REGENERATION. The Conference.

REGENERATION. The Conference.

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It’s time to imagine a living future and a world of living buildings. The Living Buildings Challenge is a philosophy, certification and advocacy tool for projects to move beyond merely being less bad and to become truly regenerative. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.

The conference is connected to REGENERATION, the 64 hours European competition organized by Macro Design Studio together with the International Living Future Institute and also represents the launch event of the Living Building Challenge | Italy Collaborative, a community-based group sharing knowledge and creating the local conditions that support development of Living Buildings, Sites and Communities.


  • 2015_03_11-01 ReGeneration Conference10.00 – 10.50: Registration
  • 10:50 – 11:00: INTRODUCTION | Macro Design Studio
  • n11.00 – 11.40: LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE: A VISIONARY PATH TO A REGENERATIVE FUTURE | Amanda Sturgeon, The International Living Future Institute – Executive Director
  • 11.40 – 12:00: FutuREstorative. INSPIRATIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY | Martin Brown, Fairsnape – Founder
  • 12.00 – 12:20: Scale Jump: Living from the NeighboUrhood to the City Level | Sue Clark, Sweden Green Building Council – LEED Manager
  • 12.20 – 12:40: SUSTAINABILITY 2.0 | Emanuele Naboni, Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen, School of Architecture – Associate professor
  • 12:40 – 13:00: Questions and answers


Amanda SturgeonAmanda Sturgeon has been designated by Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton as one of GB&D Magazine’s “10 Most Important Women in Sustainability”. Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, LEED Fellow became the Executive Director of the International Living Future Institute in August 2014 after being with The Institute for four years, most recently as the Vice President of the Living Building Challenge.

Martin BrownMartin Brown is founder of Fairsnape, a consultancy firm trading since 2005, providing a full range or support services for organisations in the built environment. Innovative sustainability, social media & business improvement consultant with over 40 years experience. Living Building Challenge Ambassador, with a passion for promoting the Living Building Challenge and the concepts of restorative sustainability in the United Kingdom.

Sue ClarkSue Clark is a LEED AP BD+C with Sweden Green Building Council, where she serves as LEED Manager. She is also a green building consultant with NCC Teknik. Sue received her Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2009, and was awarded the Ontario Association of Architect’s Guild Medal for outstanding thesis work. After moving to Sweden in 2011, Sue brought her expertise in LEED to Sweden Green Building Council, where she organized the council’s LEED Committee and working groups to address issues of implementing LEED in Sweden.

Emanuele NaboniEmanuele Naboni (BArch, Dip Arch, MPhil, PhD in Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect) is, since 2010, Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. He teaches and researches in the field of Architectural Technology and Environmental Sustainable Design.

Centrale Fies
Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento – Italy)

Where: Centrale Fies, Dro (TN) Italy | Coordinates 45.986691, 10.926922

Information: +39 0464 443418 |

2015_03_11-02 EventbriteRegistration: Participation is free but seats are limited. Deadline for registration: Friday 10th April

Please register through Eventbrite at this link:

Language: the conference will be in English

Educational credits: 4 credits for architects in collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Trento. Attendance certification will be released at the end of the conference.

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