June 18th, 2012
London Festival of Architecture panel discussion – Sponsored by Dunbar & Boardman
Tuesday 19th June, welcome drinks 6.30pm - Jarvis Suite, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
This prestigious Article 25 panel discussion taking place at the Royal Institute of British Architects as part of the London Festival of Architecture will examine the role that the UK built environment industry plays in overseas development.
In a world that is becoming increasingly urban and populous, architects and other built environment professionals are well placed to use their specialist knowledge and skills to influence development policy and help communities better prepare for and recover from disasters. Despite this their expertise is largely lacking for mainstream international development practice.
This event aims to explore why this is the case, challenge the status quo, and begin to address this issue by asking:
- Why aren’t built environment professionals more often engaged in overseas development?
- How can built environment professionals help achieve development objectives? How do we assess the quality of this contribution?
- How can UK built environment professionals more effectively influence development policy?
- How can we raise the profile of the impact built environment professionals have in international development?
- How do we address the wider issue of long-term funding availability for international development projects?
An opening address will be delivered by Tom Gunner, Government Spokesperson for UKspace with some insights into the challenges and prospects for international development. Tis will be followed by a panel debate of distinguished speakers chaired by Sunand Prasad (PPRIBA). Speakers include:
- David Sanderson, Director of CENDEP, Oxford Brookes
- Camillo Boano, Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, UCL
- John Norton, President, Development Workshop France
- Graham Saunders, Head of Shelter, International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Entry free but booking is essential.
Please email Jessica Toale to reserve your place.