Designing Environments as if People Matter event

Written by Kevin O'Malley on 21 Sep, 16
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15 november All day
Coin Street Conference Centre London SE1 9NH

The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems and MEM have teamed up to launch a London-based conference series under the banner of People Matter.

There are many pressing challenges facing society today – health, housing, work styles, economy, climate change and resource depletion to name but a few. Consequently, policy makers and professionals are poised to instigate major infrastructure investments and urban/settlement expansion in order to alleviate the challenges that we all face during coming years. However, there is a significant risk that mistakes of the past will be repeated if a collaborative and robust people-focused approach is not taken.

How can we avoid these mistakes? We are actively bringing together a variety speakers at this conference to cover topics such as health, housing and work. Cross-cutting themes will include resilient communities; engagement and inclusion; and sustainable social, economic and environmental ecosystems.

The programme includes:

People Matter – Keynote Presentation
– Paul Morrell

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
– Paul Fletcher, through…

Inclusive Design Education and Training – Do you have the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver inclusion in all your projects?
– Julie Fleck, OBE MRTPI

Designing communities for an ageing society
– Tony Watts, Hartley Watts Communications

Rethinking Parks

– Lydia Ragoonanan, Innovation Lab

Engagement and Involvement
– Michael Kohn, Stickyworld

Sustainable Quality of Life in Social Housing
– Paull Robothan, Aequus Developments

The day will be chaired by Michael Clinton and Steve Maslin of The Schumacher Institute

Who should attend? 
Professionals involved in architecture and planning, social housing, workplace design and management, health and education estates, environmental health, the health service, equality and access, sustainability, energy and transport.

Early Bird Registration is open now at the rate of £185 + VAT. You can book your place on the event website.

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