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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

ecobuild

Ecobuild

Waste

Waste

Offsite

Offsite

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure

Materials

Materials

Energy

Energy

Buildings

Buildings

Interiors

Interiors

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure hub

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The future of Urban Infrastructure

With the UK’s population increasingly concentrated in high-density towns and cities, the urban environment has never been more important. Uniting green, blue, grey and social and economic infrastructure, the Hub will provide a concentrated platform for visitors to explore and discuss all aspects of the city, apart from the buildings themselves.

Supporting professionals working across all segments of the built environment, from prestigious residential and commercial projects through to affordable social housing initiatives, the Hub will explore universal infrastructure challenges and champion the development of urban environments that work better for inhabitants.

Central to the Urban Infrastructure experience will be the dedicated seminar programme, sponsored by ACO. The extensive programme will feature prominent experts and deliver CPD-accredited sessions on topics, ranging from urban climate-led design to how to put placemaking first.

To support in putting new-found knowledge to use straight away, over 50 exhibiting brands and key trade associations will provide an immersive backdrop featuring a multitude of new product launches, practical demonstrations and exciting feature attractions.

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City Walk

City Walk

City Walk is new to Futurebuild for 2019. The café offers time to pause and see products focussed on urban placemaking including trees, active travel, urban street furniture and lighting and opportunities for children’s play. City Walk displays the wide range of elements that are needed to create positive experiences in the public realm.

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ICE Water Refill Station

ICE Water Refill Station

ICE's Water Refill Station will focus on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as part of ICE’s wider water knowledge programme. Learn about implementation and adoption of SuDS in the context of two design sprints, held in partnership with Wavin, using design thinking to develop novel solutions using insights from multiple stakeholders. The findings from these sprints will also be presented and discussed on 5 March at the Futurebuild’s Knowledge Forum.
Wavin’s Water Bottles

Wavin’s Water Bottles

Ever wondered what happens beneath our roads? This year we are building a road, with a car, to highlight our solution to excessive rainfall. Come and watch the movie and enjoy our virtual reality experience! 2019 is the Institution of Civil Engineers Year of Water and we are partnering with them this year to drive conversations about the future of water, how we implement and retrofit SuDS. Visit for a free water bottle, fill it at the ICE Water Station and find out about our work with ICE.

2019 Urban Infrastructure Hub exhibitors include

Urban Infrastructure Seminar Programme sponsored by ACO

At Futurebuild in 2019 we are looking at all aspects of urban infrastructure, defined as “everything that is not a building”, which includes green, blue, grey (engineered) and social and economic infrastructure. The UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) – the network driving action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UK – measured the UK’s progress against the SDGs in 2018. It examined the 17 goals and 169 targets and considered that 143 of the targets needed to be delivered in the UK. Currently we are only doing well on 24% of these, with inadequate responses on 57% and poor performance on 15%. The SDGs are all interrelated and should be part of all our work in the built environment. The industry is facing multiple challenges and all those engaged in design and delivery in the built environment need to respond. The seminar programme provides an opportunity to explore and discuss some of these pressing challenges and prepare for action.

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Urban
Infrastructure

Sponsored by:

ACO

    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Reconciling environmental, technological, transport and above all human priorities in our streets
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    What if the influence of city development on the urban climate were a planning requirement?
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    A look at how to create safer and more inclusive environments, accessible to all ages and abilities
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    The what, where, when and how of applying valuation techniques for green infrastructure effectively
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    New thinking is needed to give our town centres a renewed sense of purpose.
    Panel

UI
Urban
Infrastructure

Sponsored by:

ACO

    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Exploring innovative approaches to co-creation, and how they can be applied at the city scale
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    How more effective spatial planning and place-shaping can help achieve sustainable urban change
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Is it time to stop talking landscape and start talking green infrastructure engineering instead?
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Looking after our urban environments is critical to their making them both usable and resilient.
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Debating the issues around flooding, shortages, rising demand and energy use in the water industry
    Panel

UI
Urban
Infrastructure

Sponsored by:

ACO

    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    How health and built environment sectors can collaborate to improve mental and physical health
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    What digital technologies can do for cities, their services, resilience and the lives of citizens?
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Exploring below ground solutions for urban placemaking.
    Panel
    • Urban Infrastructure
    Urban Infrastructure Hub theatre
    Learn about the opportunities, costs and benefits of all aspects of green infrastructure in delivering multiple services.
    Panel

Be part of the future.

Register today for your free three-day ticket by clicking here.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring part of the Urban Infrastructure Hub? There are many packages available, download the brochure here for more information.

To showcase your products and innovations, we encourage you to submit a stand enquiry here.

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