Sustainable Regeneration: Café Conversation

10th November

‘Join our panel of guest speakers, blending the best of international and local experience, as we discuss the sustainable regeneration of Belfast City Centre. The panel consists of:

Sean Lockie – an international expert in sustainable cities who works for ARUP. He will be travelling all the way from from Venice and will also present at our green buildings breakfast on Thursday morning.
Michele Bryans, CEO of Eastside, who previously led the creation of the Connnswater Greenway, and is an expert in community led regeneration and active travel.
Gavan Rafferty – lecturer in spatial planning and development at Ulster University, who is also taking forward the Belfast Thrives research project with Belfast City Council to enhance liveability and well-being.
Christiaan Karelse – LQ BID regeneration manager who has been leading our public realm projects (including the parklet outside Pugs). Christiaan is a native of the Netherlands so will also bring an international perspective, and love of cycling, to the conversation.

New initiatives such as the “Bolder Vision” will be debated alongside the rollout of new parklets and public realm across the Linen Quarter. Other topics include:
How can we realistically achieve modal shift towards sustainable and active transport? How do we overcome higher development costs to deliver more sustainable buildings? With so many disparate stakeholders how do we achieve buy-in for sustainable regeneration in a fair and inclusive way? The discussions will be informal with a high level of audience participation. Complimentary pizza will be served half way through and drinks are available to purchase at the bar.

Sustainable Regeneration: Café Conversation

10th November

5pm - 7pm | Pug Uglys

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.