Making Places Last: Sustainable Housing & Communities

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Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

Making Places Last: Sustainable Housing & Communities


Climate Change Solutions


Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
United Kingdom

This event has gathered together key stakeholders from a range of disciplines to look at how to create a truly sustainable low carbon community. Held in association with the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and  Commerce) we will explore not what communities of the future might look like but what is happening right now to deliver change.

From the provision of homes, mobility and food, to recycling and materials management, to sourcing environmental and sustainable products, to a different way of supplying energy, we hear examples of what is happening right now to Make Places that Last. 


  • Chair Beverley Nielsen -  Director, BCU (Birmingham City University)
  • David Middleton Former CEO UK BCSD and MEBC & joint organiser
  • Paul Dockerill  - Director of Energy and Programme Management   whg   (Walsall Housing Group)
  • David Bird - CEO, Coop Energy
  • Neil Baldwin -  Head of Social Housing, Reconomy
  • Stef Stewart  - Regional Director, Graftons International Buildbase
  • Adrian Gault - Acting Chief Executive, Climate Change Committee
  • Marcus O'Kane - Water Resources & Catchments Lead, Severn Trent
  • D. J. Clemson -  Secretary UK Principle Responsible Management Education 
  • Samuel E. Ewell III - Project Leader, Co-op Futures
  • Dr Noha Nassar - Director, Mela Social Enterprise
  • Susan Harris - Chair RSA Sustainability Network
  • Geoff Henderson - Director, Urban Hax
  • Mike Leonard - CEO, Building Alliance 

Who Should Attend

Policy Makers, Social Housing Providers, Energy/Sustainability/Estate Managers/Advisors in the Public/Private/Education and Third Sector and suppliers of low carbon sustainable products and services.

RSA Fellowship:

To be followed at 2:00 - 3.30 by the RSA in ConveRSAtion with Sue Harris - Chair of the RSA Sustainability Network. A free fringe event led by the RSA Sustainability Network designed to debate the key issues raised and consider the next steps we can take locally.

For further information about the conferenew or exhibiting:  contact David Middleton 01214442683, 07815531660 or Jacqui Staunton 07866552833

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