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Thursday, May 2 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
REthinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy: The RESTORE Project

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Sustainable buildings and facilities are critical to a future that is socially just, ecologically restorative, culturally rich and economically viable within the climate change context. Despite over a decade of strategies and programmes, progress on built environment sustainability fails to address these key issues. Consequently, the built environment sector no longer has the luxury of being incrementally less bad, but, with urgency, needs to adopt net-positive, restorative sustainability thinking to incrementally do ‘more good’.

This session will focus on the work that the COST RESTORE project has been achieving in Europe over the last two years to accelerate the adoption and awareness of restorative buildings. The session will review research, collaboration and projects that have emerged from this partnership of 130 organizations and institutions. The panellists will elaborate also on how the Living Building Challenge can bring restorative principles to building projects through this Action across Europe.

(COST is an EU-funded programme that enables researchers to set up their interdisciplinary research networks in Europe and beyond.)

The audience will be provided with three brief visual and oral presentations, introducing innovative elements of discussion. The following debate among the presenters will give the opportunity to go more in detail, with focus on the feasibility of the solutions envisioned. Moreover, an adequate space will be done for questions and answers from the audience, to stimulate new way of thinking and approaches, and critical contributions useful for the understanding of the described scenario.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.25 LFA credits
  • 1.25 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Carlo Battisti

Sustainable Innovation Manager, Chair COST Action RESTORE, EURAC Research
Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies. Master in Management and Organizational Development at MIP International Business School. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited... Read More →
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Martin Brown

Sustainability Provocateur and Consultant, Fairsnape
A "Sustainability Provocateur", Martin is founder of Fairsnape and has over 40 years' experience within the built environment sector, within project management, businesses. Martin's latest book, "FutuREstorative: Working Towards a New Sustainability" furthers the debate on new sustainability... Read More →
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Emanuele Naboni

Associate Professor of Sustainable Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Emanuele is Associate Professor of Sustainable Design at KADK. He is involved is involved in several European and International funded projects. He is visiting a visiting professor at EPFL in Lausanne. Previously, he was for years researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Willapa Room #512