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
Dr. Gemma Jerome, Director, Building with Nature
Marie Müller, Cognitive neuroscientist, UCL