Date: Monday, 12/July/2021

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome – Day 1

Prof John Senior, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Assoc Prof Steven Adams, Associate Dean Research, School of Creative Arts

Prof Lubo Jankovic, Conference Chair

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

 

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote 1:

Designing Future Urbanism

Prof Tom Jefferies

Chair of Future Cities at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

Urban Solutions

10:45 – 11:15

Optimization Bundle Paths of Building Envelope for Zero Carbon Strategies

Gülin Yazıcıoğlu, Damlanur İlipınar

Middle East Technical University, Turkey  

Presentation recording

 

11:15 – 11:45

Integrating artificial urban wetlands into communities: a pathway to carbon zero?

Dr Robert Rogerson, Dr Donagh Horgan, Dr Jennifer Roberts

University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

Building Solutions

11:45 – 12:15

How can UK Housing Projects be Brought in Line with Net-zero Carbon Emission Targets?

Purvesh Bharadwaj, Prof Lubo Jankovic, Dr Silvio Carta

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

12:15 – 12:45

Cumulative embodied and operational emissions of retrofit in Birmingham Zero Carbon House

John Christophers1 and Prof Lubo Jankovic2

1Zero Carbon House and 2Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

12:45 – 13:15

A Systemic perspective for a Resilient Net Zero Future

Dr Tom Dolan

University College London, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

Break

Material Solutions

14:15 – 14:45

Novel alternatives to traditional at-risk heritage materials due to climate change

Peter Booth and Prof Lubo Jankovic

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

14:45 – 15:15

Reducing embodied emissions with construction from hemp-lime bio-composite material

Alex Sparrow
Director, UK Hempcrete Ltd, United Kingdom
 

Presentation recording

 

Strategic Solutions

15:15 – 15:45

Where Does the UK Supreme Court Stand on Climate Change?

Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

15:45 – 16:15

Dynamics of virtual urban networks: transactions, connections, urban memory, resilience potential, robustness and edge of collapse

Prof Lubo Jankovic

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

16:15 – 16:45

Keynote 2:

Solar Dollars: Unblocking Multi-dimensional Mega-crisis with Complementary Currency Obtained from the Sun

Thomas H. Greco, Jr.

Beyondmoney.net, United States  

Presentation recording

 

16:45 – 17:00

Day 1 Q&A and round-up

Prof Lubo Jankovic

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

 

Date: Tuesday, 13/July/2021

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome – Day 2

Prof Lubo Jankovic

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

 

Digital Twin Solutions

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote 3:

Business Model Innovation for Resilient Zero Carbon Cities using Digital Twins

Dr Erika Pärn

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

10:45 – 11:15

Creating Zero Carbon Communities: The Role of Digital Twins in Green Recovery

Sadaf Askari and David Ross

Integrated Environmental Solutions, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

Resilience Solutions

11:15 – 11:45

Developing resilience to emergencies: assessments of outdoor comfort and thermal indices before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Timothy O. Adekunle

University of Hartford, United States  

Presentation recording

 

11:45 – 12:15

Resilient Zero Carbon communities - A novel workflow

Dr Silvio Carta, Dr Luigi Pintacuda, Dr Ian Wyn Owen, Tommaso Turchi

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

Break

13:15 – 13:45

Keynote 4:

Construction Platforms and Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Jaimie Johnston

Director, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood, United Kingdom  

Presentation recording

 

13:45 – 14:45

Discussion Forum: Identifying the Pathways

Chaired by Dr Silvio Carta

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

The Panellists:
Prof Tom Jefferies, Chair of Future Cities at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
John Christophers, Architect, Birmingham Zero Carbon House
Alex Sparrow, Director, UK Hempcrete Ltd
Sadaf Askari, Digital Twins at Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited
Dr Timothy O. Adekunle, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Hertford
Dr Robert Rogerson, Deputy Director, Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde

 

14:45 – 15:00

Conference Round-up and closing remarks

Prof Lubo Jankovic

Zero Carbon Lab, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom