“Future Circular Cities – Making it Real”. Developing the Business Case for Sustainable Cities - A Circular Cities Conference for Practitioners
24th Jan 2019, Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough.
Opportunity Peterborough (OP) and Peterborough City Council are jointly holding a conference 24th Jan 2019 to bring together practitioners in the fields of Circular Economy (CE) and Future Cities (FC), to share ideas and experience and develop the business case for circular, sustainable cities. This will be an event to inspire, learn, share, network and collaborate and will develop future pathways to successful implementation.
Opportunity Peterborough (OP) and Peterborough City Council (PCC) will be holding the above conference at the BREEAM “Very Good” rated Allia Future Business Centre in Peterborough to bring together practitioners in the fields of Circular Economy and Future Cities. The aim is to share ideas and experience and kick-start the development of a business case for circular, sustainable cities. The conference is aimed at UK and international town and city representatives, businesses and third sector organisations.
If you are interested in participating, register here!
Tea coffee and lunch provided - please indicate any dietary needs.
Limited parking onsite , and many local car parks. For more information click here!
Morning Session: Practical Approaches to City Scale Circular Economy.
9:30 – 10:00
Registration, networking tea and coffee.
10:00 – 10:15
Opening of the Event.
10:15 – 10:30
Welcome and Introductions
“Circular Economy at City Scale” – setting the scene.
Leader/Cabinet Member (tbc) -Peterborough City Council.
Trevor Gibson (OP) and Charlotte Palmer (PCC)
9:45 – 10:10
KEYNOTE: The Circular Economy Context and Challenge. Value Chain and investment.
Prof Khaled Soufani, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability. (University of Cambridge)
10:10 – 10:30
“Circular Economy - City Scale Overview” – research findings.
Innovate UK Ross Burton
10:30 – 10:50
“The London experience – LWARB”
Wayne Hubbard, LWARB
“The Eindhoven experience”
Anthony van de Ven, Brainport Eindhoven
11:10 – 11:30
Tea and Coffee
11:30 – 11:50
“The Circular Peterborough Approach”.
Jim Harvey (OP)
11:50 – 12:10
“The Welsh Experience” - Upstream approaches to the Circular Economy.
Dr Katie Beverley, Cardiff PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Dr Rhys Charles, Swansea University
The BRE experience
Gilli Hobbs, BRE
12:30 – 13:00 Plenary Session 1: Transforming practice into novel, disruptive approaches to accelerate progress.
Facilitator tbc. Table based, facilitated session.
13:00 – 14:00
Afternoon Session: Developing the business case; from theory to implementation
“A Holistic Approach to Large Scale Circular Economy Initiatives.” (Case Study)
“UK and EU Circular City Best Practice”.
Catherine Weetman – Rethink Solutions and Peter Desmond Brighton and Hove Circular Economy Club
14:40 – 15:30
Shape Session 2: Rethinking our approaches – from theory to implementation at city scale.
Run by Peter Desmond and Catherine Weetman. Table based, facilitated session.
Tea and coffee
The Small Giants collaboration initiative and Circular City Toolkit Concept. The role of city networks and leading the way Q&A
Trevor Gibson, Opportunity Peterborough
Scotland - A National Focus on Circular Economy
Cheryl Robb – Zero Waste Scotland
16:40 – 17:00
Summary of the event outputs, closing remarks,
Charlotte Palmer (PCC)
Allia Future Business Centre
PE2 8AN Peterborough