Preliminary Programme Unveiled for Healthy City Design Congress

The annual event, which includes Ryder as a sponsor, will take place virtually between 30 November and 3 December.

The theme of the conference is ‘Designing Resilient Communities’.  This has long been an increasingly prevalent issue, due to climate change and urbanisation, which has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several Ryder colleagues have contributed white papers, drawing on experience and learnings from projects which embody healthy communities, and will present during the five day event.

These include:

1 November at 10:45 (GMT)

Philip Miller, senior architect, will review a methodology for designing resilient communities, using the Future Homes development at Newcastle Helix as an example for where this methodology is being successfully utilised.

1 November at 16:45 (GMT)

Cathy Russell, associate, and Steve Blacklock, landscape director, will discuss how placemaking and green infrastructure creates resilient communities, referencing Ryder’s work on the Cottingwood masterplan.

2 December at 14:45 (GMT)

Jonathan Seebacher, architectural director, will present an exemplar of sustainable urban development, Newcastle Helix. In addition to Future Homes, the 24 acre area is home to a further two Ryder designed projects – The Lumen and The Spark office developments.

Healthy Cities Design is the second conference organised by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange that has taken place this year, following on from the European Healthcare Design conference in September.

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