Festival of Place

Tuesday, 07 Jul 2020
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tobacco Dock, East London
Stoop, Festival of Place

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Schedule of Events

08:30 - Registration and coffee

08:45 - Welcome: Designing places that survive and thrive


09:00 - 10:00 Biodiversity Net Gain: the new policy and how it works

Developments 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.

Andrew Ruck, Natural Capital and Planning, DEFRA


Nick White, Net Gain & Green Infrastructure, Natural England


10:00 - 10:55 - Designing resilience with Biodiversity Net Gain: Case studies

Learn from the experts who are already using biodiversity in their developments


Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places, The Berkeley Group


Sarah Jones-Morris, Chair, Landscape Institute South West


11:00 - 11:40 - Getting Biodiverse with Dusty Gedge


Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Association


11:40 - Networking coffee break


12:00 - 13:00 - 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?


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


13:00 - 13:55 Lunch is provided


14:00 - 15:25 Session 1: Designing for Water: SuDS and floods: case studies

Flooding is 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 green spaces and water squares.


Kevin Barton, Director, Robert Bray Associates


Katie Hughes, Estates Director, Scottish Canals


Dirk van Peijpe, Director, De Urbanisten


Tom Riordon, CEO, Leeds City Council


14:00 - 15:25 Session 2: Circular economy: what you need to know

The circular economy is coming, how will impact placemaking over the next decade.

What does it mean to 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


The Circular Game: Learn through play

Sallam Kaddouh, Senior Consultant, Sofies


15:30-16:30 - How to impact health and wellbeing by better placemaking

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


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