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New Year, New Brochure!

To celebrate stepping into a new decade, we have refreshed our company brochure.

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What is the Real Worth of an internship?

Working as an intern is a desirable addition to a CV and is valued by employers in the recruiting process. But what is the actual value of completing an internship and how can employers maximise benefits to create a worthwhile opportunity for both intern and employer alike?

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Maximising social value during construction phase of real estate development

The most recent Thought Leadership Group was hosted in London in June of this year.

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How infrastructures of opportunity produce societal value in towns and cities

In his book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, architect Vishaan Chakrabarti, argues that improved urban outcomes are created by better environments and economies which in turn lead to increased social equity.

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Working with Liverpool City Region on Spatial Development Strategy

RealWorth was appointed in May 2019 to work with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to deliver an ongoing social value evaluation of its Spatial Development Strategy.

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Hats off to the RICS on social value. But we need to go further.

Social value is a key consideration for the built environment, but it’s still frequently overlooked. Many surveying and valuation practitioners either ignore it completely or adopt a rather narrow interpretation of the Red Book/International Valuation Standards. 

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Environmental justice and social value

One year ago, The Lancet published the findings of its Commission on Pollution and Health. The report should have resulted in immediate action by governments and regulators on a worldwide basis.

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Finding new ways of investment to create sustainable development

It’s been a while since the Financial Times (October 16th, 2017) reported that the UK National Advisory Board for Impact Investing (a group of charities and investors), asked the government to come up with a £2bn catalyst fund to ‘jump-start private sector investment in economically-deprived communities’.

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How property can be used to generate lasting societal value

March 2018 saw us complete our work on a report written in association with International Law Firm Trowers & Hamlins and its Working Group to make the case that the greatest financial return on investment is achieved by creating buildings and places in which people and communities thrive.

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Why can’t our planning regime deliver the places people deserve?

There have been many attempts to define the components that together make up places that support people and the environment.

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RealWorth interviewed on UK National Radio

We were invited to speak on BBC Radio5Live recently.

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Revealing social value in the built environment

This is a summary of the key points and next steps that came out of the two group events RealWorth held under the auspices of Social Value UK in London and Manchester in May and June 2017.

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