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    Date: 25 Feb 2020
    Country: United Kingdom
    City/State: London
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BRE Trust Conference 2020 - Improving lives through a better built environment

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 25 Feb 2020 Location: United Kingdom (London) Venue: British Library Knowledge Centre

Hear from and meet leading experts discussing their work to deliver positive and measurable impacts on wellbeing, sustainability and resilience in the built environment.

The BRE Trust is a charitable foundation that supports research and education programmes designed to help deliver buildings and communities in which people can live well and achieve their goals. The BRE Trust Conference 2020 will be outlining the future focus of the company's research and education programme and looking for like-minded organisations to partner with to help address some of the 21st century’s biggest challenges.

One key area of focus for the conference is the BRE Trust humanitarian programme. The modern world faces some significant challenges, but with the right tools and resources to address them, the 21st century also promises great opportunities to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of people living in low-income, vulnerable contexts. At the conference, BRE Trust will be highlighting key elements of their programme through presentations from their partners in Catholic Relief Services, Article 25, and at Loughborough University, discussing collaborations focused on addressing some of the key issues facing the humanitarian sector, including:

  • More people, using more energy, living for longer

  • Rapidly growing urban population, especially in developing countries, where basic infrastructure and housing requirements are failing to keep up

  • Increasingly frequent and severe weather events and other disasters and a greater level of populations exposed to these threats

  • Unprecedented humanitarian need, despite higher levels of overseas development assistance and humanitarian aid committed than ever before

The BRE Trust wants to know how it can best support the humanitarian sector in improving the quality of the built environment globally. 

At the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to:

  • explore an Innovation Zone showcasing projects on global challenges such as increased urbanisation, the aging population and climate change,
  • see behind the scenes of the partnerships delivering this work,
  • discuss impact assessments made possible by new technologies and ways of working with data,
  • shape the BRE Trust’s future priorities and partnerships,
  • help to build a delivery network of organisations with shared goals that support the work of participant's organisations and the BRE Trust’s vision.

From supportive adaptation of homes for independent living, to sustainable and resilient post-disaster shelter, and to safer, more inclusive home, high street, and office conditions, the BRE Trust wants to support actors working to improve the built environment for all. Join the BRE Trust on the 25th February to find out more about their areas of work, including their humanitarian programme, the biophilic office project, independent living support, fire safety research, and much more.

Event website: https://www.bretrust.org.uk/events/bre-trust-conference-2020/



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