Futures Fair 09- Retrofitting

Adaptation and Aspirations

Futures Fair 09- Retrofitting Event

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Futures Fair 09- Society & Stimulus a season of distinctive seminars that give you an opportunity to engage and network with a diverse range of professionals!

The renewal of the built environment will be a critical part of reducing carbon emissions in future. The popularity of new builds is increasing, however it often does so without embracing innovation in technologies or providing space for adaptation. There remains a tension between what designers and policy makers want and what is a desirable choice for consumers.

Could the potential of older stock be realised by changing public expectations and making retrofitted design an aspiration? How can we apply this to wider community sustainability? Could we future proof an entire neighbourhood? An entire office district? Can we make such changes a desirable lifestyle or user choice?

Featuring contributions from:
RIBA President Sunand Prasad
Prof. Yvonne Rydin SEMBE & Bartlett, UCL London
Dr Matt Watson Geography Dept. University of Sheffield and
Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj School of Civil Eng.and the Environment, University of Southampton.

With FUTURES LINKS a unique networking opportunity.

Supported by Foresight www.foresight.gov.uk and EPSRC www.epsrc.ac.uk


Start Date:

Tuesday 12 May 2009 9.00am

End Date:

Tuesday 12 May 2009 11.30am

Event Address:


66 Portland Place, LONDON, , W1B 1AD, United Kingdom

Event fee:

40 + VAT (46) Discount 34 + VAT (40.10) - multiple tickets available


RIBA Building Futures.

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