ULI UK Innovation Product Council Day 2021: Net-Zero Carbon Targets and Urban Land Innovation


2021-05-25T10:00:00 - 2021-05-25T12:30:00

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    Online This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM


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    All Types FREE £25.00

    The net-zero carbon agenda is moving quickly in cities, with targets accelerating and communities pressing for action. This is demanding faster and more fundamental change in the businesses and organisations involved in urban land and real estate. How do they increase their agility and innovation capacity in response? 


    This event will explore the big picture around net-zero carbon in cities and the role of innovation. The speakers will discuss real-world case studies which provide examples of business model, real estate investment and construction materials innovation, as well as the introduction of new digital technologies.  It has been arranged by the ULI UK Innovation Product Council, which focusses on the application of innovation and technology in urban land and real estate to create commercial and social value.


    This is a Product Council event and is free for ULI members only. However, if you wish to attend for a 'taster' of ULI Membership, non-members can register for a fee of £25. 



    • Rafe Bertram, Sustainability Facilitator at Meridian Water / London Borough of Enfield. Meridian Water is a GBP 6bn, 25-year, 10,000 home London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council. Rafe was previously a partner at Foster and Partners.

    • Pooran Desai OBE, CEO of OnePlanet.com. Initiator in 1997 of Beddington Zero fossil Energy Development (BedZED), the UK’s first zero carbon village. In 2002 Pooran created One Planet Living, which became the inspiration for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN member states in 2015. In 2019 he founded OnePlanet.com, building a digital platform to unlock an economy which will help regenerate planet earth, and avert ecological collapse and catastrophic climate change. 

    • Olivier Elamine, Chief Executive Officer of alstria office REIT-AG. Olivier is one of the founding members of alstria and became CEO of the company in November 2006. The company owns and manages a portfolio of 111 office buildings in Germany, with a lettable area of 1.4 million square metres and a total value of EUR 4.4bn.

    • Laure Ferrand, Associate Director at Longevity Partners. Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consultancy supporting businesses in the transition to a low carbon economy across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Longevity Partners is the largest BREEAM In-Use assessor in the world, and has USD 120bn of assets certified or under certification in 38 countries.  

    • Mauricio Tessi Weiss, Investment Manager at CEMEX Ventures. CEMEX Ventures invests innovative construction startups to drive the construction industry revolution. It is the corporate venture capital arm of CEMEX, a global leader in the cement, ready mix concrete, and aggregates market with annual revenues of USD 13bn. Mauricio will present case studies of venture investments and materials innovation contributing to net-zero targets at CEMEX. Mauricio will also cover CEMEX Ventures’ open innovation model, and look at the big picture digital technologies in the industry.