Unlocking sustainable growth in the city regions

On Thursday 14 September, the Energy Saving Trust are hosting ‘Unlocking sustainable growth in the city regions’ looking at housing, city energy planning and transport issues.

 Find out about...

... solutions fortransforming energy performance of new and existing housing. Hear from:

  •  Stephen Hills, Housing Lead, Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority, on the authority's plans around Modern Methods of Construction and their Quality Charter for housing standards
  • Richard Twinn, Policy Adviser, UK Green Building Council, on their work supporting cities and combined authorities deliver ambitious new build and retrofit policies
  • Faye Scott, UK Research and Policy Manager, Ashden, on the options and opportunities for cities adn city regions to improve their housing stock   
  • David Weatherall, Head of Policy, Energy Saving Trust, on identifying the hardest to reach fuel poor households.

... the potential of integrated urban energy planning. What are the opportunities for your area to map out its energy system through to 2050? Hear from:

  •  Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, on their experience bringing together transport and buildings strategy through the Energy Path Network model
  • Tony Dicicco, Senior Policy and Regulations Specialist, Energy Systems Catapult onthe progress of the Smart Systems and Heat programme
  • Peter Franklin, Business Development Manager, Energy Saving Trust, who will explain the joint EST/UCL interactive city energy demand modelling tool and how it could be used in your area.

 ... delivering low carbon transport solutions and infrastructure to improve local air quality and meet future mobility needs. Hear from:

  •  Mike Waters, Head of Policy and Strategy, Transport for West Midlands, on using new technologies to improve regional transport infrastructure and tackle local air quality issues
  • Andrew Benfield, Group Director of Transport, Energy Saving Trust, on the options and benefits for cities and regions in taking the lead on the low carbon transport agenda
  • ClientEarth (speaker to be confirmed), on their work holding Government to account on its air quality targets and the role of cities in improving local air quality
  • Erik Fairbairn, CEO & Founder, POD Point, on the enabling role of local government in creating the right market conditions to attract private sector investment, in particular in relation to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.


Please register your interest if you would like to attend.

If you have any queries, contact Joseph Cosier at the Energy Saving Trust.