Sustainable communities

Here you can find learning materials for everything related to designing low carbon, healthy biodiverse, and climate resilient communities. This includes best practice planning for non car dependent communities, designing for density, reducing flood risk, integrating biodiversity into a planned or existing development. The content includes, webinars, reading materials and other resources. We will continually add materials as these come available so check back again soon if you cannot find what you want.

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Biodiversity

Designing for ecological enhancement

Will Woodrow, Woodrow Sustainable Solutions

How do we positively enhance new residential development to have a positive ecological impact. What needs to be considered? What are the options and what does best practice look like?

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Nature & Biodiversity | Course Mail

This Course Mail will introduce the importance of restoring nature and biodiversity in the built environment, not just for the intrinsic value but in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, promote the health and wellbeing of people and create long lasting socio-economic value.

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Social Value

Delivering Social Value: Measurement

The measurement of social value in the built environment is a rapidly evolving area of practice. It has become a vital part of communicating and committing to social value creation across the development lifecycle. This document is designed to demystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places.

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Planning

Regeneration - Liveable Zero Carbon Places

Explore the role of regeneration in creating positive energy districts and recreating healthy walkable neighbourhoods. Speakers: Brent Toderian, TODERIAN UrbanWORKS Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen, Carbon Neutral Helsinki, John Moran, LDA and Rosie Webb, LCC

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A Vision for Multifamily in Ireland

The need for a variety of housing types including higher density developments may become a component in solving our current housing crisis. This webinar takes a close look at multifamily buildings to consider how such developments could provide increased access to communal sustainable forms of transport and create more sustainable communities. Speakers include: Global Apartment Advisors, Niall Montgomery & Partners Landscape & Architecture, Zipp Mobility, Lioncor and Urban Agency Architects

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