Shared Living in the Cities of Tomorrow

Driving Innovation, Impact & Change

DATE

Tuesday, June 28th

TIME

13:00 - 20:00 CEST

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Shared Living in the Cities of Tomorrow: Driving Innovation, Impact & Change is an industry event taking place during the World Urban Forum (WUF 11), which is organised by UN Habitat, City of Katowice & Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy from June 26th to 30th in Katowice, Poland.

The event will explore how we can drive innovation, impact and change in cities of tomorrow with shared living through stimulating conversations, collaboration and insights into the future of sustainable and community-centred urbanisation.

As experts in the specialist residential real estate sector – specifically in shared living – we at Coliving Ventures are actively supporting the sustainable acceleration, growth and consolidation of the coliving industry, and how we work with our partners to drive this evolution and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.

For this event we have partnered up with GZM - Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin (Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia) and CINIBA - Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteka Akademicka) to bring shared living concepts to wider audiences of WUF11.

Why attend

6 hrs
Shared living
discussion
2 hr
Networking with
industry peer both
in-person & online
14
International
speakers
3
Panels
1
Keynote

For Whom?

As specialist real estate assets merge and blend, the worlds of residential, hospitality, office and commercial real estate are colliding. This means new hybridised products are coming to market and a multi-stakeholder approach to collaboration and consolidation is needed.

If you are a specialist real estate developer, operator, investor, service provider or even a public official looking to understand these innovative asset classes, this event is for you. We expect high-level decision makers behind the leading shared living and mixed-use developments to attend and this is your chance to meet, greet and engage with these players.

We will be joined by high-level decision-makers, urban planners, city-makers, public stakeholders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, thought-leaders and other professionals who are passionate about shared living and innovative and sustainable models of urbanisation. 

By participating in this industry event, attendees will have a chance to dive deeper into how shared living is transforming the future of our cities and communities.

Who is attending?

List of attending companies (both in-person & online)

Airnauts

All Things Urban

City of Katowice

City of Tychy

Co-Liv

Co-Living Spaces

Coliving Awards

Coliving Insights

Coliving Ventures

Conscious Coliving

Digital Estate

DWF

Enso Coliving

Grupa Arche

Henning Larsen Architects

Human Touch Group

Metropolis GZM

MIXD Studio

PLP Architecture

Poland Weekly

Salto Systems

Senior Housing and Healthcare Association (SHHA)

Spaceflow

Spatial Experience

SWPS University

ULI Poland

UN Habitat

Urban 10

Urban Campus

Urbcast

Wifirst

Programme & Speakers

Keynote: 2022 Shared Living Best Practices & Insights

The Coliving Ventures team will introduce our portfolio companies and share insights and learnings from both Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards. We will share best practices from 10 Coliving Insights publications and two Coliving Awards ceremonies. Moreover, we will present an overview of the current market status, showcase the most innovative shared living businesses and initiatives and share best practices in regards to a wide range of shared living topics (e.g. spatial design, architecture, community experience, branding, marketing and more). This keynote will help set the stage for the rest of our panel discussions.

Speakers
Matt Lesniak

Biography

As an entrepreneur, researcher, community facilitator and impact strategist, Matt Lesniak works at the cross sections of the community building, placemaking and shared living sectors.

Matt is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Coliving Ventures, the venture manager behind Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards. Matt also consults on shared living projects via his consultancy Conscious Coliving to support them with integrating impact, sustainability, community and wellbeing into their businesses and designs.

Matt aims to transform how the specialist residential real estate sector contributes social value and impact to its residents, staff and wider neighborhoods, by helping foster authentic and thriving shared living communities.

Bart Sasim

Biography

Bart is a creative strategist & experienced real estate entrepreneur on a mission to build future-proof & sustainable business solutions with over 10 years of track record in the shared living scene.

His expertise lies in creating new and revitalising existing spaces, envisioning their potential beyond ordinary functionalities. As the Founder and CEO of Spatial Experience, he has brought key developments into the student housing / PBSA and coliving / PBSL scene. He is also one of the Co-Founders of Coliving Ventures, the venture managed behind Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards.

Aitana de Jong

Biography

Co-Founder of Coliving Ventures and Managing Partner at Spatial Experience. Her contributions in various initiatives within the coliving industry – such as Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards – are fuelling the sector with innovative ideas, focus and strategic thinking.

Panel 1: How Shared Living Models are Shaping Innovation in Real Estate

Multifamily, Build to Rent (BTR), Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), senior living, nomad coliving, hybrid hospitality, cohousing … all of these specialist residential real estate models stem from the same family of shared living. This panel will explore how these typologies differ and how the worlds of these specialist asset classes are merging to shape innovation within real estate. Our panellists will consist of industry partners that come from different real estate industries including BTR, PBSA and coliving. They will share their specific industry knowledge about the innovations and challenges in each of their fields.

Moderator
Speakers
Bart Sasim

Biography

Bart is a creative strategist & experienced real estate entrepreneur on a mission to build future-proof & sustainable business solutions with over 10 years of track record in the shared living scene.

His expertise lies in creating new and revitalising existing spaces, envisioning their potential beyond ordinary functionalities. As the Founder and CEO of Spatial Experience, he has brought key developments into the student housing / PBSA and coliving / PBSL scene. He is also one of the Co-Founders of Coliving Ventures, the venture managed behind Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards.

Joanna Wojnarowska

Biography

Joanna is Deputy Global Head of Real Estate at DWF, Head of Housing and heads the Real Estate Department at DWF in Poland. She is an expert specializing in real estate and construction transactions with more than 20 years of professional experience. Her professional experience includes representation of investors in matters related to real estate transactions such as site acquisition and disposal, construction matters, “green field” investments, as well as development and commercialization of office and retail investments throughout Poland. During her practice Joanna Wojnarowska has advised developers on legal aspects of construction, commercialization and sale of the most prestigious projects in office, residential, logistics, retail, leisure and hospitality sectors on the Polish market. 

Since many years Joanna is a top-ranked lawyer in the field of real estate and construction in international rankings such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute in Poland. As part of her ULI Poland activities Joanna is involved in a number of events, among others: meetings with mayors of Polish cities within the "Around a City in 8 Questions" series.

Andrei Martin

Biography

Andrei Martin is a partner with over 20 years’ experience of commercial, residential, retail, and master planning projects in the UK, China, Europe, USA, and the Middle East. Andrei is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. He has published, lectured and exhibited internationally.

 As a designer, researcher and educator, Andrei is interested in the potential of new architectural typologies to transform urban experience and reshape contemporary culture.

 Andrei’s experience includes a wide range of program types and project scales. He has led the design for The Collective Old Oak, the largest co-living building in London, as well as for The Collective Stratford, London’s tallest co-living tower. Both of these unprecedented buildings create new hybrid typologies that redefine the architecture of contemporary living and working and form a strategy for the future of collective urban housing.

Piotr Kalinowski

Biography

CEO and Creative Director of the MIXD studio from Wrocław, Poland. Interior architect known for designing hospitality spaces, offices, co-living and commercial facilities.

For many years, he has been designing interiors for brands such as Novotel, Mercure, Hilton, MGallery and ibis Styles, but also for boutique hotels and restaurants, and dynamic startups such as intive or Codelab. Laureate - together with the design team - of the International Property Award 2016/2017, International Property Award 2019/2020, Silver Medal A'Design Award, Honorable Mention IDA Award, BIG SEE 2020 Award and other awards, distinctions and nominations.

Finalist of the Hospitality Design Award 2020 competition. Speaker of many industry conferences and events, including Warsaw Home, Łódź Design Festival, 4 Design Days, Hotel Trends Poland & CEE, Hotel Meeting. An active Instagram user, where he reports on his travels, design inspirations and the daily work of MIXD.

Sylwia Ziemacka

Biography

Head of Membership and Partners Network, Senior Housing and Healthcare Association and Managing Director, Poland Weekly.

Expert in media, PR, international and marketing communication. She is a Head of Membership and Partners Network at the Senior Housing and Healthcare Association, as well as Managing Director at Poland Weekly, English language newspaper about Poland.  Previously she was Managing Director of Poland Today, Leader of International Projects at Gremi Media (publisher of Rzeczpospolita) and New Business Director at Havas Engage Warsaw. 

She believes in what Nelson Mandela once said: “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” and she follows Billy Cox's statement: “You can’t build a long term future on short term thinking”.

Panel 2: How Post-pandemic Lifestyles are Driving Change within Real Estate

Since the pandemic hit, real estate and work experts have been exploring how exactly the future of work is heading, many reporting that the future of work will be (or already is) hybrid. With employees demanding that the future of their work styles become increasingly flexible and hybrid, employers and their office spaces – and where they allow their employees to work – need to adapt accordingly. This panel will explore the newest consumer trends, desires and demands that are driving change within real estate.

Moderator
Speakers
Aitana de Jong

Biography

Co-Founder of Coliving Ventures and Managing Partner at Spatial Experience. Her contributions in various initiatives within the coliving industry – such as Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards – are fuelling the sector with innovative ideas, focus and strategic thinking.

Michał Lorbiecki

Biography

Urbanist and economist, mayor's plenipotentiary for the development of the new city centre of Tychy and its masterplan designer, mayor's plenipotentiary for the coordination and development of public space for pedestrian traffic in the city of Tychy (a so-called pedestrian officer), chief specialist in the Department of Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Tychy City Hall, an experienced practitioner of GIS, participation and revitalisation activities, a PhD candidate at the Department of Spatial and Environmental Management at the University of Economics in Katowice, a board member of the Silesian branch of the Society of Polish Town Planners from 2015 to 2021.

Petr Boruta

Biography

Petr is Spaceflow’s Head of Marketing. In his role, he is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategy across digital, content, PR, and beyond. Petr is excited about educating the market about the tenant experience, and the impact of blurred lines between workplaces and homes on real estate.

Marcin Wojciech Żebrowski

Biography

A graduate of Urban Planning at the University of Warsaw. He completed his Master's degree in Architecture with specialisation in Sustainable Urban Design at Swedish University of Lund. He has gained design experience in Danish architectural studios and currently works as Business Development Coordinator at Henning Larsen Architects. He is a co-founder of the international design collective Urban10, where he designs and popularises the Scandinavian approach to design. 

He has lived in Scandinavia for six years, and for three years in Copenhagen, its capital of design and architecture. He loves meeting people and talking to them, and in the podcast he shares his greatest passion: cities, urban planning and architecture.

Anastasia Sukhoroslova

Biography

Anastasia Sukhoroslova is CEO and Co-Founder of All Things Urban, the largest community-based career platform for urbanists. All Things Urban promotes handpicked job and education opportunities and helps companies find talents worldwide. Apart from leading the All Things Urban team, Anastasia works as a PR Consultant. She has broad professional experience: from working with leading urban design firms to supporting recognised projects at La Biennale di Venezia. Based in Berlin, Anastasia works and expands the All Things Urban community internationally.

Jerzy Lipiński

Biography

Member of Advisory Board in Human Touch Group, family office, where he is responsible for analysing new business models in Real Estate, especially based on the sharing economy. He has also developed a huge network of business contacts as former Chief Business Development Officer at Collegium da Vinci (Poznań) and Member of SWPS University Advisory Board.

Panel 3: Harnessing the Power of Impact & Sustainability with Shared Living

The shared living sector has a big potential to contribute positively to the real estate sector and our planet as an environmentally and socially sustainable housing model. With close relationships to their tenants, shared living developers and operators have the opportunity and the responsibility to enhance the wellbeing of their residents and contribute positively to local economies and neighbourhoods. This panel will explore how shared living businesses that are thinking deeply about the different stakeholders within their ecosystems, and are doing what they can to deliver a positive social, economic and environmental impact for these individuals, their communities and wider neighbourhoods and cities.

Moderator
Speakers
Matt Lesniak

Biography

As an entrepreneur, researcher, community facilitator and impact strategist, Matt Lesniak works at the cross sections of the community building, placemaking and shared living sectors.

Matt is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Coliving Ventures, the venture manager behind Coliving Insights and Coliving Awards. Matt also consults on shared living projects via his consultancy Conscious Coliving to support them with integrating impact, sustainability, community and wellbeing into their businesses and designs.

Matt aims to transform how the specialist residential real estate sector contributes social value and impact to its residents, staff and wider neighborhoods, by helping foster authentic and thriving shared living communities.

Wojciech Kolęda

Biography

Architect, graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology. Co-founder of Less is core and architect of the Arche Group. Laureate of architectural competitions, winner of the Young Architect Manifesto 2019 competition. Actively participating in the international discussion on historical architecture and the future of the architect profession in the context of the climate crisis. Co-founder of the revitalisation of the Żnin Sugar Plant, Uphagen Manor in Gdańsk, and the meditation hotel in Drohiczyn.

Elżbieta Rotblum

Biography

Elżbieta Rotblum is a Sustainable Development Expert for the Skanska office company in CEE with over 15 years of professional experience in real estate. She is now associated with Skanska property development where she is responsible for sharing the knowledge on green solutions, carbon footprint reduction, ESG, Taxonomy as well as for implementing circular economy principles on projects.

In Poland, Elżbieta gained her work experience also at UNDP, UNGC and JLL. Elżbieta is also a member of the Management Board of the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) where she oversees the topics of circular economy and ethics. In addition, Elżbieta is a Young Leader in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) organization, where she is a member of the European Sustainability Product Council.

As a person with non-visible disability, Elżbieta initiated and leads the Body&Mind group that focuses on mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace, and changing that workplace so it suits all needs. Outside of work, Elżbieta is a volunteer of the Ronald McDonald Poland Foundation (RMHC), and, above all, a mother of two-year-old Gustaw.

Alicia Regodón

Biography

Alicia Regodón is the Sustainable Housing Expert working for the Global Solutions Division within the Land, Housing and Shelter Section of UN-Habitat, responsible for sustainability and resource efficiency in buildings and construction programmes. This involves assessing technical tools developments,  policy advisory and project implementation for future-proof buildings and construction within the environmental, cultural, and financial paradigm of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. 

 Alicia is an architect and sustainable development specialist and holds an international PhD in data analysis for sustainability in spaces from the Technical University of Madrid and The University of Sydney. She has developed her career in the public and private sectors. Alicia focuses on human-centred shared spaces through design and technology. She has worked and lived in Sao Paulo, Sydney, Beijing and across Europe where she had the chance to broaden her views toward human-centred design while collaborating with international NGO´s, Habitat for Humanity and Techo. Most recently she became part of the movement of the shared housing solutions, Coliving and Cohousing initiatives, looking into innovative solutions in the residential paradigm. She is currently part of the WELL Advisory team, the One Planet Network and Co-Liv.

Penny Clark

Biography

Co-Founder and Head of Sustainability & Research at Conscious Coliving, Dr Penny Clark. Penny has recently obtained a PhD at the University of Westminster in environmentally sustainable practices within communities. During Coliving Awards 2022, Penny will lead the assessment of Impact & Sustainability category.

Networking Session

After the panel discussions, all guests are welcome to attend our networking session, where we will connect and sum up the day over some refreshing drinks. This is a great chance for your company to engage with knowledgeable professionals and experts within the shared living industry, and enhance visibility of your brand in the field.

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FAQ

Is the event still taking place despite the new regulations imposed in the Netherlands as of Saturday, the 13th of November?

 “The Common Agenda for Shared Living” event will go ahead as planned! Despite the Dutch government's partial lockdown that has started as of 13th of November, for the most part the new measures will not impact our in-person event program.

What do I need to enter the event?

In order to enter the event, every attendee has to show a valid ticket obtained via our event page and a valid coronavirus entry QR code (i.e. proof of vaccination, recovery or negative PCR test).

Can I enter the venue if I am not vaccinated but have a negative PCR test or proof of recovery?

Yes, but you must have a valid QR code to enter the venue.

Do I need to wear a mask inside?

Following Dutch regulations, Coliving Ventures team strongly advises all attendees to wear masks and keep a social distance of 1,5 meters throughout the whole day.

Do I have an assigned seat? 

Yes, all attendees will be assigned a seat when entering the venue

Can I still attend the event if I am coming from abroad?

For those who are coming to the conference from outside the Netherlands, make sure to check the latest travel advice from the Dutch government.

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Other events at WUF11

On June 30th, Coliving Ventures will also be hosting a networking session during the official programme of WUF11. This event will explore sustainable forms of urban living and housing, with a specific focus on shared living models including cohousing, intentional communities, regenerative villages, coliving, build to rent, purpose built student accommodation, senior living and other communal living typologies.

The networking event will be facilitated using a ‘World Café’ format, which is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world.

We will structure the networking session in a way that we can share our internal R&D as well as facilitate smaller thematic group discussions where specialists can dive deeper into categories such as sustainability, impact, ESG, social value, architecture, technology, community, branding, marketing and more. If  you would like to join, please just reach out!

Moreover, on June 29th Coliving Awards 2022 will take place at Kino Kosmos. You can find more information on this page here.

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