first Urbano Build speaker event of 2023, we are delighted to welcome Will Hurst, Editor of the Architects' Journal to discuss their Retrofirst campaign and outlook for architects and the Built Environment.

Speaker Profile

Will Hurst, Managing Editor - The Architects' Journal

Will Hurst is an award-winning journalist who has spent his career writing about architecture and the built environment. He has written extensively about the sector's contribution to the climate crisis and is currently leading the AJ's anti-demolition campaign RetroFirst, which has strong industry backing and was shortlisted for Campaign of the Year at the 2021 British Journalism Awards.

Hurst has written for national titles such as the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, and Financial Times. His investigation into London's Garden Bridge won him a British Journalism Award in 2017 and was shortlisted for that year's Paul Foot Award.

Event format:

Registration, coffee, pastries & networking

Speaker presentation followed by Q&A

Further networking & close

Our hosts - Urbano Member Company Trowers & Hamlins - is an international law firm with over 170 partners and more than 1000 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. The advise developers, property companies, contractors, registered providers, investors and the public sector engaged in the delivery, funding and policy of all types of real estate both nationally and internationally.

Event Organised By

Urbano Network


Set up in 2011 by Co-Founders and Co-Directors Mark Herring and Caroline Brock, Urbano Network is an independent business networking community, connecting companies of all sizes and sectors from PLCs to SMEs, in London, the UK and beyond.

Urbano Network consists of different Communities: Build, Create-Media, Finance, Legal & Professional Services, People, Tech & Telecoms, UWACTE (Urbano Women In Architecture, Construction, Technology & Engineering) & Zero Carbon.

Urbano's focus is to help our members and those that represent them to connect, engage, and find new business opportunities. All events on our diverse calendar are primarily designed as catalysts to connections for our members, but also to introduce non-members to our events and the community, alongside the chance to hear from our speakers.

We have a proud record of championing issues such as zero carbon and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, workplace wellbeing and new technology - and often before others - because we believe this gives SMEs a platform as specialists to showcase themselves to larger companies and offer approaches and services not found in the corporate world.

We are also pro-active and motivated, making introductions outside of events between members where we see value. We also offer a range of member services, including Tenders & Opportunities Notices.

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