Architects, town planners and designers will have a key role in tackling climate change, according to experts speaking at a lecture at Sheffield Hallam University next week. The lecture is part of a national lecture series sponsored by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and includes key notes speeches by Michael Pawlyn and Alison Nimmo.
Michael Pawlyn is the director of Exploration Architecture, which focus exclusively on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. He has lectured widely on the subject of sustainable design in the UK and abroad. Alison Nimmo is director of design and regeneration for the Olympic Delivery Authority. She is a chartered surveyor and town planner specialising in regeneration and is best-known for her capacity to manage and deliver complex city centre projects.