Risk and Resilience
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.
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.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Southern Housing Group
Belfast City Council
Leeds City Council
Lincolnshire County Council
Kent County Council
Portsmouth City Council
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Round Hill Capital
Hermes Investment Management
British Property Federation
West End Wi-Fi
A S Planning
The Prince’s Foundation
"Critical topic and a strong line up. See you there"
Stephen O’Malley, Founding Director, Civic Engineers
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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.
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.
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
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