SBE 2022

The SBE 2022 conference addresses how we counteract the impact of the built environment on the planet and how we adapt to a changing climate, extreme weather, variable resources, social emergencies and biodiversity loss. What can we proactively relinquish or adapt from our current and past built solutions to achieve the transformative, regenerative change necessary? Our designs need to deal with both mitigation and adaptation. Unlike most “green” conferences, SBE 2022 does not aim to sell you so-called “green” products or magic bullets that will instantly green wash your designs. SBE 2022 does not aim to showcase unattainable technological solutions dreamt up by international architects in lab coats or at computer screens. SBE 2022 aims to provide practical, down-to-earth viewpoints and approaches to equip you with better ways of working in the design and construction field. The intention is to equip delegates with the background knowledge to engage meaningfully in climate action and debate, whether professionally or otherwise. In the conference, we will consider firstly what we may expect to happen in view of the climate and biodiversity emergency and secondly how we can and should deal with these expected changes. We will address these considerations through the lenses of the classic triumvirate of people, planet, profit, - re-interpreted through a more holistic lens, and linked to the regenerative design mantra of earth care, people care, fair share. Linked to this overarching perspective are the following three themes: Earth, our future - regenerative design and construction The world continues to design and build, causing increasing damage to the natural environment that sustains us. What can practitioners in the built environment professions do to turn around our negative impact on the planet’s biodiversity and climate? How can we connect the dots as innovative problem-solvers? Humanity, the future - climate migration, food and water security Can technology provide a short-term or long-term comprehensive solution for the for the food and water security problems that most people in the world face today. What are the challenges we face in this regard and what solutions are there? How can we achieve climate justice? Confronting the future - creating action through advocacy and mobilisation for change Brilliant proposals remain just that – proposals - unless there is political, institutional and financial support for implementation. Built environment professionals are notoriously ill-equipped to source such support. What could we do to change that? Click here to join event

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he SBE 2022 conference addresses how we counteract the impact of the built environment on the planet and how we adapt to a changing climate, extreme weather, variable resources, social emergencies and biodiversity loss. What can we proactively relinquish or adapt from our current and past built solutions to achieve the transformative, regenerative change necessary? Our designs need to deal with both mitigation and adaptation.

Unlike most “green” conferences, SBE 2022 does not aim to sell you so-called “green” products or magic bullets that will instantly green wash your designs. SBE 2022 does not aim to showcase unattainable technological solutions dreamt up by international architects in lab coats or at computer screens. SBE 2022 aims to provide practical, down-to-earth viewpoints and approaches to equip you with better ways of working in the design and construction field. The intention is to equip delegates with the background knowledge to engage meaningfully in climate action and debate, whether professionally or otherwise.

In the conference, we will consider firstly what we may expect to happen in view of the climate and biodiversity emergency and secondly how we can and should deal with these expected changes. We will address these considerations through the lenses of the classic triumvirate of people, planet, profit, - re-interpreted through a more holistic lens, and linked to the regenerative design mantra of earth care, people care, fair share. Linked to this overarching perspective are the following three themes:

Earth, our future - regenerative design and construction

The world continues to design and build, causing increasing damage to the natural environment that sustains us. What can practitioners in the built environment professions do to turn around our negative impact on the planet’s biodiversity and climate? How can we connect the dots as innovative problem-solvers?

Humanity, the future - climate migration, food and water security

Can technology provide a short-term or long-term comprehensive solution for the for the food and water security problems that most people in the world face today. What are the challenges we face in this regard and what solutions are there? How can we achieve climate justice?

Confronting the future - creating action through advocacy and mobilisation for change

Brilliant proposals remain just that – proposals - unless there is political, institutional and financial support for implementation. Built environment professionals are notoriously ill-equipped to source such support. What could we do to change that?

3
Days
66
Speakers
14
Partners and Sponsors
77
Sessions

Partners and Sponsors

Speakers

Hermie Delport
Hermie Delport
Nicholas King
Nicholas King
Anita Venter
Anita Venter
Keith Armstrong
Keith Armstrong
Shirin Elahi
Shirin Elahi
Daniel Irurah
Daniel Irurah
Annie Sugrue
Annie Sugrue
Megan Euston-Brown
Megan Euston-Brown
Lesley Sibanda
Lesley Sibanda
Glynn Morris
Glynn Morris
Thomas de Ridder
Thomas de Ridder
David Stone
David Stone
Gachiku Kamau
Gachiku Kamau
Guy Preston
Guy Preston
Helene Potgieter
Helene Potgieter
Hélène van der Merwe
Hélène van der Merwe
Mark Olweny
Mark Olweny
Jo Barnes
Jo Barnes
Chris Brooker
Chris Brooker
Jeremy Gibbert
Jeremy Gibbert
Johan Barnard
Johan Barnard
Kagiso Jobe
Kagiso Jobe
Gert van der Merwe
Gert van der Merwe
Andy Horn
Andy Horn
Chris Burgess
Chris Burgess
Edward Mazhani
Edward Mazhani
Alexandra Kruger
Alexandra Kruger
Samuel Dugelay
Samuel Dugelay
Ezio Gori
Ezio Gori
Evert Strydom
Evert Strydom
Kyla Hazell
Kyla Hazell
Ms Heidi Morgan
Ms Heidi Morgan
David Bettesworth
David Bettesworth
Karen Botes
Karen Botes
Florian Kroll
Florian Kroll
Magda Minguzzi
Magda Minguzzi
Gerhard Bosman
Gerhard Bosman
Steve Brookes
Steve Brookes
Mauritz Naude
Mauritz Naude
Georgina Smit
Georgina Smit
William Shivers
William Shivers
Nina Maritz
Nina Maritz
Marloes Reinink
Marloes Reinink
Mick Pearce
Mick Pearce
Jeremy Gibberd
Jeremy Gibberd
Theo Trublard
Theo Trublard
Constance Cornu
Constance Cornu
Felix Holland
Felix Holland
Alan Gilham
Alan Gilham
Kevin Wall
Kevin Wall
Etienne Bruwer
Etienne Bruwer
Kevin Winter
Kevin Winter

Agenda

08:00 - 09:00

REPLAY DAY 1

Day01 | 28 March 2022

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome: Hermie Delport STADIO School of Architecture and Spatial Design

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Hermie Delport

09:10 - 09:30

Opening address: Chief Director of Human Settlement Planning, Western Cape Government

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Kahmiela August

09:30 - 10:00

Keynotes address: Planetary crises of the Anthropocene - design as usual is not an option

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Nicholas King

10:00 - 10:30

Re-future: post-natural theory creation in a climate crisis world

Day01 | 28 March 2022

10:30 - 10:40

TEA / COFFEE

10:45 - 11:15

Part I: Scaling SBE to meet the climate change and demographic challenges | Part II: Crafts for the 21st century: Makerspace smart-craft

Day01 | 28 March 2022

11:30 - 11:45

Digital technology to assist with meeting climate change targets

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Annie Sugrue

11:45 - 12:00

Rooting inclusive carbon neutral South African Cities in City action now

Day01 | 28 March 2022

12:00 - 12:15

A participatory approach to build climate resilience in secondary cities: the CityRAP methodology

Day01 | 28 March 2022

12:15 - 12:30

An energy services perspective for communities - reframing the picture and revealing opportunities

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Glynn Morris

12:30 - 12:45

Discussion

Day01 | 28 March 2022

13:15 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:15

The role of design education in promoting alternatives in praxis to promote social change

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Kevin Kimwelle

14:15 - 14:30

Applying agile user experience (UX) design and research techniques to spatial and environmental planning and the built environment design to optimise citizen utility

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Thomas de Ridder

14:30 - 14:45

Ferrock: a new iron-based, carbon-negative binder as a substitute for Portland cement

Day01 | 28 March 2022

David Stone

14:45 - 15:00

Materiality as a driver of sustainable built environments

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Gachiku Kamau

15:00 - 15:15

The potential for green design using Biomass Insulated Concrete – an international seismic shift?

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Guy Preston

15:15 - 15:45

Discussion

Day01 | 28 March 2022

15:45 - 16:15

TEA / COFFEE

16:15 - 17:00

From mechanics to meaning and biomimicry in architecture

Day01 | 28 March 2022

Mick Pearce

17:00 - 17:30

Discussion

Day01 | 28 March 2022

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