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A research
workshop hosted
by University College London as part of the
Leverhulme International
Research Network on Eco-city Frameworks.

A workshop to explore the processes and outcomes of research into existing and emerging schemes for assessing and certificating the sustainability of new urban development (BREEAM, BREEAM Communities, LEED, HQE, etc).

Particular attention will be paid to the value of conceptual frameworks building on socio-technical studies and the implications for research methodologies. The potential of international comparisons will also be addressed.

Numbers are limited and participants will be invited to book a place through Eventbrite. Please contact [email protected] to be informed of the booking process.

10.00-10.30 Registration and refreshments
10.30-10.35 Welcome and introduction to the aims of the symposium Yvonne Rydin, UCL
10.35-11.00 Reviewing existing research on Sustainability Certification Schemes Lewis Sullivan, UCL
11.00-11.45 Discussion session Opening Discussant - Sarah Carey, British Land
11.45-12.00 Refreshment break
12.00-12.30 How might the role of Sustainability Certification Schemes be conceptualised? Yvonne Rydin, UCL
12.30-1.15 Discussion session Opening Discussant - Libby Schweber, Reading University
1.15-2.00 Lunch (Provided)
2.00-2.40 How can we research Sustainability Certification Schemes?

Shula Goudon, Ben Gurion University

Rachel Mullon, Universite Paris Est

2.40-3.30 Discussion session Opening Discussant - Martine Spinks, UCL (tbc)
3.30-3.45 Refreshment break
3.45-4.15
What can we expect from research on Sustainability Certification Schemes?

Simon Joss, University of Westminster

Cary Buchanan, BRE

Wouter de Zeeuw, IFSA

4.15-5.00 Discussion session
5.00 Close