Talking, Sharing, Launching

My 2017 diary is shaping up with some great and exciting presentations & talks, sharing insights from FutuREstorative, introducing the Living Building Challenge, launching more collaboratives in the UK and launching RESTORE, our European COST restorative sustainability research programme. And more… Jan 11th Preston Sharing insights from FutuREstorative, Living Building Challenge along with healthy buildings topics such […]

Sustainability, Sharing and Success

Below is my keynote presentation given to the UCLan Teaching and Learning conference recently, where the theme of the conference was Sustainability, Sharing and Success. My keynote covered development of sustainability thinking, from the throwaway dreams and society  of the 1950’s to the circular economy, from the ubiquitous Brundtland definition to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, from […]

Towards New Innovative Collaborations

Our PPP Publication, “Towards New Innovative Collaborations” was recently released  and available via Amazon. Starting with a fabulous quote from Hannah Jones at Nike: ” innovations required to create the future won’t come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology.Not from governments. Not from business. But from all of us. We must harness […]

#PPPConf2013 – Industry Day to Explore Public Private Partnerships

Cover it Live blog for Days 1 and 2 now live here Are PPP’s the way forward for construction, energy, health, education, infrastructure and wellbeing projects? UCLAN are hosting an industry day with industry and academic thought leaders on the 20th March to address this question. This will form the third day of the three […]

Managing sustainability knowledge across social media.

After last weeks UCLAN Centre for Sustainable Development,  Social Media launch session I was asked how to ‘manage’ and ‘filter’ what you can learn and share across the world of social media sustainability.  It was not too easy to summarise in a few minutes on notepaper, so here is my ‘work flow’ and the five key applications used: Inwards […]

web tech construction

Do you know your Twitter from an Avatar, or RSS from a BIM? I am currently running an innovation circle for Construction Knowledge Exchange (CKE) looking at the use of web technology in construction at UCLAN.  The first session  took a lightning tour through communication, design and collaboration in the sector, from fax machines to […]

carbon trust standard

The Carbon Trust new certification acknowledges organisations that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions without using offsets. The Carbon Trust Standard certifies that an organisation has genuinely reduced its carbon footprint and is committed to making further reductions year on year. “Our research shows that not only do consumers currently mistrust business’ climate change claims, but […]

free event – best practice procurement and support

UCLAN will host the free Lancashire Best Practice Clubs event this Thursday 10th July.  Visitors to the event will be able to discuss with their clients and supply chain what elements of best practice in todays construction industry are important to them.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss best practice support with leading […]

green studies

People and Planet have published the 2008 Geen University league table which shows some good and surprising results. Top of the list, receiving ‘firsts’ is University of Gloucestershire, and the University I am now working with, UCLAN,(Uni of Central Lancashire) moves up 45 places to number 5.Last years winner Leeds met drops from 1 to […]

built environment events … coming soon

News of up and coming events which in some way isite / fairsnape are involved or participating in. Information and contact links are included below but please feel free to leave comments or contact here for more information, or indeed for help on accessing the online events (V indicates the event has virtual or online […]