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The Developer

For makers and shapers of place

The Developer informs and connects professionals working in the development and design of urban spaces through our media platform and live at the Festival of Place, bringing professionals together to define what makes a place worth living in; cities where people thrive.


We connect developers, architects, the public sector, tech industry and the wider project team through inspiring events and media channels.


It’s about how to build communities that thrive, where people want to live, work, play and learn.


The Developer is the brainchild of Christine Murray, former Editor-in-Chief of the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review, working in partnership with former colleague James Macleod, now Portfolio Director. It is backed by Ocean Media Group, publishers of Inside Housing and Social Housing.


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



Editor-in-chief and Director Christine Murray @tcmurray

Portfolio Director James Macleod

Sales Director Caroline Londono


Creative Director Micha Weidmann

Art Director Sonny Dhamu


Contributing Editor and Columnist Patricia Brown

City by Bike Columnist David Taylor


Anthropologist and Placetester Nitasha Kapoor


Filmmaker and Podcast Producer Simon Mercer

Contributing Filmmaker James Stephenson



Be part of it, promote your contribution to making better cities and support the placemaking community by advertising or sponsoring The Developer, which will be distributed at Mipim and hand-delivered to leaders in private and public-sector development, investors, local government and key influencers. To connect with our audience through our events and publications, contact Portfolio Director James Macleod at


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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