01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London


02 March / 12.00-13.00

At the request of Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the National Engineering Policy Centre set up a Commission to review the actions needed to make infrastructure more resilient to infection. This identified the most critical issues as: (1) working to establish what good and bad ventilation in buildings look like, with clear guidance on the amount of fresh air required; (2) Highlighting the vital role ventilation plays in controlling infection spread and how can we raise the knowledge and skills levels for those managing non-domestic buildings and (3) for most buildings, domestic and non-domestic, the skill level of the people responsible for managing ventilation doesn’t lead to good decision-making and effective control. Who will promote the policies required to ensure that both existing and new buildings are infection resilient environments?

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Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, new economics foundation


What are the social equality strategies that we need to ‘level up’?

Dr Fran Darlington-Pollock, Chair, The Equality Trust and an NGO Research Advisor

What are the economic strategies that we need to ‘level up’?

Sarah Longlands, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

How can regional and local government respond to the challenge?

John Wrathmell, Director, Strategy, Research & Economy, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

What does ‘levelling up’ mean for planning?

Richard Blyth, Head of Polity Practice and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

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