FREE ATTENDANCE FOR ALL
You are invited to register for:
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon resilient city-region development
Prof Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA
Also including the LCEC AGM 2021 and an update from Alison Nicholl, Head of national Constructing Excellence
Tuesday 12 January 2021, 5:30pm,
This event will be held online using Zoom
(Invitations will be emailed 24 hours before the event)
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During this presentation Peter will bring us all up-to-speed with the work to create the investment for resilient city-region development in general, and specifically the impact the current pandemic has had upon it.
Even if COVID-19 pandemic had not have happened, across the globe cities in the 21st century were facing new, complex, and challenging conditions that require resilience and adaptation to the impacts of environmental and social change.
The debate on cities can no longer focus on whether urbanisation will be an issue - it already is!
Instead, we must focus on how we manage large and evolving urban-rural hubs and networks in the future and support opportunities for sustainable urban development.
Peter Head, who presented to LCEC on these issues during 2018, has long been a champion of sustainable development and this has led to him establishing the Ecological Sequestration Trust in 2011.
Peter Head A visiting professor at both Bristol University and University of Westminster, he is revered by the world’s media as a global eco-hero and one of the people who could, “save the planet”. A civil and structural engineer, recognised as a world leader in major bridges, advanced composite technology and sustainable development in cities and regions, Peter held senior global Director responsibilities for Maunsell, AECOM and Arup, working on projects across the world, including major private finance initiative infrastructure projects for governments.
Peter, who was awarded the CBE in 2011, received the Sir Frank Whittle medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his lifetime contribution to environmental innovation. More recently he was appointed to the implementation Advisory Board of the UN Sendai Framework, to support Sustainable Development Goals.