Navigating the language of systems thinking for Sustainable Living Places
Thursday 21 November | 12.30 - 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr. Corina Shika Kwami, Policy Advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering
Location: FAW.9.05, 9th Floor Fawcett House, Clement’s Inn, WC2A 2AZ
Rising demand for housing has not been met over recent decades, which is a symptom of complex systemic problems. Addressing these systemic problems requires working across planning, networked utilities (water, energy, gas), public services (transport, mobility, education, health) and other systems involved in delivering cities, towns and communities. Critical to effective working is developing a language that brings stakeholders to the table.
This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities in developing a common language through a case study, Sustainable Living Places, on housing commissioned by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and led by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Using an example of how systems thinking and mapping techniques were applied in an affordable housing scheme, the session will facilitate dialogue on the pitfalls and opportunities that working across stakeholder groups present.
Dr. Corina Shika Kwami is a Policy Advisor at the Royal Academy of Engineering leading the 'Sustainable Living Systems' project, which brings together key stakeholders across housing and infrastructure delivery.
Location: FAW.9.05, Fawcett House, Clement’s Inn, WC2A 2AZ