This two-day summit showcases and celebrates cutting edge environmental design and enhancement, rural and urban sustainable dwelling, design and architecture for wellbeing and innovation projects co-created with communities that are impacting positively on sustainable community health and wellbeing across the lifespan in the UK and Europe.
Taking a problem-based approach, to tackle thorny economic, geopolitical and social issues of a lack of affordable housing, homelessness, fragmented social care, and intergenerational health care gaps, this two-day summit addresses the critical questions:
Over the two days enjoy opportunities to network with and hear from keynote speakers, participate in roundtable discussions, workshops and collaborative design activities. There will be prizes to take worthy collective innovation ideas to the next stage of development using a blockchain model.
Anyone committed to improving lives through environmental enhancement, rural and urban sustainable dwelling, design and architecture, community and health and wellbeing.
Students are a really important part of this initial event as they provide the potential leadership for the future and this provides an opportunity to network and co-design with environmental designers, architects, academics, healthcare leaders, policymakers, business and industry experts together.
Annabelle Filer – Architect and Cleantech Social Entrepreneur
Anthony Morgan – Master of Renewables and Director of the Carbon Free Group
Bryan Spooner – Director of the Carbon Free Group, Strategy & Development Lead at EdenLAB Ltd, Otok Ltd & Global Impacts Ltd.
Keith Morris – Leader of Dover District Council
Greg Chant-Hall – Chartered Sustainability Professional
Keith Harrison – Chief Executive of Action for Rural Communities in Kent
Kevin McGeough – Director of ‘Healthy New Town Programme’ at Ebbsfleet Garden City
Mary Rushton-Beales – Specialist in Lighting for Health and Wellbeing.
Stephen Hill – Public Interest Practitioner working in the commercial, governmental and non-profit housing sectors
The future starts here! Beginning with a series of urban case studies where things have been done differently and with great success in solving one or more of the key issues this summit sets out to address.
Collaborative rural innovation. Designing solutions together that we might then take forwards as projects.
There will be an opportunity to visit and engage with a live building, environment and design events and activities in the Pines Calyx Gardens on site and an evening BBQ with Bar and Live Entertainment on the 18th June. There will be guided visits around the Pines Calyx.
Local hotels available in the area that are recommended: The White Cliffs Hotel
Students are welcome to camp at the Kingsdown campsite: Kingsdown Camping