Risk and Resilience

Friday, 08 Nov 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Illuminate, Science Museum, London



Developing cities in response to rising environmental risk


The Risk & Resilience conference will bring together 200 development directors, architects, Local Authority planning and regeneration teams, scientists and sustainability experts to explore how to successfully develop our cities in response to rising environmental risks.

Learn how to design for a climate emergency using nature-based solutions to create resilient cities through adaptation and redevelopment, places where people don’t just survive, but thrive.

Find out how UK cities are investing in resilience as part of their regeneration plans and adopting policy you need to know about


Experts from DEFRA will discuss the critical contents of the Draft Environment Bill, including the mandate to increase biodiversity by 10 per cent on all sites, making this a timely event not to be missed.


Seize this unique chance to future-proof your projects to meet new regulatory benchmarks such as Biodiversity Net Gain. Find out how innovative SuDS and flood-proofing projects can unlock investment and overlooked sites.

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Gain valuable intelligence, learn from exemplary case studies and meet new professional collaborators at this vital and timely one-day conference.

Leading figures will also discuss how to make the case for investing when facing increased risk. They’ll also explore critical topics you’ll need to get ready for such as the Circular Economy and a greater emphasis on social impact and heath and wellbeing outcomes.




Attendees include:

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Berkeley Group
MDL Developments
Weston Williamson
PLP Architecture
HLM Architects
One Housing
Sovereign Housing
Southern Housing Group
Morgan Sindall
First Base
Belfast City Council
Leeds City Council
Lincolnshire County Council
Kent County Council
Portsmouth City Council
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Uncommon Land
Round Hill Capital
GL Hearn
Mount Street
LDA Design
Groundwork London
KLH Sustainability
Hermes Investment Management
PfP Capital
GreenBlue Urban
Design Council
British Property Federation
Elliot Wood
West End Wi-Fi
A S Planning
The Prince’s Foundation
Civic Engineers
Land Trust
Natural England

"Critical topic and a strong line up. See you there"

Stephen O’Malley, Founding Director, Civic Engineers


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Why attend?
The conference will explain policy shifts and regulatory changes that will impact the design of public spaces, housing, masterplans and placemaking.


Case studies will show how architects, Local Authorities and developers are adapting including what professionals need to know to stay relevant and up-to-date.


Taking place on Friday 8 November, 2019 at the Illuminate space at the Science Museum, London, and will discuss the critical contents of the Draft Environment Bill, making this timely event not to be missed.


Sessions including:


Regulatory and planning changes – what do you need to know
Projects will soon be required to increase the biodiversity on site by 10% after development.. Find out what you need to know about how the new metric will impact you, and tips and tricks on hitting it in urban contexts with an efficient use of land.

Making Resilience add up
How do you choose where to put your money when it comes to investing in climate resilience or other initiatives? Find out how you can make the right business choices when balancing the cost of investing in resilience and the potential cost of risk in a fast-changing context


Case studies on designing for water
Flooding and drought are the new reality, are you prepared? Learn about the different ways in which places are unlocking development, designing, developing and planning for water, from smart canals to water squares.


Circular economy: what you need to know
Policy on implementing the circular economy is coming, and other industries are ahead of construction when it comes to taking the blockchain approach. How will this impact placemaking over the next decade, and what does it mean to ‘go circular’ in design and construction? Where do you start in rethinking the way you operate?


Making healthy places
With falling life expectancy and moral panic about air pollution, how can you positively impact the health and wellbeing of tenants and citizens? This session will explore what the science tells us about designing healthy cities and examine what greening projects have made a difference to communities in the UK.



Featured Speakers

Umi Baden-Powell

Engagement Manager
LB NEWHAM Public Practice

Dirk van Peijpe

De Urbanisten

Dr Kathryn Oldham OBE

Chief Resilience Officer
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

Lugano Kapembwa

Associate Director
Whole Earth Futures

Louise Clarke

Head of Sustainable Places
Berkeley Group

Nick White

Principle Advisor – Net Gain
Natural England

Chantal Henderson

Director - Commercial Finance
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Kevin Barton

Robert Bray Associates

Katie Hughes

Estates and Commercial Director
Scottish Canals

Dusty Gedge

European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations

Sarah Jones-Morris

Landscape Institute South West

Alastair Mant

Head of Business Transformation

Gemma Jerome

Building with Nature

Dean Bowie

GreenBlue Urban

Marie Müller

Cognitive neuroscience

Duncan Baker-Brown FRSA RIBA

Senior Lecturer and Co-Founder
University of Brighton / BBM Sustainable Design

Alexandra Notay

Build to Rent Fund Director
PfP Capital

Martin Farrington

Director of Development
Leeds City Council

Salam Kaddouh

Senior Consultant

Jack Wolstencroft

Client Service Director
Griffiths & Armour

Christine Murray

The Developer

Paul Berg

Partner and Group Director
Griffiths & Armour

Helen Parton


Rob Miller



Industry Partners

Architecture & Design Scotland
Architecture & Design Scotland
British Property Federation
British Property Federation



Schedule of Events

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee

09:00 - 10:00: Towards resilience: How policy and finance is shifting

Investors, asset managers and developers are expected to declare
their exposure to climate change risk, and policy is shifting to
support major change. Find out how to adapt to make your

projects resilient, and the win-win of nature-based solutions

Alastair Mant, Head of Business Transformation, UKGBC

Christine Murray, Editor-in-chief, The Developer

010:00 - 10:30 Biodiversity Net Gain: Background and emerging trends

Developments will soon be required to increase the biodiversity on
site by 10% after development.
Find out what you need to know
about the new metric will impact you.

Nick White, Net Gain & Green Infrastructure, Natural England

10:30 - 10:50 - Biodiversity Net Gain: Case study

Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places, The Berkeley Group

10:50 - 11:10 - Coffee/tea

11:10 - 12:10 - LEVEL 5 - Making resilience add up

How do you choose where to put your money? Find out how

you can strike the right balance between investing in resilience
and the potential cost of risk in a fast-changing environment, plus
how insurance is changing.

Dr Kathryn Oldham OBE, Chief Resilience Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Alexandra Notay, Build to Rent Fund Director, PfP Capital

Chantal Henderson, Director of Commercial Finance, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Paul Berg,
Partner and Group Director, Griffiths & Armour
Jack Wolstencroft,
Client Services Director, Griffiths & Armour

11:15 - 12:10 LEVEL 4 - How to impact health and wellbeing

How can you positively impact the health and wellbeing of
residents through the social impact of your development

using nature.

Dr. Gemma Jerome, Director, Building with Nature

Marie Müller, Cognitive neuroscientist, UCL

Sarah Jones-Morris, Chair, Landscape Institute South West
Umi Baden-Powell,
Engagement Manager, LB Newham (Public Practice)

12:15 - 12:45 LEVEL 5 - Designing for water: SuDS and floods case studies

Dirk van Peijpe, Director, De Urbanisten

12:45 - 13:30 - Lunch is provided

Vegetarian and vegan menu
Gnocchetti Sardi with confit peppers, pomodorino, fresh basil (vg)
Ratatouille with polenta croutons, toasted pumpkin seeds (vg)
Baked butternut squash topped with lovage herb crumb, feta and pomegranate (v) Root vegetable and coriander rosti with tamarind sauce (v)
Cherry tomato salad with pomegranate, green chilli and walnut (v)
Broccoli and butterbean salad with kale and spinach pesto (v)
Green salad, English chia seeds (v)
Rustic sourdough bread

13:30 - 14:10 - LEVEL 5 - Getting biodiverse with Dusty Gedge
Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Association

14:10 - 14:55 - Circular economy: what you need to know

The circular economy is coming, how will this impact placemaking
over the next decade?
What does it mean for design and construction?
Where do you start in rethinking the way you operate?

Duncan Baker-Brown, Director, BBM Sustainable Design

Lugano Kapembwa, Associate Director, Whole Earth Futures
Rob Miller
, Associate, Greengage


15:00-16:25 - LEVEL 4 - The Circular Game: Learn through play

Salam Kaddouh, Senior Consultant, Sofies

15:00-15:10 - Coffee break

15:10 - 15:30 Designing for water Leeds: SuDS and floods case study
Martin Farrington
, Development Director, Leeds City Council

15:30 - 15:50 - Glasgow’s Smart Canal: SuDS and floods case study
Katie Hughes, Estates Director, Scottish Canals

15:50 - 16:10 - Designing for water: SuDS and floods:

Dean Bowie, CEO, GreenBlue Urban

16:10 - 16:30 - Resilience by design: case studies
Kevin Barton
, Director, Robert Bray Associates




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