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Futurebuild 2024: Bioregional’s seminars announced
Futurebuild 2024 returns to London’s ExCel for its 18th edition between 5-7 March, providing the stage for inspiring ideas, innovative solutions and knowledge sharing to drive sustainable construction towards net zero.
Bioregional will be taking a stand for One Planet Living – our vision of a world where everyone, everywhere lives happy, healthy lives within the boundaries of the planet, leaving space for nature.
Following the success of our 2023 events, we're delighted to be curating two more seminars at Futurebuild 2024, with a range of incredible speakers, as well as speaking at a third event.
We hope you can join us. Register here for your free ticket >>
Tuesday 5 March 2024 (Day 1)
Sustainable Infrastructure Stage 3.15-4.00pm
Hear how innovative new approaches to local plan making are enabling local authorities to develop and adopt ambitious net-zero planning policies to accommodate new growth and meet their climate emergency commitments.
Dr Richard Simmons, Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (Chair)
Ronan Leyden, Director of Consultancy, Bioregional
Emma Davies, Principal Sustainability Officer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
Joanna Averley, Chief Planner at the Department for Levelling Up, Homes, and Communities
Wednesday 6 March (Day 2)
Buildings stage 10.30-11.15
Mixed-use developers and homebuilders are pioneering new approaches to tackle the big sustainability issues facing the property industry and create thriving places that meet the needs of people and planet.
Sue Riddlestone OBE, CEO & co-founder, Bioregional (chair)
Lloyd Preston-Allen, Project Manager and Sustainability Strategy Lead – Regeneration and Place, LandsecU+I
Doug Higgins, Development Director, Socius
Kathryn Dapré, Head of Sustainability, CALA Homes
We're also delighted to announce that Lewis Knight, Head of Sustainable Places, will be speaking at a talk curated by our friends at Good Homes Alliance:
Wednesday 6 March (Day 2)
Buildings stage 11.30-12.15
The building fabric options proposed in the recently announced Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation are even less ambitious than those consulted on previously, despite a commitment from MHCLG in 2019 to “push building fabric standards further than ever before”. And a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) from December 2023 announced that “the Government does not expect plan-makers to set local energy efficiency standards for buildings that go beyond current or planned buildings regulations”.
Are the Future Homes Standards proposals really ‘fit for the future’, and what are the implications of the December 2023 WMS for progressive councils across the UK who are seeking to meet their climate emergency commitments?