Futures Fair 07

Research and Practice- 02 May 2007

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Futures Fair 07 brought together many of the strands of Building Futures research themes and packaged them into a fast-paced day of ideas, exchange and interaction between a wide cross-section of groups and interests.

The highly successful event was on 02 May and held at the RIBA’s headquarters building on Portland Place. Futures Fair 07 was the first event of its kind in our programme and was attended by approximately 130 delegates all connected to the design and building development industries and those in futures research, both academic and commercial. The day gave us the chance to share with a greater audience the breath of our programme and the nature of our research activities.

Supported by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Foresight, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Macdonald & Company, the aim of the fair was to establish and invigorate new networks between sectors of industry and research that may not have had the chance to collaborate and develop ideas.

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Futures Fair 07 provided its audience with crucial exposure to those working in a diverse pool of expertise and gave them the opportunity to access professional networks and establish their own role in the ongoing future of the built environment debate.

The day included contributions from Yvette Cooper MP, Minister of Housing and Planning and innovations specialist David Bodanis. The programme also included a diverse range of those representing government and the UK’s leading architectural, planning, construction and futures research bodies.


FUTURES in context

9.45: Yvette Cooper MP. Minister for Housing and Planning
10.00: Foresight Intelligent Infrastructure Project.
Professor Glenn Lyons, Director
Centre for Transport & Society, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England
10.15: Future Intelligence in Buildings.
Derek Clements-Croome Professor of Construction and Engineering at the University of Reading
10.30: Value Added Futures.
Professor David Fisk, BP/RAEng Chair in Eng’ for Sustainable Development at the Imperial College, London

FUTURES in focus.

11.20: Climate Change-Chair; Elanor Warwick, CABE.
Kevin Lomas – Director of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development at De Monfort University
Alan Short – Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
David Shipworth – Lecturer in Sustainable Construction, Reading University

Urban Change- Chair; Jeremy Titchen, Exemplar.
Charles Scott- Sheppard Robson.
Nick Shattock – Deputy CEO, Quintain Estates.
Nick Gallent – Director of the MSc Spatial/International Planning at the Bartlett School, UCL.

Changing Frameworks-Chair Karen Rogers, BDP.
Alan Penn – Professor of Architectural and Urban Computing, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL.
Catherine Ward-Thompson – Research Professor, Edinburgh College of Art
Glen Bramley – Professor of Urban Studies, Heriot Watt University

Changing Materials- Chair David Fisk.
Chris Goodier – Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University
John Lyle – Mechanical/Structural Engineer, Arup

Changing Work Styles- Chair; John Worthington, DEGW.
Michael Harper – Gordon Ingram Associates.
Davida Hamilton – Director of Strategy, DEGW plc
Mark Walls – Asset Factor

FUTURES links.

13.30:Speed Dating.

FUTURES forums.

14.30:Cities and Urban Form,Chair- John Worthington, DEGW.
Rachel Cooper – Professor of Design, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University
Lynsey Hanley – Author of ‘Estates, An Intimate History.’

Value Creation, Chair- Elanor Warwick, CABE.
Julie Cowans – Julie Cowans Associates
Malcolm Allen – Place brands

Movement and Communications,Chair- David Fisk, Imperial College.
Robert Stewart- Director, YRM
Adam Marshall – Senior Researcher, Centre for Cities

15.40:David Bodanis.

For more information on this project and Futures Fair 08 contact buildingfutures@riba.org

More information

Futures Fair 07
Macdonald & Company
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