The past decade can be considered nothing less than a miraculous one in human innovation. More ideas and products have been realised than any decade before, with greater flows of people, goods, and services between cities, countries and continents. In this new, global world-order, life goals and work preferences are changing too
It is impossible to ignore the changing role of cities and pivotal importance of universities and knowledge institutions. Urban living increasingly is characterized by transience and inclination to constant change. Human capital and talent attraction are the driving force behind urban advancement in a competitive order of global cities. The fast changes in modern society are turning our lives in a permanent stage of becoming, and increasingly blurring the environment around us.
At The Class of 2020, we have been investigating the future of urban living, working and learning for a footloose generation of international talent. The recognition of the co-revolution being a natural progression for the student living sector inspires us to explore all the blends young people encounter in their living experience. While physical realities meet virtual spaces; the European market is witnessing both an institutionalization and a blurring of PBSA as asset class, embracing innovative lifestyle specific and hospitality-driven living products. The urban campus is the ultimate mash-up of higher education and novel ways of working and living together. Digitalization is disrupting our perception and experience of space, and creates learning ecosystems beyond proximity.
We are looking forward to exploring these topics together with you and 800 other thought leaders inreal estate investment, development and operations, international higher education and city leadership.
At the upcoming European Class Conference, The Class of 2020 will explore various topics in relation to the theme, Blended Living, including:
- The Student housing markets and the future of PBSA (models) in Europe and beyond
- The Co-Revolution: co-working, co-living, micro-apartments
- New concepts for blending intergenerational living
- The Urban Campus methodology; innovation hubs and talent ecosystems
- The rise of branch campuses: new talent geographies in post-Brexit Europe
- Funding the University of the Future: real estate as a leverage
- The digitalisation of higher education and work; the role of tech and platforms
- ResLife and Mental Health – need-to-know for operators and student living professionals
- Community building and placemaking: from the dorms and beyond
- Models for affordability; fostering inclusive cities and communities
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For more information about Sponsorship and Exhibition space at The Class Conference 2019, please contact Carolina Suarez at [email protected]