While housing policy affects us all, it is argues that architects play a singular role in delivering quality, creativity and sustainability in the housing sector. This event brought together new opinion, research and policy to consider emerging themes in a changing marketplace. Workshops covered: creative housing development solutions; self-build opportunities; and flexible housing. Presentations are available online.
This event, organised by the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Severn Wye Energy Agency , was aimed at South West local authority officers, local councillors, social landlords and others seeking to understand the implications of Green Deal programme. Presentations are available online.
The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems is an international meeting and exhibition that rotates among three major geographic regions (Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific) annually. The e vent brought together the world’s leading transportation policy makers, technology, and business professionals with a goal of bringing greater levels of safety, reliability and accessibility to transportation systems worldwide. Video presentations are available online.
This presentation was given by a panel of RICS members at a joint event with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at the World Sustainable Building Conference (SB11).
Coastal flooding and erosion risk management. Understanding change: Risk and organisational responses. London, 20 October 2011
This conference was held to take stock of the past 18 months of new guidance, legislation and the changing emphasis of the Government’s policies on coastal flood and erosion risk. It will also look at our developing understanding of the risks to coastal communities, businesses and environment and the next steps that are needed. Presentations are available online.
World Congress on Mobility for the Future of Sustainable Cities. Changwon, Korea, 22-24 October 2011
The Congress brought together over 300 participants from all over the world to talk about sustainable transport solutions for cities. Presentations are available online.
This conference offered a comprehensive review of the uptake of Passivhaus in the UK covering the standard, its suitability in the UK, leading edge case studies and practical delivery of the first Passivhaus projects in the UK. The first day examined policy, regulations and projects, including talks from leading national and international speakers. The second day focused on technical workshops and seminars covering costs, procurement, design, supply chain and other issues. Presentations are available online.
The theme of the 47th Congress is “Liveable Cities – Urbanising World, Meeting the Challenge”. This theme reflects the central problem of the acknowledged world wide phenomena of the exponential and inexorable inward flow of people to cities and the consequent rapid expansion of urban development. The city of Wuhan, with its ever increasing population base, has acknowledged the importance of this Congress theme especially with regard to learning how their particular range of urban, transportation congestion and spatial problems are being dealt with sustainably across the globe. The Congress contains four workshops exploring the major theme in terms of low carbon environments, sustainable networks, all transportation pathways including waterways, recreational provisions, heritage and the green environment. Click on “Paper platform” link on the left of the page to access papers.
This World Climate Research Programme event The WCRP OSC provided an exclusive opportunity to assemble the international scientific community working to advance understanding and prediction of variability and change of the Earth’s physical climate system on all space and time scales. Presentations from the event are available online. To access most look for “click here for more details”.
Effective urban waste water treatment: a key prerequisite for successful implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Brussels, 25 October 2011
This annual European Water Association conference provides an opportunity to take stock of implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and its contribution in achieving its goals. Presentations are available online.