CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Materials and the Circular Economy 

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. This stage will consider the benefits of a circular economy and explores how the construction sector can dramatically reduce its consumption of raw materials and the generation of waste.

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  1. Start-ups from LWARB’s Advance London Advisory Programme are working to drive circular economy innovation in the built environment.

  2. A Circular Economy doesn’t just mean an economy, it means society as a whole. Transformations in attitudes and behaviours are driving or being driven by the circular idea; we explore the potential triumphs, the maybes and the definite downsides of circularity’s social impact.

  3. No material has ever revolutionised the way we live, work and produce to the extent of plastic – the miracle of the 1950s. Why is it such an amazing material, how is it stifling us, and what – if anything - we can do about it?

  4. In which some potentially provocative proposals about the pursuit of profit and productivity as opposed to stable, healthy and happy urban living are aired – remembering that such ideas are already being floated in the boardrooms of responsible companies and corporations.

  5. An analysis of exemplar projects from the worlds of architecture, design, and the circular economy supply chain reveals a range of strategies, some of the more practicable – and cheaper – than others.

  6. We drill down into existing and proposed models for urban circular economies and consider a whole new range of analytics and metrics.

  7. The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has identified that by 2036 a Circular Economy could provide London with net benefits of up to £7bn per annum, with up to 12,000 new jobs. How and where do we start making our cities circular, where is current best practice and what can we learn?

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What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

  • FOOTPRINT is the place to showcase how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of building projects. In tackling the climate crisis, these are the conversations we need to be having.
    Peter Kyle
    MP for Hove, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Despite the global impact of COVID-19 the UK property industry is resilient. FOOTPRINT will provide a forum for everyone to create a deliverable agenda for sustainable growth in the UK property market.
    Francis Hilton
    Pelican Developments
  • The construction sector has a huge role to play in enabling Local Authorities to meet ambitious carbon zero targets. I believe that FOOTPRINT will be the event that supports the creative discussions and working relationships required to achieve Zero Carbon living.
    Duncan Baker-Brown
    Architect, Lecturer at University of Brighton & Campaigner for Circular Economy
  • At last an event that addresses the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with the great location will make Footprint a huge success.
    Paul Monaghan Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
    Liverpool City Region Design Champion and founding member of Architects Declare
  • The idea of the jobs fair on the last day is brilliant. It's exactly what school and university leavers need, and as a CDO, I realise that finding high calibre candidates to work for your organisation is a hugely time absorbing process.
    Adam Brockley
    Founder of Scape Student Living
  • As we move to create the ‘new normal’ post Covid, we have an unprecedented opportunity to re-write the rules around our environmental impact on the planet, this conference does exactly that.
    Gavin Stewart
    Executive Director Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • FOOTPRINT is a hugely exciting opportunity to address the climate emergency which we all face as global citizens.
    James Blakey
    Planning Director Moda Living
  • FOOTPRINT has been set up to answer a need in the property market. We have all traipsed off to the South of France previously to meet up and discuss property issues. This is no longer a responsible action given the carbon footprint of getting there. Combined with the exit of Britain from the EU, we, in the UK market need to meet and discuss our national and international concerns. Footprint is set up to permit us to do this in an accessible, affordable and responsible way
    William Edgerley
    Director Edge Ahead Limited