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The Developer

For makers and shapers of place

The Developer is about sustainable and equitable placemaking.


We inform and connect professionals working in the development and design of urban spaces through our journalism, podcast, films, magazine and at our Festival of Place events, breaking down silos to bring professionals together to define what makes a place worth living in; cities where people thrive.


We recognise the need to eradicate systemic racism and ethnic oppression from property development and urban planning. We are committed to amplifying the voices of black and ethnic minority professionals, citizens, writers and photographers, and to openly discuss and challenge racism in urban space, planning and property development.


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The Developer is the brainchild of its Editor-in-Chief Christine Murray, former editor of the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review, working in partnership with former colleague James Macleod, its Director. The Developer and the Festival of Place are about how to build communities that thrive, where people want to live, work, play and learn. We bring together developers, investors, local government, architects, urban designers and the wider project and placemaking team through inspiring events and media channels. We give free and subsidised tickets away to charities, community groups and those who need them. If you’re interested in contributing, please contact Editor-in-chief Christine Murray at If you would like to connect with our audience through our events and publications online and in print, contact Portfolio Director James Macleod at

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We are looking to amplify a diverse range of voices sharing fresh perspectives on the user experience of cities. If you have ideas or something to say, please get in touch. Contact Editor-in-chief Christine Murray at To connect with our audience through our events and publications, contact Portfolio Director James Macleod at

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