Future Plymouth 2030 is a series of webinars exploring collaborative pathways to achieve low carbon, sustainable development in our city, and providing a platform for knowledge exchange and collaborative action.
With buildings currently contributing the largest proportion of Plymouth's greenhouse gas emissions (at 31%), the Built Environment community is coming together to work towards the city's climate declaration goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.
Join us to hear the latest research, industry developments
and case studies. Webinars will include speakers from the University represented from areas including architecture, building engineering, creative industries, science communication, power electronics, geography and environmental science.
The second season of webinars will cover topics such as future energy, transport, local environment and flooding, climate change education, adaptive re-use of cities, and embodied energy.
Led by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in partnership with Stride Treglown Architects, the University’s Sustainable Earth Institute, Low Carbon Devon and Plymouth City Council – and supported by a host of construction companies and professional institutes – Future Plymouth 2030 has earned praise for the way it has focused on key issues relating to low carbon futures. This has included a host of awards nominations, including two shortlistings at Constructing Excellence South West 2021, and a further three in the Plymouth Business Awards so far.
Register now to take part in this topical series of toolkit talks and debate, to learn, share and take practical steps towards the city's 2030 carbon neutral goal!
Wednesday 26 January 2022 | Structural and civil engineering solutions to the climate emergency [NEW DATE]
Jonathan Derwent, Director at Hydrock Engineering will kindly be sharing his thoughts on Sustainable Structures and the important role that engineers have to play in that responsibility. Jack Walker, Chair of the Plymouth ICE committee will share recent investigations into Low Carbon and Ultra Low Carbon Concrete and its availability locally, and Andrew Waugh, Director at Waugh Thistleton Architects will talk to us about their success in producing beautiful, sustainable buildings using timber structurally, even for multi-storey solutions!
Wednesday 16 February 2022 | Futureproof housing: addressing the 'triple bottom line' [NEW DATE]
- Speaker: Phoebe MacDonald, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Advisor at RIBA
Wednesday 9 March 2022 | The biodiversity emergency and nature-based solutions (NbS) [NEW DATE]
Wednesday 23 March 2022 | Reduce reuse and recycle: how are we dealing with our waste?
Wednesday 6 April 2022 | Future electricity use and generation [NEW DATE]
Wednesday 27 April 2022 | How is the planning reform going to help climate change?
Wednesday 11 May 2022 | Net zero carbon futures from a creative perspective [NEW TITLE]
Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Resolving transport issues for a sustainable future [NEW DATE]