Making Places Last: Sustainable Homes and Communities #MAKINGPLACESLAST

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Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 09:00 to 15:30

Making Places Last: Sustainable Homes and Communities #MAKINGPLACESLAST


Climate Change Solutions


Tally Ho
Pershore Road, Birmingham B5 7RN
United Kingdom

Making Places Last is the 4th in a series of successful annual events focusing on Sustainable Homes and Communities. We will present Case study evidence that innovative products and solutions are available to ensure communities we are developing now will be low carbon, sustainable and functioning in a circular economy by 2030, the target date to meet the Sustainable Development Goals . We can stop perpetuating mistakes of the past that have led to Grenfell and continuing waste and polluting activities. We have the means to do so. We will bring together product and service providers from the myriad of sectors that can collaborate to deliver fit for purpose communities plus those responsible for ensuring we should have such communities in the future

We are delighted to incorporate an interactive RSA Sustainability Network 'World Cafe' workshop into the day's events which will explore issues arising from the presentations and question and test conclusions. With targets set for a transition away from fossil fuelled vehicles to clean and renewable energy systems; localised, renewable energy provision; a public rebellion against throw away plastic; the new world of information technology; moves towards localised food provision, we truly are experiencing a transformational revolution. How can we energise it? What hurdles stand in the way? .


  •  Beverley Nielsen Director BCU – Chair
  • Ben Harding Corporate Development Director SUEZ recycling and recovery UK 
  • Simone Hindmarch-Bye Managing Director Commercial Group 
  • Steve Gapik Managing Director Soltherm External Wall Insulation
  • Gerrard Fisher OSA Partners LLP 
  • Dr David Greenfield Co-organiser and Mentor Circular Economy Club 
  • Prof Peter Slater University of Birmingham
  • Thomas Pell The Clean Kilo
  • Paul Dockerill Director of Energy and Programme Management whg ( Walsall Housing Group)
  • Mike Leonard CEO Building Alliance
  • Peter Braithwaite ex Head of Sustainability Olympic Delivery Authority’s Delivery Partner
  • London 2012 Olympic Park 
  • Gavin Heaphy Construction Director North West Cambridge Development
  • Carolina Karlstrom Ecoed Associate Jade Advisory Ltd
  • Jono Adams Associate Director Anthesis
  • Monique Seth CEO Conigital
  • Susan Harris Chair RSA Sustainability Network

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