Key Points
  • Explore regulations, planning, and future funding for sustainable housing Development
  • Discuss the role of planning and designing for a resilient homes future
  • Deliver on carbon reduction targets for housing in line with 2050 net-zero targets
  • Review practically driven case studies which are contributing to the achievement of sustainable housing and communities


Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Lord Best, Social Housing Leader, House of Lords
  • Barry Goodchild, Professor of Housing and Urban Planning, Sheffield Hallam University
  • James Harris MA MSC, Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Ronan Leyden, Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional
  • Dr Anton Ianakiev, Professor in Sustainable Energy Systems, Nottingham Trent University
  • Scott Blance, Policy Advisor, Sustainable Energy Association
  • Dr Steffie Broer, Director, Bright Green Futures
  • Rene Sommer Lindsay, Urban Designer and Strategic Advisor, R|S|L|ENT
  • Simon Tilley, Director, Hockerton Housing Projects
  • Emma Fletcher, Chair, Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust
  • James Turner, Architect, Mikhail Riches

Around 22% of the UK’s carbon emissions arise from domestic buildings, meaning there is a huge pressure on ensuring the 1.5 million new UK homes by 2022 are delivered in a sustainable way. The Future Homes Standard sets out ambitions to ensure these developments are low-carbon, energy efficient, and positively influence the communities they serve.

Westminster insight’s Delivering Sustainable Housing and Communities Forum explores delivering environmental solutions to housing development issues and will feature trailblazing initiatives with a range of sectors involved in creating a greener future.

We will discuss the role of planning and designing housing that is for the future and explore how new materials, systems, and technologies will meet 2050 Net-Zero targets.

Our specially selected case study features the pioneering eco self-build community Green Initiative Award Winning Water Lilies Project. Bioregional will also be giving you insight into optimising environmental technology to create zero-carbon communities.

Join key figures from government, energy, architecture, and local authority, to discuss practical strategies to enable UK to meet economic, social, and environmental objectives in housing.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:05
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:05 - 09:15
Opening Remarks

 

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Barry Goodchild Professor of Housing and Urban Planning, Sheffield Hallam University

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09:15 - 09:35
Lord Best's Extended Opening Remarks

 
  • Reviewing the Future Homes Standard Consultation and New Green Standard for all new build homes


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Lord Richard Best Social Housing Leader, House of Lords

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09:35 - 10:05
Discussing the Role of Planning and Designing for the Future

 
  • Ensuring council planning departments are properly resourced in order to process applications for new homes and other proposals.
  • Creating climate resilient neighbourhoods through proactive planning in order to achieve synergies when investing in climate ready infrastructure. 
  • Learning from international examples, such as in Copenhagen, and creating urban design for a better environment.
  • Discussing the value of adding active transport infrastructure to improve neighbourhood place quality.
Questions and Discussion: 10:05 -10:20

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Rene Sommer Lindsay Urban Designer and Strategic Advisor, R|S|L|ENT

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James Harris MA MSC Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute

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10:20 - 11:00
Delivering on Carbon Reduction Targets for Housing in Line with 2050 Net-Zero Targets

 
  •  Building sustainable, zero/low-carbon homes that are energy efficient, low maintenance and cheap to build avoiding rebound effects + retro-fitting old buildings. 
  • The role of councils, planners, and developers in getting the best energy standards. 
  • Discussing the transition from fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas boilers, to clean technology, such as air source heat pumps and solar panels.
  • Overcoming challenges around low carbon heating and ensuring that we have the work force in place to install and supply future products.
Questions and Discussion: 11:00 - 11:20

Speakers

Simon Tilley Director, Hockerton Housing Projects

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Anton Ianakiev Professor in Sustainable Energy Systems

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Scott Blance Policy Advisor, Sustainable Energy Association

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11:20 - 11:50
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:50 - 13:00
Case Studies: Reviewing practically driven case studies which are contributing to the achievement of sustainable housing and communities

 
  • Exploring the importance of making effective use of land when building whilst also protecting the natural environment 
  • Working with planners, local authorities, and architects in delivering modern and thought-out designs
  • Creating long-term value for society and improving the quality of life through sustainable communities

    Questions and Discussion: 13:00 - 13:20

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Emma Fletcher Chair, Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust

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Dr Steffie Broer Director, Bright Green Futures

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Ronan Leyden Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional

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James Turner Architect, Mikhail Riches

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13:20 - 13:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Lord Richard Best Social Housing Leader, House of Lords

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Scott Blance Policy Advisor, Sustainable Energy Association

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Dr Steffie Broer Director, Bright Green Futures

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Emma Fletcher Chair, Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust

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Barry Goodchild Professor of Housing and Urban Planning, Sheffield Hallam University

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James Harris MA MSC Policy and Networks Manager, Royal Town Planning Institute

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Anton Ianakiev Professor in Sustainable Energy Systems

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Ronan Leyden Head of Sustainable Places, Bioregional

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Rene Sommer Lindsay Urban Designer and Strategic Advisor, R|S|L|ENT

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Simon Tilley Director, Hockerton Housing Projects

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James Turner Architect, Mikhail Riches

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Venue details

Millennium Gloucester Hotel 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH

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