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Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

Saving and Generating Energy – the Co–operative Way

Tuesday 6th October
Online
Free

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EEA COVID Debate No: 3 – A Sustainable Recovery – the Scientific Perspective

Thursday 8th October
Facebook Live
Free

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TEDxStormont COUNTDOWN

Saturday 10th October
Online

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Autumn Nature Immersion – 6 Week Online Course

Monday 12th October
Online
£65.27

Global Roundtable 2020

Tuesday 13th October
Online
Free

Climate injustice: transforming many small actions into a collective response

Tuesday 13th October
Online
Free

Maximising Opportunities for Outdoor Learning

Wednesday 14th October
Online

Soil to Catchment Management of Agricultural Nutrients

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Planning for Involving Volunteers at Events – How are things going in light of Covid–19?

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

Standardising environmental and social impact in land–use investment

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

#GoEastSide Webinar – Making Urban Transport More Accessible and Sustainable

Thursday 15th October
Online
Free

I AM GRETA

Friday 16th October
Strand Arts Centre
£0 – £6

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EU Green Week 2020 Official Opening Event

Monday 19th October
Online
Free

As old as the hills? The chronology of caves and their landscapes

Monday 19th October
Online
Free

Single–Use Plastic Products Policy Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment Part 2

Tuesday 20th October
Online
Free

EU Green Week 2020 High Level Conference

Tuesday 20th October
Online
Free

SKILLS MATCH WEBINAR | Communication Tools for Effective Leadership & Project Management

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Community Energy: Its role in the future of NI’s energy system.

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Impacts of the environment, nutrient loading and other human pressures on life in rivers and lakes

Wednesday 21st October
Online
Free

Priorities for NI infrastructure – economic recovery post COVID–19, funding and delivery, and the role of City and Growth Deals

Wednesday 21st October
Online
See website for details

Understanding Fuel Poverty and the implications for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 22nd October
Online
Free

EEA COVID Debate No: 4 – COVID–19 and Nature –– The Planetary Boundaries

Thursday 22nd October
Facebook Live
Free

UK higher education and net zero – the curriculum, collaboration, and sustainable estates and practices

Thursday 22nd October
Online
See website for details

Changing the Focus – wildlife recording during lockdown

Friday 23rd October
Online
Free

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Halloween at Clifton Street Cemetery

Monday 26th October
Clifton Street Cemetery
£8

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Where the land meets the sea – a holistic approach towards the sustainable management of the marine environment and natural resources

Wednesday 28th October
Online
Free

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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Friday 30th October
Online
Private Sector £292.50 +VAT Central Government £247.50 +VAT Local Government £225.00 +VAT Emergency Services/NHS £225.00 +VAT Higher Education £225.00 +VAT Voluntary Sector/Not for Profit £225.00 +VAT Concessionary Rate

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ICE Strategy Session: The value of community engagement on infrastructure projects

Tuesday 10 November 2020 - 10/11/20

Online

People and the community: The heart of Infrastructure Projects.

Civil engineers make an essential contribution to society by designing and shaping the natural and built environment.

It is often said that people and the community are at the heart of their projects.

However, is this always the case?

To what extent are the public truly engaged in the process? 

Are cost and client expectations preventing our efforts to work with the community to build and maintain infrastructure assets which could truly benefit and improves their lives.

Community engagement is important and can lead to better outcomes on infrastructure projects. It increases acceptance of decisions and community commitment to outcomes as local knowledge from diverse groups shapes and creates inclusive, effective solutions.

Engineers have historically been criticised for designing infrastructure without successfully engaging the community.  Whereas the follow–on effect of active participation is increased trust in organisations and governance to make better public decisions.

This event aims to demonstrate good practice principles for community engagement, identifying specific good practice  where infrastructure professionals have worked with the public on infrastructure projects to achieve the optimum solution for the community.

Programme

09:00 – Chair’s introduction – Mark Hansford

09:10 – The changing needs of the communityAnusha Shah

09:20 – The fishlake floods and the value of working with the community Peter Trimingham

09:30 – Sustainable infrastructure development – why is engagement important? Monika Szczyrba

09:40 – Good practice principles for community engagement on infrastructure projects. Professor Sarah Bell

09:50 – Panel Q&A facilitated by Mark Hansford

10:15 – Chairs summary

10:25 – Close