This two-day summit showcases and celebrates cutting edge environmental design and enhancement, rural and urban sustainable dwelling, design and architecture for wellbeing and innovation projects co-created with communities that are impacting positively on sustainable community health and wellbeing across the lifespan in the UK and Europe.
Taking a problem-based approach, to tackle thorny economic, geopolitical and social issues of a lack of affordable housing, homelessness, fragmented social care, and intergenerational health care gaps, this two-day summit addresses the critical questions:
How do we create new vibrant communities; places to live, work and thrive together?
New places that tackle the thorny issues of a lack affordable housing and homelessness, fragmented social care and the gaps in healthcare from the outset.
How do we work more creatively to co-design and build communities that work for the residents, businesses, and people that live there?
What new business models do we need to encourage social enterprise generated by the communities themselves to sustain their own innovation and creative capital?
Over the two days enjoy opportunities to network with and hear from keynote speakers, participate in roundtable discussions, workshops and collaborative design activities. There will be prizes to take worthy collective innovation ideas to the next stage of development using a blockchain model.
Building capacity for sustainable community wellbeing providing examples of urban and rural innovation
Building Design and Architecture - showcasing sustainable dwelling projects and cooperative housing model
Ecological design, making places greener
Enabling development of creative innovation catalysts for the future working with commercial sector and industry.
Anyone committed to improving lives through environmental enhancement, rural and urban sustainable dwelling, design and architecture, community and health and wellbeing.
Students are a really important part of this initial event as they provide the potential leadership for the future and this provides an opportunity to network and co-design with environmental designers, architects, academics, healthcare leaders, policymakers, business and industry experts together.
Members of the public
Health professionals – public and private sector
Social care providers
Housing development/residential planners
Social entrepreneurs and innovators
Voluntary and community workers
Artists, architects, and designers
University academics and leaders
Digital technology and social media experts
Annabelle Filer - Architect and Cleantech Social Entrepreneur
Anthony Morgan - Master of Renewables and Director of the Carbon Free Group
Keith Morris - Leader of Dover District Council
Greg Chant-Hall - Chartered Sustainability Professional
Keith Harrison - Chief Executive of Action for Rural Communities in Kent
Kevin McGeough - Director of ‘Healthy New Town Programme’ at Ebbsfleet Garden City
Mary Rushton-Beales - Specialist in lighting for health and wellbeing.
Stephen Hill - Public Interest Practitioner working in the commercial, governmental and non-profit housing sectors
The future starts here! Beginning with a series of urban case studies where things have been done differently and with great success in solving one or more of the key issues this summit sets out to address.
Collaborative rural innovation. Designing solutions together that we might then take forwards as projects.
There will be an opportunity to visit and engage with a live building, environment and design events and activities in the Pines Calyx Gardens on site and an evening BBQ with Bar and Live Entertainment on the 18th June. There will be guided visits around the Pines Calyx.
Local hotels available in the area that are recommended: The White Cliffs Hotel
Students are welcome to camp at the Kingsdown campsite: Kingsdown Camping
Monday the 18th of June 2018 at 9:00am.
Tuesday the 19th of June 2018 at 4:30pm.
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