Day two of the inaugural UK Construction Week got off to a busy start this morning, as thousands of visitors and exhibitors came together for another day of networking, seminars and new product discoveries. Welcome and introduction came from the chairman Steph McGovern, Business Presenter of BBC Breakfast News. UKCW hosted another amazing day with full of content from leading speakers including Ken Shuttleworth, the founder of Make Architects, Natalie Bennett, leader of Green Party, Amanda Clark, president-elect of RICS and may more.
Ken Shuttleworth spoke as part of the Birmingham Development Forum which included Sir Albert Bore of the Birmingham City Council, Dan Smyth from BDP and Liz Peace Chairman of the Curzon Regeneration Company. The talk looked at a vision of how the Birmingham of the future could and should look, touching on regeneration and getting the balance of mixed-use right, from both a regeneration and architectural perspective.
Natalie Bennett headed up an intriguing session on the future of sustainable transport looking at how a more sustainable transport system can be built through the deployment of clean technologies, the introduction of smarter policies, and the adoption of new business models.