A Restorative week.

A Restorative week.

The first RESTORE Training School is going to take place in Lancaster, UK between 14th and 17th November 2017. We have 30+ trainees attending, representing a great spectrum of sustainability disciplines, experience and EU countries. We have brilliant international trainers and guest lecturers. In addition, we will be joined by 12 RESTORE core group members. It’s going to be a great event and one not to miss.

Lancaster (Lancashire), UK

Focusing on Restorative Sustainability, Biophilia, and Sustainability Education, in four days trainees will gain a deep understanding of Restorative Sustainability and the key topics from RESTORE working groups. Training School trainees (students, educators, and practitioners) will participate in multiple introduction seminars, action learning, team and individual presentations, study tours, and much more.

School Highlights

  • Introduction to Regenerative Sustainability and the work of RESTORE Working Groups.
  • Guest lectures including Digital Approaches for Regenerative Design, Mindfulness for Sustainability and more.
  • Regenerative Sustainability Education with Class Of Your Own.
  • Biophilic Design Sessions. We are delighted to have some of the world’s leading experts on biophilic design join us for a powerful biophilic design afternoon of lectures, workshops and webinars.
  • Regenerative Sustainability Tours (Brockholes BREEAM Outstanding and Cuerdon Valley Park, Living Building Challenge Project).
  • Planting trees at the LBC Project (in part to offset carbon from travel, but also to provide locally available Larch timber for any future cladding replacement of the Visitor Centre).
the venue – The Storey, Lancaster

The Training School will operate as a train the trainer course; equipping delegates with techniques and knowledge to run restorative sustainability education modules within their own institute and networks. The RESTORE Training School has been approved by ILFI (International Living Future Institute) for 20 LFA (Living Future Accredited) professional CEU hours.

Confirmed Trainers and Guest Lecturers

Martin BrownRestorative Sustainability
Innovative sustainability & business strategist & advisor @Fairsnape. Author FutuREstorative. UK Living Building Challenge Ambassador and COST Restore Vice Chair. Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, UK.

Alison Watson –  Sustainability Education
Founder and Chief Executive at Class Of Your Own Limited. Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK.

Edeltraud HaselsteinerRESTORE Working Group 1
Urban planning Consulting & Research, Lecturer (University of Technology Vienna, Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture). Vienna, Austria.

Emanuele NaboniRESTORE Working Group 2
BArch, MArch, PhD in Science, LEED AP, Licensed Architect. Associate Professor at the Institute of Technology of the Royal Danish Academy (KADK) in Copenhagen, School of Architecture. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Joe ClancyBiophilia
CMLI Project Landscape Architect at Bradley Murphy Design. Landscape Institute. Biophilic Design Consultant, Co-Author 14 patterns of Biophilic Design. Cubbington, Warwickshire, UK.

Elizabeth CalabreseBiophilic Design
AIA, Architect, Educator WELL Faculty. Author. Fostering health and wellbeing through biophilic and ecological design. Burlington, Vermont, USA.

Amanda SturgeonBiophilia (via webinar)
FAIA, CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA.

Simon ThorpeProject Manager Cuerdon Valley Park LBC Project. Lancashire, UK.

Ann VannerSustainable Heritage
MCIAT. ARB. FHEA Architect/Technologist/Designer. Maker/Doer/Finder. University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Anne ParkerMindfulness for Sustainability
Coach, trainer, mindfulness teacher. Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, UK.

Jenni BarrettLandscaping for Regenerative Sustainability
Researcher, consultant, lecturer. Senior Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire. Preston, UK.

Barbara JonesStraw Works
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, manufacturing and commerce (FRSA) in 2009. She was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Construction in 2011 and received a Woman of Outstanding Achievement Award from UKRC in 2009.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lancaster for the First RESTORE Training School 😊

RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy) is an EU COST Action that will advocate for a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings across Europe. It will promote forward thinking and multidisciplinary knowledge, leading to solutions that celebrate the richness of design creativity while enhancing users’ experience, comfort, health, wellbeing and satisfaction inside and outside buildings, and in harmony with urban and natural ecosystems, reconnecting users to nature. The RESTORE network currently has 120+ participants across 37 countries, representing a wide spectrum of academic, client, design and construction individuals and organisations.

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