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Sustainability Council Day

Date:
May 23, 2016
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Category:
Venue:
TBC -London
Address:
London, United Kingdom
Organizer:
ULI United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7487 9578
Email:

Invitation only Sustainability Council Day

A question of urban density: resilience and resource efficiency

How do forms of density influence the environmental capacity, productivity and liveability of our cities? In our push to intensify urban land use, do we risk heightening our vulnerability to the impacts of a changing climate? Can greater urban densities and biological restoration go hand-in-hand? What implications does this imply for property development, infrastructure planning and the management of built assets?

The role of workspace in the pursuit of sustainable business

How are occupiers creating or demanding engaging working environments that influence commercial productivity, employee wellness and environmental positivity? What does this mean for developers and landlords, as well as the value and worth of real assets? In which sectors do we see the boundaries being pushed hardest, and how might we transfer this thinking and attitude into other sectors? Does the industry have the tools that adequately serve these new and emerging trends and interests?

ULI UK Sustainability Council Day Programme

Kindly hosted by WeWork London (location TBC)

09.30 – Registration tea and coffee

10.00 – Welcome and Introductions (JL)

  • Round the table
  • Council review of the last year, including events and membership engagement
  • ULI highlights – density, healthy cities, Urban Plan
  • Our priorities going forward

10.30 – The role of workspace in the pursuit of sustainable business

How are occupiers creating or demanding engaging working environments that influence commercial productivity, employee wellness and environmental positivity? What does this mean for developers and landlords, as well as the value and worth of real assets?  In which sectors do we see the boundaries being pushed hardest, and how might we transfer this thinking and attitude into other sectors? Does the industry have the tools that adequately serve these new and emerging trends and interests?

Moderator:

  • John Alker, Campaign and Policy Director, UK-GBC

Panel Speakers

  • Lucy Barratt, Sustainability Project Assistant, Grosvenor
  • Chris Moriarty, Development Director, Leesman Index
  • Mary Finnigan, Head of Legal Counsel, WeWork
  • Philip Tidd, Principle, Gensler

12.15 – Tour of WeWork

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – A question of urban density: resilience and resource efficiency

How do forms of density influence the environmental capacity, productivity and liveability of our cities? In our push to intensify urban land use, do we risk heightening our vulnerability to the impacts of a changing climate? Can greater urban densities and biological restoration go hand-in-hand? What implications does this imply for property development, infrastructure planning and the management of built assets?

Moderator:

  • Simon Sturgis, Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling

Panel Speakers

  • Yvonne Rydin, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
  • Peter Runacres, Senior Project Director, Argent
  • Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Stewardship, The Crown Estate
  • Klaske Kruk, Director of Programmes, Circle Economy

15.30 – Sustainability Council Priorities for 2016/17

What programming activities and outcomes would Council Members like to see in the year ahead? Is there an obvious (or not-so-obvious) role for the ULI UK which isn’t being adequately addressed elsewhere, and how does the unique strength of the ULI network make us ideally suited to fill it?

  • Inter-Council collaboration
  • Convening platform on key topics

16.00 – Close

Further details

We have a small number of places available for non-council members. Please register your interest to attend by contacting Robert de Jong.

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