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Event Schedule

3 March 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA: Building support for regeneration

Even where political support for regeneration flourishes, local residents may be reluctant to embrace change. Where are the best examples of local authority officers and members aligning and bringing local people on a journey to successful regeneration? How have they built overwhelming public support?

In this respect, the pandemic had two significant impacts that are likely to endure: firstly, the way digital consultation enables previously unheard populations to connect to the planning process; and secondly, how enforced working from home encourages people to engage with their local environment in new and profound ways. But are these entirely forces for progress?

Join this webinar to discover:

• Where consultation has mobilised proponents rather than marginalising opponents
• How to work positively with opponents of change
• Tools, approaches and language that build public support

Confirmed speakers:
• Kate Ellis, Strategic Director-Major Developments, City of Lincoln Council
• Councillor Simon Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development, London Borough of Waltham Forest
• Councillor Kelsie Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management, Winchester City Council

Watch the webinar
22 March 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask TVoA: Cllr Lewis Cocking, Leader, Broxbourne Council and Hertfordshire Growth Board member

Broxbourne is “punching above its weight for investment”, with plans for new film studios, business parks, 1,500 homes and town centre revitalisation in Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and other district centres. Has Covid-19 delayed delivery – or have new ways of living simply made Broxbourne a more inviting prospect for investment? Join this live interview with Broxbourne Council leader, councillor Lewis Cocking, to find out.

We’ll be asking councillor Cocking about his wish list for Broxbourne; the challenges he faces in delivering recovery, growth and development in Broxbourne; and his advice to potential development partners. We’ll also seek to paint a picture of the man behind the vision for the borough: who and what has influenced his views on growth? What were the watershed moments that defined these views? And what are his personal passions and pastimes that shape his leadership?

Take your chance to submit a question and join the interview: use the ‘Questions and Comments’ form below to submit your questions for the leader and get ready to be called onto the screen to Ask The Voice of Authority…

Watch the interviewWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
31 March 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA: How sustainable is council housing development?

An estimated 20,249 new homes were delivered by local authorities directly over the last year, according to research by UCL. And that number is rising, with 83% of councils owning housing companies and 72% operating joint ventures to deliver new homes. The numbers are increasingly impressive. But what of the quality? In the year of the Becontree estate’s centenary, what will council housing built today look like a hundred years from now?

The Climate Emergency looms large in this discussion: how are sustainability agendas driving council developments? What measures and governance are involved to avoid “greenwashing” and sustain or improve the environment? Are technologies such as heat pumps and electric charging infrastructure effective solutions for the long term?

Join this webinar to discover:

• Where the bar is being set for sustainable design
• How councils are making housebuilding skills and materials supplies sustainable
• If councils are making effective use of the MMC industry

Featuring:

• Joanne Drew, Housing and Regeneration Director, Enfield Council
• Cllr Tom Renhard, Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, Bristol City Council
• James Briggs, Managing Director, Sixty Bricks
• Luke Tozer, director, Pitman Tozer Architects
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)

Watch the webinarPitman Tozer Architects
7 April 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

TVoA: The challenges and opportunities of development in a circular economy

The “circular economy” approach captures two of the highest priorities of growth: firstly, designing for minimum waste and maximum reuse of resource; and, secondly, ensuring that local communities and culture are preserved and benefit from development. So how are different places balancing those aims – and how successfully?

A successful economy rests on a successful spectrum of employers – and that in turn requires a range of skills and commercial space to flourish. If the market isn’t delivering, how far can councils go? What role can procurement play? And how can circular city economies ensure they remain accessible to outlying market towns and districts?

Join this webinar to discover:

• If growth ambitions can be matched with climate and social requirements

• The role of local authorities in driving a circular economy

• How transport, waste and power infrastructure can shape sustainable economies

Featuring:

• Susan Robbins, Corporate Head of Economy and Community, Winchester City Council
• Dr Adam Read, President, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
• Cllr Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Lewes District Council
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)

Watch the webinar
10 May 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask TVoA: Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Housing and Development, London Borough of Islington

Councillor Diarmaid Ward has called for a “radical shift” in the London Borough of Islington to “really effect change and create strong communities where people feel safe and a sense of belonging”. Having “built or supported the delivery of over 800 new genuinely affordable homes”, the council will “turbocharge the building of new genuinely affordable, low carbon homes”, with plans for over 1,900 genuinely affordable homes, including 550 new council homes for rent by 2022 – “the biggest new build programme in Islington for a generation”.

The council has bought 180 homes for TA, and “recovered 584 properties through investigating tenancy fraud and illegal occupation”. And now its “new generation” scheme provides priority access to new homes for the children of current residents.

But with 40% of the borough’s population in social housing, and 3,000 overcrowded households, there is a long way to go. How positive is Councillor Ward about the progress the council is making, and about the art of the possible given the restrictions and challenges presented by Covid-19, funding cuts and the growing cost of living crisis? And how is “working from home” affecting the commercial development of this inner London borough?

Join us at 11am on the 10 May to hear how Councillor Ward is meeting these challenges to providing “a home for all” and discover the interests, influences and ambitions of the man behind the borough’s housing and development strategy.

Join us for a wide-ranging and lively interview. And take your chance to submit a question: use the ‘Questions and Comments’ form when you register to submit your questions for the leader and get ready to be called onto the screen to Ask The Voice of Authority…

Join our members hub for exclusive contentWith Carter Jonas, GLE and London Square Partners
12 May 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

3Fox Presents… National Association of Construction Frameworks on “How public sector procurement is moving towards Net Zero”

It’s time to take action that counts.

A webinar describing how public sector procurement is evolving to maximise the reduction of carbon in new build, and how the construction industry is innovating in response.

Construction has a massive part to play in resolving the biggest crises we face. The building, operation and maintenance of the built environment accounts for 45% of total UK carbon emissions. Climate change cannot be tackled without the full involvement of construction and active behavioural change.

The public sector – with control over 26% of construction work, worth over £30 billion a year – can drive real change. But it is difficult to translate a climate emergency policy into the physical delivery of a care programme, leisure centre or housing stock. Through its new Carbon Code, the National Association of Construction Frameworks will help clients achieve just that.

Join this webinar to discover:
• Case studies of schools, workspace and leisure facilities built with dramatic carbon savings
• Analysis of practical measures and tools to procure towards net zero – including through SME contractors and supply chains
• Understanding of how the right collaborative relationships can deliver sustainable developments
Attend to gain access to exclusive material detailing these and dozens more case studies of the public and private sectors collaborating to drive towards net zero procurement.

Featuring
• Sara Barnes, Preconstruction & Marketing Manager, Interclass
• Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC, University of Cambridge
• Chris Clarke, NACF Environmental Lead
• Emma Bull, NACF Environmental Lead
• Gavin Marshall, Sustainable Procurement Manager, Orbis Procurement
• Toby Fox, Managing Director, 3Fox (chair)

Recording coming soonNational Association of Construction Frameworks
26 May 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

3Fox Presents… Built environment growth companies: secrets of their success

The pandemic was a catastrophe for many businesses, but some in the built environment avoided the worst: once government excluded construction sites from lockdown, confidence flowed back through the industry. For some, the last year has been the most productive ever.

However, even for these success stories, strains are emerging. While materials and supplies shortages may be a significant but temporary challenge, skills and labour scarcities are a more critical problem. And remote working is making absorbing and upskilling staff more difficult.

Join this webinar to discover:

• What lessons can we learn from the lockdown success stories?
• What fuelled their progress and can it be sustained?
• How will the overcome temporary and permanent changes to our ways of working?

Featuring

• Pat Hayes, managing director, Be First
• Caroline Todd, head of people and culture, Civic Engineers
• Toby Fox, managing director, 3Fox (chair)
More to be announced

Learn more and registerRapport 3
30 June 202211:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Voice of Authority and the London Construction Programme webinar: “Improving mental health in the construction industry”

As we launched this webinar, Mental Health Awareness Week was drawing to a close, let’s make sure our awareness lasts more than just a week… Even before the pandemic, men in the construction industry were three times more likely to commit suicide than those in other sectors, according to the Chartered Institute of Building. With the highest rate of suicide of any profession, 700 a year, one in seven workers have known a colleague who has taken their own life. A shocking 87% reported anxiety and 70% depression. And Covid-19 only increased those stress levels.

This isn’t an exclusively male problem but ONS statistics show one woman’s suicide for every 140 by men, despite women comprising around 11% of the workforce.

Prioritising mental health and wellbeing in the construction sector will save lives and improve overall safety. And as well as the moral and legal imperatives, improving mental health will boost productivity at a time when labour shortages are pressing.

While many, if not most, built environment organisations implemented wellbeing measures during the pandemic, how effective have they been? What measures have worked? And as pressures on the public sector continue to build, what lessons can be learned client-side?

Join this webinar to discover:

• What contractors are doing to address the mental health of their workforce
• How clients have a responsibility to support and promote mental health and how procurement strategies can contribute
• What strategies and initiatives have demonstrably improved mental health

Speakers to be announced.

Learn more and registerLondon Construction Programme

Creating credibility

A digital subscription platform for views, opinions and opportunities to debate and discuss the big issues with the UK’s public sector leaders.

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Trusted to make connections

A digital and event platform that enables councils to promote development opportunities and delivers one to one meeting with developers.

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Create your own

Bespoke events, production and marketing support for councils and selected partners in the development sector.

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