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City Vision Workshop With Peter Head Lecture

Edinburgh Architectural Association

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 17:00 to 20:30 (BST)

City Vision Workshop With Peter Head Lecture

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
RIAS and EAA Members
3d 12h 8m £18.27 £1.73
Non Member
Non RIAS Members
3d 12h 8m £27.70 £2.30
Student - ESALA & RIAS Student Members   more info 3d 12h 8m Free £0.00
Concession   more info 3d 12h 8m £8.86 £1.14

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Event Details

Peter Head Lecture
Vision for Edinburgh Workshop
31st May 2017

Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA

With contributions from associated professionals including:
Prof. Sue Roaf FRIAS, James Hobson MCIWM FRSA, Dennis Rodwell FRIAS and David Leslie OBE.


Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Time: 5.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Project Room 1.06, Univerity of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JY
Cost: £20 Members, £30 Non Members, £10 Concession,
Students Free*
Registration from 4.30pm, Price includes Tea/Coffee and fresh Scones

Please note the start time is now 5pm not 4.30pm as previously advertised.

In the third of a series of new lectures and workshops the EAA welcomes Peter Head, an engineer who is a recognized global leader in the implementation of resilient and sustainable city development.
The aim of Peter’s lecture and workshop is to bring forward and consolidate the developing visions for Edinburgh in 2050 and to map out a practical implementation process, including how financing and decision making could move forward through a collaborative process.
Following Peter’s session there will be contributions from local professionals, consultants and groups, leading on to a workshop which will look at the visioning for Edinburgh, and how we can collectively contribute and support change to make a better future.

Message from Gloria Lo - EAA CPD Convener

In celebrating James Craig New Town 250th anniversary. we ask ourselves what are we, the current generation, going to leave the next century? Are we planning a better future? Or are we just muddling along?
We need all to put our thoughts together coherently, and in working together, make a Vision for Edinburgh, so that we can look forwards towards a better planned and designed future, a sustainable future that takes care of our culture and heritage of many directions. This forum the EAA is leading the way for, asks that we put our professional knowledge to good use, make partnerships across the city with all other related professions and colleagues, and make our input heard and put into action.
These sessions have an eminent speaker and consultants to inspire and discuss all our ideas and thoughts in workshop format, put all of it on the table for a collation into a coherent strategy or charrette that can be submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council. I have tied up with the City of Edinburgh Council Chief Executive office to feed directly into their City Vision, and with the good will of Planning Transportation and all other departments of the Council, the efforts and input of our workshops will not be just talk, but put into action.
Please do therefore join us, it is a CPD worth taking time out of work for!


Speaker Biographies

Peter Head
Peter is a civil and structural engineer who has become a recognised world leader in major bridges, advanced composite technology and in sustainable development in cities and regions. He led the planning work for the new Queensferry Crossing. In 2008 he was named by the Guardian Newspaper as one of 50 people that could 'save the planet'. He was cited by Time magazine in 2008 as one of 30 global eco-heroes and has been one of CNN's Principle Voices. In 2011 he was awarded the CBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to Civil Engineering and the Environment.
In April 2011 he left Arup to set up The Ecological Sequestration Trust, a Charity which has brought together the world's top scientists, engineers, economists, financiers, health, ecology and other specialists to create, demonstrate and scale a CHEER (Collaborative Human-Ecological-Economics-Resource systems) GIS platform to enable city regions all over the world to plan, design and implement inclusive resilient growth using low carbon urban-rural development approaches which are energy, water and food secure.The first prototype has been demonstrated in Accra Ghana in 2016 for WASH and Peter now plans to scale the platform use globally to support SDG delivery using Roadmap 2030. A demonstration region in Stirling Scotland is being developed.

Peter is visiting professor in sustainable systems engineering at University of Bristol.

Sue Roaf

Sue is a professor at Herriot Watt University where she began teaching at Heriot Watt in 2007 in the School of the Built Environment. Prior to this Sue
practiced for a number of years on the design of housing, schools, hospitals and town planning.

She is best known as a designer for her Oxford Ecohouse which was the first UK building with an integrated photovoltaic roof. She is an award winning designer, teacher and author and is Co-Chair of TIA, the international Teachers in Architecture organisation and Co-Chair of the Westminster Carbon Counting Group. She has also chaired a number of International Conferences

James Hobson

James is the waste management sector lead for BuroHappold Engineering. Based in Edinburgh, he leads a specialist team of consultants and engineers who work to develop waste management solutions for new developments and cities around the world. Working with architects, city planners and city operators he designs material flow plans and is currently assessing systems to integrate circular economy based solutions into the built environment.

Dennis Rodwell

Dennis Rodwell, is an architect-planner. He works internationally in the field of cultural heritage, focused on the promotion and achievement of best practice in the management of historic sites and cities of all dates and periods up to and including present day. Previously a principal in private practice as a conservation architect, he has also served in local government posts as conservation officer, urban designer, project manager and principal planner, and successfully promoted the rescue of a number of historic buildings at risk. He writes and publishes widely on the theme of conservation and sustainability in historic cities and is recognised as the leading architect-planner specialist in the field.


David Leslie

David is Chief Planning Officer with the City of Edinburgh Council and has worked with the Council in various roles for more than 25 years. In his current role he leads on the preparation of the city's development plan and associated spatial policies. He is chair of the SES plan project board for the strategic planning of Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland area. He has been involved in many aspects of planning reform at national level. He was a founder of Planning Aid for Scotland and his role in championing community engagement in planning was recognised with the honour of an OBE for services to Planning more than 10 years ago.


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Project Room 1.06, University of Edinburgh
50 George Square
EH8 9JY Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 17:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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