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Venue: Room 517, Bartlett School of Planning, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB GB

This workshop is jointly hosted by University College London (Bartlett School of Planning) and the University of Westminster (International Eco-Cities Initiative), as part of the Leverhulme International Network Tomorrow’s City Today.

The collaborative research initiative, which involves eight partners globally, aims to compare and analyse conceptual, policy and practical approaches to urban sustainability through various indicators, standards and frameworks.In this first of three workshops hosted in the UK in 2013-2014, we will take stock of recent developments in research, policy and practice across Britain.

This will include reviewing recent research (from different academic perspectives) on the conceptualisation and application of indicators and frameworks for urban sustainability, and considering current policy initiatives as well as practical developments.

An important aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers, policy specialists and practitioners with a view to building research capacity and encourage networking on the ground.

ConvenorsYvonne Rydin (UCL), Simon Joss & Daniel Tomozeiu (University of Westminster                                                                                                                                                                            

9.30

Registration and tea/coffee

 

10.00

Welcome & Introductions

Yvonne Rydin

10.15

Overview

Indicators, standards and frameworks for urban sustainability: concepts & global trends

Simon Joss

10.45

Academic perspective 1

Sustainability appraisal of urban growth strategies: the SOLUTIONS project

Gordon Mitchell

University of Leeds

11.15

Academic perspective 2

Developing an integrated sustainability assessment toolkit

Malcolm Horner

University of Dundee

11.45

Q & A session / plenary discussion

 

12.30

Lunch

 

13.30

Academic perspective 3

Incorporating sustainability indicators into local governance

Nancy Holman

London School of Economics

14.00

Policy perspective 1

London’s Quality of Life Indicators

Paul Toyne

London Sustainable Development Commission

14.30

Q & A session / plenary discussion

 

15.15

Policy perspective 2

BREEAM Communities

Helen Pineo

BRE Global

15.45

Policy perspective 3

Bringing transit-oriented development to the UK

Stephen Joseph

Campaign for Better Transport

16.15

Roundtable discussion

All speakers

17.00

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