Climate Strike Workshop Report

Date posted: October 9, 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our multi-disciplinary Climate Strike Workshop on the 27th of September. Participants on the day included council members and officers, landscape and sustainability consultants, local climate activists, project managers and contractors.

Over the course of the session, we asked our participants to discuss three key themes; new development, reuse of existing buildings and lifecycle / whole-life carbon. The areas of discussion were drawn directly from the commitments set out by ‘UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency’.

We have put together a short report summarising our discussions. This can be found here.

ArchitecturePLB intends to build upon this first workshop to facilitate further inter-disciplinary sessions to share knowledge and help to align goals, change “business as usual” and work with the degree of urgency necessary.

With this in mind, we challenged each of the participants to make meaningful changes in response to the Climate Emergency. We have already heard back from Fabrik Landscape Architects that ”It was thoroughly thought-provoking and enjoyable, and certainly led to a rousing Morning meeting at the beginning of the week!”

We look forward to embedding some of these outcomes with WinACC and the Winchester City Council in their emerging Local Plan, ensuring meaningful change happens.  Please stay in contact and we look forward to hearing from all of you about your actions!