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ULI UK Sustainability Council Day

May 23, 2017
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sidley Austin
25 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 5HA
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This council day is divided into two parts and invitees are welcome to attend both however session 2 will primarily focus on flooding and may not be relevant to all. If you are interested in attending both sessions please confirm your interest to Robert de Jong robert.dejong@uli.org.

  1. 8:30 – 12:00: Urban resilience forum focused on health, the circular economy and the future of sustainability
  2. 13:00 – 15:00: Flooding adaptation and urban resilience leadership roundtable.

Our urban environment is rapidly evolving to meet the resource, health and climate requirements of the future but are these changes wide spread? Drawing on applied learnings and research from the circular economy, health and flooding, the Sustainability Council Day will bring together multi-disciplinary urban professionals to better understand how best practice is unlocking and delivering urban resilience.

Sustainability Council Day – Part 1

8:30        Registration – Tea & Coffee

9:00        Welcome and Introductions Jon Lovell, Director, Hillbreak, UK Sustainability Council Chair

9:10        Health and our Urban Realm:

The relationship between our urban habitats and health, Welcome Trust initiative, Daniel Black, Director, db+a

Healthy New Towns and their implications for the wider UK, Dr Sara Mc Cafferty, Senior Strategy Programme Manager, Strategic Group, NHS England

10:15      Coffee Break

10:30      Circular Economy in Practice: Are applied principles of the Circular Economy resulting in new opportunities and what role should the wider urban environment, policy and innovation play to deliver far reaching impacts? A cross sector panel discussion will take a deep dive into real life learnings of how organisations and cities are adopting circular economy frameworks.

Principles and framework for delivering the Circular Economy: David Cheshire, Regional Director, AECOM

Old Oak Common – Circular Economy Master Plan: Dan Epstein Sustainability Lead, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Gatwick Airport – Implementation of the Circular Masterplan, Simon Sturgis, Director, Sturgis Carbon Profiling

Audience Q&A

11:30      Global Futures view: Sustainability, Cities of Tomorrow and Leadership: How are global fiscal, innovation, technology, corporrate and policy environments changing and what implications will this have for us and the urban environment?

                Greg Lowe, Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability, AON

                Prof. John Ratcliffe, The Futures Acadamy

12:00     Lunch


Sustainability Council Day – Part 2

(please contact Robert de Jong to confirm your attendance for the flooding roundtable)

13:00     Flood Adaptation and Urban Resilience Initiative Europe: Roundtable

Flooding has an increasing significance for towns and city development across Europe, yet challenges remain in terms of delivering best practice. How can the wider urban environment respond to this challenge and which areas of Europe offer best practice exemplars that align with long term resilience and sustainability of our urban realm?

Mission: This roundtable aims to explore how ULI and the wider urban realm can show leadership to support the uptake of best practice for flood adaptation to drive forward urban resilience.

Outputs from this roundtable are aimed at developing leadership from across Europe to share best practice and explore how real estate, cities and the wider urban realm including policy are responding to the implications of flooding.

15:00     Close




This forum is for invited Sustainability Council Members, invited ULI Members and Guests.

ULI Members        £15

Non-Members      £120



For further details about the ULI Sustainability Council please visit: ULI UK Sustainability Council or contact Robert de Jong robert.dejong@uli.org

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