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The Liveable City Programme

All events are free and take place at various venues in Bristol. Please sign up for seminars in advance.

SEMINAR: 
HOUSING CHALLENGE, HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
 - HOW AFFORDABLE HOUSING CAN MAKE CITIES MORE PROSPEROUS
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015 09:00-12:00 

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Conference opening speech:
Claus Grube, Denmark's Ambassador to the UK

Conference welcome speech:
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol

Speakers:
Barra Mac Ruairi, Strategic Director, Place, Bristol City Council
Jakob Møller Nielsen, Deputy Director, Municipality of Copenhagen
Rolf Nielsen, Design Director, C.F. Møller

Chair:
David Mellor, Vice President West of England Initiative 

The housing crisis is today’s number one challenge for UK cities. We discuss ways to support and finance the development of healthy and affordable homes in the city. And we look at attractive housing solutions as a necessary means to secure a versatile, skilled workforce, to the benefit of businesses and the common good.


SEMINAR: 
GROWING HEAT NETWORKS - A SMARTER WAY TO KEEP WARM
 
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015 12:00-17:00

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Speakers:
Ian Manders, UK Policy Advisor, Danish Embassy
Guy Boulby, DECC
Anders Hasselager, Senior Policy Advisor, Danish Energy Agency
Paul Isbell, Energy Manager, Bristol City Council
Dr Anthony Riddle, Associate Director, Rambøll
Sophie Schorah, Design Engineer, Rambøll

Chair:
Merlin Hyman, Chief Executive, Regen SW

Growing Heat Networks will offer insights into what can be expected in 2016 andcbeyond in terms of policy developments and investments and showcase the plans for Heat Networks in Bristol and the South West of England. The event aims to bring together policy makers, opinion leaders, energy consumers and the CHP/DH industry
for stimulating debate, political perspectives and industry insights.


FOCUS GROUP:
IMPROVED PROFITABILITY - TURNING PROJECT MANAGERS INTO BUSINESS LEADERS
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015 14:00-16:00

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Speaker:
Jørgen Korsgaard, MD, AutoPilot

The architectural industry is being squeezed and many architectural practices struggle to make a satisfying level of profit. The Danish project management software AutoPilot, being used by more than 50% of Danish Architects can document that Danish Architects using AutoPilot are 40% more profitable than their peers.

At this focus group, AutoPilot will introduce its philosophy of turning project managers into business leaders through effective and efficient project management, registration and invoicing and will show how greater project transparency can improve the bottom line of any architectural practice.


SEMINAR:
WHO OWNS THE LIVEABLE CITY? - PUBLIC VS PRIVATE SPACES AND THE SENSE OF OWNERSHIP
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015 13:00-16:00

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Speakers:
Miles Dunnett, Director, Grosvenor
Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architects
Sarah Martin, Business Development Director, Lemon Gazelle
Jakob Møller Nielsen, Deputy Director, Municipality of Copenhagen
Thomas Leerberg, Director, NIRAS
Jaimie Ferguson, Director, Head of Design, Turley Town Planning and Urban Design
Consultancy

Chair:
David Littlefield, Senior Lecturer, UWE
Mike Devereux, Senior Lecturer, UWE.

How do you know when you are in public or private space - and does it matter? How does the difference between legal ownership of land and the right to use land map itself against the spaces of the city? Who, really, owns public space? The question of the privatisation of urban land and services is something which causes unease in the UK, mainly due to questions over accountability and the profit motive.


SEMINAR:
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE - MAKING ROOM FOR RAIN IN OUR CITIES
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015
09:00-13:00

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Speakers:
John Buttivant, Coastal Engineer, the Environment Agency
Patrick Goodey, Flood Risk Manager, Bristol City Council
Jakob Møller Nielsen, Deputy Director, Municipality of Copenhagen
Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water
Steve Flood, UK and Ireland Software Manager, DHI

Chair:
Liz Parkes, Deputy Director of Climate Change at the Environment Agency.

Climate change means that we have to prepare our cities for heavy downpours, rising sea levels and flash flooding. Clever flooding solutions can add value to cityscapes. Sustainable, landscape-based rainwater handling can bring nature back in our cities and create new meeting places and spaces for activities and thereby developing a city, where water is seen as a resource that must be utilized, as opposed to a threat to be mitigated.


SEMINAR:
ACTIVE CITY, HEALTHY CITY - IMPROVING STREETS FOR PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 09:00-12:00
 

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Speakers:
Ian Barrett, Regional Director of Sustrans and Vice Chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership
Riccardo Marini, Director, Gehl Architects
Gustav Friis, Project Manager, Smart Mobility, Municipality of Aarhus
Peter Mann, Service Director for Transport, Bristol City Council

Chair:
Malcolm Shepherd, CEO, Sustrans

Rapporteur:
John Parkin, Professor of Transport Engineering at the UWE Centre for Transport and Society

The seminar looks at how city transport systems can reduce congestion, pollution and carbon emission as well as help cities cope with growing populations and workforces, and how engaging with communities is the key to better and greener transport solutions. Following the publication of the Copenhagen-inspired Bicycle Accounts in Bristol and six other British cities, we look at how the study can help us improve cycling provision. The seminar also includes a workshop, which focuses on how future cities might enable people to travel actively.



SEMINAR:
GROWING SUSTAINABLE CITIES - BETTER BUILDINGS THROUGH MATERIAL INNOVATION
FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 13:00-16:00

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Speakers:

Craig White, Founder, White Design
Chris Pottage, Sustainable and Healthy Buildings Officer, Skanska
Thomas Leerberg, Director, Niras
Jacob Kurek, Partner, Henning Larsen Architects

Chair:
Alan Bailey, Low Carbon Southwest 

How can we use technology to produce better buildings and cities for people, our communities and our planet? Architects lead the conversation on sustainability, constantly exploring and investigating design solutions, which utilise innovative materials and systems as well as new approaches to urban growth that can benefit society and environment.