ULI Europe Digital Programme: City Competitiveness – Different Pathways to Success


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST

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    Webinar Summary

    The challenge of developing and maintaining a competitive edge is of importance for cities around the world. For every city this issue is framed differently.
    For example, it could be determined by distinct pressures and challenges posed by the country’s history, economic structure, size or strategic role. Businesses and talent are increasingly becoming more mobile and attracted to cities that offer both liveability and innovation. And, at the same time, investors are focusing exclusively on such cities as well, leading to an increasing competition amongst cities for investment and talent.
    In this session, we will explore different strategies that cities across Europe have implemented to enhance their competitiveness and how investors are assessing city competitiveness to drive their investment strategies.
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    Webinar Series
    This is the first webinar in the series looking at "Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities".
    Other webinars in this series include:

    The 2020 ULI Europe Digital Programme Autumn Series: Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink

    Join one of our webinars this Autumn on the central theme of "Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink: Preparing for a new built world". We will explore each of these concepts through webinars grouped into series, including:
    • Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities
    • Reshape: Evolving real estate formats to meet consumer needs
    • Rethink: Innovation, finance and new solutions for real estate



    Lisette van Doorn

    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Urban Land Institute

    As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.


    Ute Schneider

    Partner, KCAP architects & planners

    Ute Schneider studied architecture at Technical University in Konstanz and the University in Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, and Delft and graduated in Stuttgart. During her studies, she worked for various German and Dutch architectural offices inter alia for Neutelings Riedijk Architecten in Rotterdam, where she continued her professional career after graduation. In 1998 she founded the multidisciplinary office zipherspaceworks in Stuttgart, working within the disciplines architecture urbanism & design. Next to several freelance commissions, Ute Schneider started to collaborate with KCAP in 2003. She joined KCAP and heads the Swiss branch office in Zurich since 2006. In 2008 she became a member of the management team and was appointed Director KCAP Zurich and since 2016 as a partner. In this position, she is responsible for managing the office and in charge of the coordination of KCAP Zurich’s projects spanning from architecture and urban planning to the design and development of masterplans and transformation strategies in various scales and context’s. Among a wide variety of projects, there is a focus on transport oriented developments like diverse station precincts and airport city developments like Europaallee/Stadtraum HB, Gare TGV Montpellier, and Jurong Lake District as Airport city developments in Dublin, Zürich, Munich, and Singapore. Next to her project related work, Ute Schneider was involved in various exhibitions and publications of KCAP. She is regularly invited to lectures, selection commissions, juries, and advisory boards and is involved with multiple European educational institutes.


    Nikolaj Lubanski

    Copenhagen Capacity

    Nikolaj Lubanski is Director for Talent Attraction at Copenhagen Capacity, the official investment promotion agency of Greater Copenhagen. In Copenhagen Capacity, he assists Danish companies in attracting the right highly skilled international candidates – and has innovated the way in which we reach the attention of the international candidates through digital channels and direct marketing. Nikolaj is passionate about research and knowledge-sharing and is the author of several books and publications within the area of innovation, labour-market issues and management.


    Manfred Guenterberg

    Member of the Executive Board, Wolfsburg AG

    Manfred Guenterberg is a member of the Management Board of Wolfsburg AG and in charge for Finance, Accounting, Investments and Real Estate Developments. Wolfsburg AG is one of the most successful Public Private Partnership companies in Europe with their two shareholders Volkswagen and the City of Wolfsburg. Manfred has a long time experience in leadership and is a member of ULI for nearly 20 years.