Panel discussion chaired by Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor, The Architects' Journal.
Young people today are coming of age in the climate emergency, and around the world they are spearheading action to try to halt the destructive effects of the climate crisis. The need to make buildings greener is universally accepted, but jargon still often dominates the language of environmentally sustainable architecture.
How can professionals engage children and young people specifically in discussions around sustainability in design, architecture and placemaking - in all types of buildings - so that as future clients and citizens they can demand a greener future from the built environment industry – and encourage their elders to do so?
This event will feature expert-led presentations, with a chaired panel discussion and interactive Q&A from those leading the way in innovative methods of engagement around sustainable design and buildings.
Panellists will include:
Neil Onions, Founder + CEO, Beyond the Box
Simeon Shtebunaev, Doctoral Researcher, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University
Sumita Singha OBE RIBA, Director, Ecologic Architects
Thornton Education Trust (TET) is a charity created in 2020 to advance education in architecture and urban design for children and young people. We seek to close the gap between architecture and education: to embed architecture in young people’s education, and to embed young people in architecture. We do this through research, resources, online masterclasses and an annual programme of awards.