The climate crisis, extreme weather and biodiversity loss pose threats to all people in all places across our world – today, now. How can we create resilient buildings and cities that protect people, nature and our planet? How can we reimagine human-made places, and the socio-economic systems that underpin them, to be part of a sustainable natural world?
In the monthly Sustainable Places online event series, we're hosting conversations to ignite new ideas and explore solutions to construct a sustainable world for everyone.
Each month we'll explore the latest ideas and research from The Bartlett's leading thinkers in the built environment field. We'll explore all aspects of the climate crisis and how it intersects with the built environment: from sustainability and green design to climate-adapted cities and housing.
- Environments for Mental Health
This online Inclusive Spaces explored the architecture of psychiatric buildings and the importance of involving end users in the design and planning of mental health care environments.
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Dr Evangelia Chrysikou: Associate Professor, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London (UCL)
Prof Helen Killaspy: Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Psychiatry, University College London (UCL) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Katherine Barrett: Co-Chair at Service User Research Fora, University College London (UCL)
- Housing for Resilient Ageing Communities
This online event explored how housing can help ageing communities to be more resilient to climate change.
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Niamh Murtagh: Principal Research Fellow, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London (UCL)
Jenny Pannell: Research Associate, University College London (UCL)
Alison Benzimra: Head of Research and Influence, United St Saviour’s Charity
Evelyn Callahan: Research Fellow, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London (UCL)
Alison Pooley: Research Fellow, University of Suffolk
- Place Inspired Architecture
This online panel discussion explored how rural architecture, design and craft can be inspired by their natural environment.
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Steve Johnson: Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Nick Gant: Co-Founder at Community21
Andy Trotman: Designer at Timberwright
Sal Wilson: Technical Environmental Design Tutor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
- Climate Adapted Cities
Urban green infrastructure can help cities worldwide to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change. In this event, our panel of experts discussed how biodiverse urban landscapes can be created and managed through new opportunities in employment, financing, communities and radical collaborations.
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Blanche Cameron: Environmental Design Lecturer, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Dusty Gedge: President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations, Founding Director of living roofs.org
John Little: biodiverse urban public realm landscapes innovator, Hilldrop wildlife gardens
Drew Davy: Senior Sustainability Insights Manager, Grosvenor Property UK
Jonathan Wates: Lead Trustee, Wates Family Enterprise Trust