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Jan 13

Sustainable building: design and placemaking in a post-Covid world

January 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

BEGINS the event blurb: “The current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and its social, economic and environmental impacts has brought to the fore the importance of design and placemaking in creating infrastructure, places and buildings that will allow us to be prepared for, and make us less vulnerable to, future pandemics or crises.

“As the built environment sector innovates to overcome these challenges, there will be a remarkable number of opportunities when creating new buildings or retrofitting those that we already have, creating new places and rebuilding the economy.

“This has been reflected in the new Programme for Government, with a £100m Green Jobs Fund, the investment of £275m for the regeneration of communities and town centres and £500m to be invested in Active Travel infrastructure over five years (£100m to be spent in 2020/21) and the Infrastructure Investment Plan which amounts to £24bn over five years and includes investment to de-carbonise business, industry and buildings, the provision of new health facilities, schools and homes.”