01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

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The lost sessions

02 - 04 March 2021 | 12 pm - 1.15 pm (GMT)

Futurebuild’s renowned conference has taken place every March for the past 15 years and we couldn’t leave it a whole year without delivering you the high-level content you would usually find centre stage.

We have partnered with the Edge to put together a conference webinar series that will explore the actions that we, the built environment, need to take now.

 

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COP26 and beyond – a plan for the built and natural environment

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Faced with a patient the good doctor first tries to establish what their present condition is and then works out with the patient what to do about it. For a number of reasons, of both long and short standing, it can reasonably be said that ‘we’ – the world in its entirety – are in a somewhat fragile state whether the spotlight is put on nature, natural resources, the economy and employment, the state of our buildings and infrastructure or our own physical and mental health.

As with our ‘good doctor’, recognising the problems and difficulties is a first step to doing something about them. Of course, a good doctor will also work out how to treat the patient as a whole, not just as a constellation of symptoms and this is why we must work together to be ‘good doctors’ for our built and natural environment.

The series will be introduced by Robin Nicholson, CBE, Convenor of the Edge.

Robin Nicholson, CBE

Convenor of the Edge

Lost session 1 - 02 march 2021

Learning for the future – biodiversity and net zero as standard

02 March 2021 | 12 pm - 1.15 pm (GMT)

It is agreed that we are in a climate and ecological emergency and that time is incredibly short if we are to deliver a net zero built environment by 2050 while also putting in place the adaptation measures to make life liveable on our crowded planet in the years ahead. We need to learn how to achieve this; placing an urgent onus on education to teach the skills, understanding and ecological standards necessary for working with our built and natural environment.

What will students need to know when they graduate in ten years’ time? What will society require of them? How fast can the education system change to accommodate the immediacy of the task?

This Edge-Futurebuild session invites experts in their field to outline their vision for built environment education in 2031 and explain how we are going to get there.

Chair: Sarah Mukherjee

Chief Executive, IEMA

Dr Chris Cocking

School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Robson Augusta

Coordinator, Teach the Future student led climate education campaign

Sarah Ratcliffe

CEO, Better Buildings Partnership

Tim Ibell

Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Bath

Simon Foxell

Principal of the Architects Practice and member of the Edge

lost session 2 - 03 march 2021

Putting nature at the heart of decision making

03 March 2021 | 12 pm - 1.15 pm (GMT)

Paul Crutzen, meteorologist and atmospheric chemist who won a Nobel Prize for stratospheric ozone destruction died on 28th January 2021. He said in his Nobel lecture (1995) that ”…the experiences of the early 1970s had made it utterly clear to me that human activities had grown so much that they could compete and interfere with natural processes.” Crutzen first coined the phrase ‘anthropocene’ as the epoch in which humans’ impact on the earth rivalled that of nature’.

Recognising that our economies, livelihoods and well-being all rely on Nature, in 2018 HM Treasury commissioned Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta to explore the sustainability of our interactions with nature and identify what we must urgent do differently.

This Edge-Futurebuild session will explore key issues to identify the actions needed for systemic change.

Chair: Belinda Gordon

Strategy Director, Green Alliance

Sue Pritchard

CEO, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Sandy Sheard

Head of Independent Dasgupta Review Team

Sam Evans

Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Hatti Owens

Lawyer – UK Environment, Client Earth

Julie Godefroy

Director of Julie Godefroy Sustainability, Technical Manager for CIBSE and member of the Edge

lost session 3 - 04 march 2021

Construction led action for net zero

04 March 2021 | 12.00 - 13.15

It is time to embrace the challenge and put our plans into action. The construction industry is well-placed to deliver on both new build and retrofit so that our built environment is fit for purpose and achieves the 100% net zero targets that we have set ourselves. We are able to put aside poor infrastructure, low productivity, poor health and well-being and a degraded natural environment in favour of an inhabitable world with a healthy, life enhancing natural environment with effectively reused and retrofitted buildings and a well-maintained low carbon infrastructure. This session will show how the construction industry is responding the challenge and ready to deliver.

Chair: Keith Clarke CBE

Chair of Constructionarium and the Active Building Centre

Stephen Hodder MBE

Chair, Construction Industry Council

Bridget Rosewall CBE

Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Nitesh Magdani

Founder of Net Positive Solutions and Consultant to the UKGBC

Mark Reynolds

Member of the Construction Leadership Council

Jane Wernick CBE

Consultant engineersHRW and member of the Edge

Construction led action for net zero

04 March 2021 | 12 pm - 1.15 pm (GMT)

It is time to embrace the challenge and put our plans into action. The construction industry is well-placed to deliver on both new build and retrofit so that our built environment is fit for purpose and achieves the 100% net zero targets that we have set ourselves. We are able to put aside poor infrastructure, low productivity, poor health and well-being and a degraded natural environment in favour of an inhabitable world with a healthy, life enhancing natural environment with effectively reused and retrofitted buildings and a well-maintained low carbon infrastructure. This session will show how the construction industry is responding the challenge and ready to deliver.

Chair: Keith Clarke CBE

Chair of Constructionarium and the Active Building Centre

Stephen Hodder, MBE

Chair
Construction Industry Council

Bridget Rosewall, CBE

Commissioner
National Infrastructure Commission

Nitesh Magdani

Founder of Net Positive Solutions and Consultant to the UKGBC

Mark Reynolds

Member of the Construction Leadership Council

Jane Wernick

CBE, Consultant engineersHRW and member of the Edge

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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time and date

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Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

Ellen Fay

Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Soils Alliance

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