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Sustainable city regions: How can we enable zero carbon living at scale?

Urgent action to create sustainable city regions is essential to support sustainable, zero-carbon living and to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. Using inspirational case studies from leading city regions from around the world, this session will enable policy makers, community groups and development professionals to learn from City leaders who have helped to create exemplar built-environment projects, explaining:

  • How city and region-wide initiatives can be used to create clean energy, and to help people use resources sustainably
  • How barriers to creating a zero-carbon built environment, in development and operation, can be overcome,
  • How community engagement can be enhanced to create sustainable cities and regions that work for everyone,
  • How regional government, communities, and the built environment sector can work together to unlock sustainable living at scale,
  • How to deliver a zero-carbon region in practice.

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Speakers

  • Sue Riddlestone OBE, CEO, Bioregional
  • Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance
  • Brad Pettitt, Member of the Legislative Council of West Australia
  • Bill Cotton, Strategic Director, Environment and Place, Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council
  • Mayor Eckart Würzner, Honorary Professor at the SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, Sustainable City-Planning and Smart City’s

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Oxford-Cambridge arc case study video as part of event ‘Sustainable city-regions – how can we enable zero-carbon living at scale?’

On November 4th 2021 Good Homes Alliance, alongside Bioregional and the Passivhaus Trust, hosted an event as part of the COP26 Built Environment Virtual Pavilion titled ‘Sustainable city-regions – how can we enable zero-carbon living at scale?’.

The below video is a short set of case studies from GHA members profiling the Oxford-Cambridge region. It featured as part of the wider event to generate debate on enabling zero-carbon living at scale, with the following objectives:

  • To present inspirational case studies that provide solutions to a target audience of developers, policymakers, planners, and architects.
  • To demonstrate how different approaches have delivered sustainability at scale for communities, cities, and regions across the world.
  • To focus on energy issues, but also draw together a range of macro issues across a progressive sustainable built environment.

The video features:

  • Hannah Scott, Bioregional
  • Emma Davies, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
  • Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards

The full event will be available on-demand in the near future.

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Good Homes Alliance – 2021 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting was held online on Wednesday 27th October, 10:00-11:30 as we reflected on another vital year of climate action and look ahead to 2022.

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Good Homes 2021 Build Net Zero Now conference series – Net Zero Housing Action + Case Study Launch

The second session for our 2021 Build Net Zero Now conference series.

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Vanguard Network meeting #7

The seventh meeting of the Vangaurd Network of local authorities. This is available to Vanguard members only.

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Good Homes 2021 Build Net Zero Now conference series – Opening Session + ‘Big Net Zero Debate’

The opening session for our 2021 Build Net Zero Now conference series.

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Pathfinder Network meeting #3

The third meeting of the Pathfinder Network of Housing Associations. This is available to Pathfinder members only.

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Video – Net Zero Housing and Green Finance

The third event in conjunction with our Build Net Zero Now campaign. 

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Video – Expert Workshop: Electricity grid, networks and EV charging infrastructure

An event for local authorities and housing associations – Good Homes Alliance was joined by expert Marc Wynn, Director of Asset Utilities Ltd for an interactive workshop on housing development and the electricity grid.

During the workshop, we explored topics such as electrical networks, distribution network operator (DNO) engagement, grid constraints, EV charging infrastructure and capacity requirements for heat pumps.

We heard how the electricity network operates in order to provide an understanding of why there are grid connection issues and how excessive grid connection costs can derail EV and renewable energy projects.

Strategies and solutions were discussed to solve these ‘issues’ in order for an authority to deliver its projects – EV, renewable or domestic developments.

Presentations

Grid Solutions – Marc Wynn

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Video – Net Zero Housing and Embodied Carbon

The second event in conjunction with out Build Net Zero Now campaign.