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Brighton net zero government

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Brighton Councillor Urges Central Government to be More Ambitious in Their Net Zero Policies and Delivery

Brighton Councillor Urges Central Government to be More Ambitious in Their Net Zero Policies and Delivery Brighton has shown their ambition as a community to become a carbon-neutral city by 2030. They have made significant strides in the battle toward Net-Zero, becoming the leading UK Net-Zero city. Brighton City Council believes that they will only achieve their carbon neutral ambitions when all city businesses, organisations, communities, residents and visitors work […]

todayAugust 15, 2022

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Brighton Leading the Way to a Net Zero Future

Brighton Leading the Way to a Net Zero Future According to multiple reports, Brighton appears to be the UK city that is leading the way to a Net Zero future. The seaside city in East Sussex has so far delivered on its promises to achieve the agenda which was set out by the UN’s Paris Agreement in 2015. A Brighton Chamber group known as ‘The Net Zero Champions’ was set […]

todayAugust 12, 2022

Constructive Voices Biodiverse City

Architecture

Biodiversity in the Built Environment

Globally the construction industry accounts for 40% (or 3 billion cubic tons) of raw materials into the economy every year. It is arguably one of the most resource-intensive and environmentally damaging industries in the world. While the focus in the industry has primarily been around decarbonisation and reaching net-zero carbon built environments, we cannot ignore the impact construction is having on biodiversity. Construction projects have the potential, and too often […]

todayMarch 15, 2022

Craig APPLEGATH Constructive Voices Article

Architecture

Craig Applegath and the Zero-Carbon Mass Timber Project

In 2022 Q2, we will be speaking to Craig Applegath, architect, urban designer, and zero-carbon building pioneer, on the Constructive Voices Podcast. Craig has an impressive career that has seen him internationally recognised for his design and advocacy of zero-carbon regenerative buildings and cities, as well as mass timber design. Training first as a biologist at the University of Toronto, before completing a Master's of Architecture in Urban Design at […]

todayMarch 8, 2022

Constructive Voices Resilient Cities

Architecture

Resilient Cities: How Can Cities Adapt for Climate Change Effects?

Globally we are seeing the catastrophic effects of climate change. With more frequent, more severe and previously unforeseen events, such as wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and drought, the need for resilient cities, and in particular infrastructure to be redesigned and/or rebuilt for climate resilience, could not be more apparent. What is a Resilient City? According to the OECD, Resilient cities are cities that have the ability to absorb, recover and prepare […]

todayMarch 4, 2022

Affordable Social Housing

Architecture

Episode 14: The Importance of Affordable Social Housing with Top Architect, James Mary O’Connor. Pete Talks to Steve About the Global Movement to the Countryside.

Henry Interviews Top Architect James Mary O'Connor Following one of our most important episodes to date, James Mary O'Connor, Principal-in-Charge at Moore Ruble Yudell, talks to Henry McDonald about the importance of affordable social housing and sustainability. We cannot be deciding whether I'm going to do the latest benchmark building here sustainably. I think it has to be the norm. Ithas to be the norm that we build sustainability.James Mary […]

todayOctober 11, 2021

Constructive Voices Gavin Tonnet utecture

Architecture

Episode Eleven: Gavin Tonnet of utecture on city-changing urban renewal projects and transformational virtual pre-construction technology. Pete The Builder talks about The Tool Revolution

Henry McDonald interviews Gavin Tonnet of utecture about city-changing urban renewal projects and transformational virtual pre-construction technology. Who is Gavin Tonnet? Gavin is a recognised expert and leader in the property space having created and led businesses for Mirvac, Leighton, Stockland and Japanese giant, Sekisui House. He was responsible for many significant city-changing urban renewal projects. He has been involved and led over USD$20b of major renewal. Some of those […]

todayAugust 25, 2021

Gavin Tonnet talks about city-changing urban renewal projects plus pre-visualisation

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Gavin Tonnet talks about city-changing urban renewal projects and transformational virtual pre-construction technology

Ahead of Gavin’s interview with Henry McDonald which will be broadcast on Episode 12 on 14th September, I caught up for a quick chat with Gavin Tonnet, CEO of utecture. What city-changing urban renewal projects have you been involved in? Involved and led over USD$20b of major renewal. Some of those that really changed and shaped city fabric and culture include: Sydney Olympic Village (Newington) SydneyWalsh Bay Redevelopment SydneyPerth City […]

todayAugust 17, 2021

Bristol & Bath Regional Capital Twitter Post

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Bristol & Bath Regional Capital make it onto NatWest’s Top 100 UK Social Enterprises 2021

In a stunning web presentation over at The Pioneer Post, Top 100 UK social enterprises revealed: NatWest SE100 2021. The top 100 includes British social enterprises that range from sustainable neighbourhoods to food that fights loneliness, to clothing brands and community cafés. Constructive Voices is covering those that relate to construction, place, community and sustainability in a series of news features. Bristol & Bath Regional Capital make it onto NatWest's […]

todayJuly 9, 2021

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