Webinars @ SocEnv: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings
27 Feb

27 Feb to 27 Feb

The fourth series of Webinars@SocEnv has the umbrella topic of "A Sustainable Built Environment". Three individual webinars for this series will provide cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer opportunities for environmental professionals and beyond.

We'll be hearing from Chartered Environmentalists from professional bodies, universities, major infrastructure projects and independent consultancies. Sub-topics under the umbrella theme will include professionalism in arboriculture, the role of research, materials for High Speed 2 (HS2) and SuDS.

While our CEnv speakers and those linked with their work are specialists in their field, they will provide the perspectives from different sectors, which makes for an interesting debate. Our FREE webinar series and episodes are available for all to attend, last for a maximum of one hour and use a simple platform for you to watch and engage with the speakers. Ideal for lunchtime learning for those in the UK or similar time zones.

Part 2: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings

An overview of the growing importance of healthy homes and buildings seeking to explain why chartered environmentalist need adopt a wider sustainable development view of professional practice. This presentation will argue that the battle for society is at the bottom housing tier with the need to raise up the many out of unfitness rather than creating dream homes for the wealthy. This section will also explain how practitioners can undertake research via a professional doctorate (DProf) balancing a career whilst being a researcher.

Andrew will be joined by two Anglia Ruskin University colleagues - Dr Maryam Imani and Professor Keith Jones - to provide further insight into their work as a research team and the role of research / Professional Doctorates (DProf) in tackling environmental issues. These two additional talks will focus on resilience-informed Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) management and the challenge of improving the resilience of the built environment to disaster events.

By Andrew D Thompson CEnv FRICS - Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying @ Anglia Ruskin University

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