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Building a Better London- Base London 2015

London, as a growing and dynamic city, faces many interrelated challenges ranging from housing, transport and energy to food, extreme weather and social cohesion.
Base London 2015 investigates ways in which London’s next wave of transformation can deliver sustainable places that support strong economic growth while improving quality of life, and respond to the globalondon-with-green-roofs-304l imperatives of climate change, and energy and resource scarcity. In short how we build for London’s future needs.
This year’s Base London Conference builds on the success of 2014’s inaugural event and will again be hosted at Guildhall in the City of London on 30th June.
We’ve noticed Base London is offering a 20% early booking rate until the end of the month, but have caught wind that you can save 30% by booking through their supporter network.
Use this link to secure the lowest rate negotiated by Invennt, but suggest you do so quickly before the code expires.

Base London 2015, provisional programme
0745 Registration and breakfast Base Xtra events
0900 Welcome
Welcome: Dame Fiona Woolf, chair Base London advisory board; and Greg Clark, international cities advisor and event moderator
0910 Building for London’s future needs – challenges and opportunities
London’s outcome focused approach to infrastructure and development
Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport, GLA
0925 What London needs
Front-running Mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell says London needs a plan that is bold, ambitious, and meeting the aspirations of all Londoners. What are the priorities for the built environment and infrastructure development needed to support this?
Dame Tessa Jowell, former cabinet minister and 2016 London Mayoral candidate
0940 LSDC perspectives on the risks and opportunities in London’s built environment
What do we mean by a sustainable London and how is it having a profound impact on the way we live, work and move around the city?

Greg Barker, former government minister and chair, London Sustainable Development Commission (invited)
0955 What businesses need
What businesses need for London to maintain its status as a leading global city in which global business can find talent and where global talent can find opportunity.
Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

1010 Delivery perspectives on the macro challenges
Every week London’s population increases by enough people to pack a tube train. And it’s going to continue to do so for decades. This begs the questions where will people live and work; how will they and the stuff they need move around the city? Is London a victim of its own success? What do businesses need? How can London maintain its status as a leading global city in which global business can find talent and where global talent can find opportunity?
Neil Bennett, Partner, Farrells
Jerome Frost, UKMEA Leader of Consulting, Arup
Paul Chandler, Executive Vice President, Skanska UK
1100 Coffee and networking
1130 Planned or unplanned?
Most of London’s historical success has been unplanned but are there areas where a greater degree of planning is needed to address some of London’s critical challenges. How is a joined up approach to land use and transport planning better leveraging development of the buildings, transport links, power, water, waste and green infrastructure essential to a resilient and sustainable London.
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development and Environment, GLA

1145 City Hall or Westminster?
Compared to its international peers, London is highly dependent on national policies and funding. How would greater powers and resources at the city level facilitate greater long-term investment and drive faster and more effective delivery of London’s built environment and infrastructure needs
Professor Tony Travers, director, LSE London

1205 Planning, funding and devolution panel
Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development and Environment, GLA
Steve Norris, former government minister and London mayoral candidate
Nicky Gavron, Chair London Assembly Planning Committee and former Deputy Mayor

1250 Lunch and networking
1400 An investors view on placemaking
Looking beyond development purely as an investment opportunity; and how a more holistic approach to development influences financial de-risking and investment decision-making.
1415 Meeting London’s housing needs
Housing London’s rapidly expanding population is its greatest challenge
Natalie Elphicke, Chairman of Million Homes, Million Lives and co-author of the independent review into the role of local authorities in housing supply

1445 Placemaking and development expert panel
GLA’s Infrastructure Investment Plan identifies spending in the built environment of over £1300bn to 2050. With London’s population expected to increase at an unprecedented rate and by around two million over the same period, the need for housing is the main lever for development. But building enough houses is only part of the solution. Our panel of placemaking and development experts drill down into whether the proposals for London’s Opportunity Areas match the needs of the economy and Londoners; and how we ensure that development comes with the transport links, infrastructure, employment opportunities, schools and services to make for successful, resilient and sustainable communities. In short are we building for London’s future needs?
Debbie Jackson, assistant director regeneration, GLA
Mike De’Ath, partner, HTA Design
Brendan Sarsfield, chief executive, Family Mosaic and chair G15
Kate Davies, chief executive, Nottinghill Housing
Matt Bell, head of external affairs, Berkeley
1525 Tea and networking
1550 Disruptive technologies and entrepreneurs
New technologies such as super-fast mobile internet, 3D printing and autonomous vehicle will have a profound effect on the way we build and use our cities. What influences how these technologies get taken up and how will they find their way into infrastructure and building supply chains? Our panel of technology experts offer city, construction, transport and energy perspectives on how technology might change the way we build and live in London.
Eric Van der Kleij, Head of Level39
Richard Miller, head of sustainability, Innovate UK
Matt Cole, Executive vice president and deputy for strategy, business development and diversification, Cubic Transportation Systems
Derek Ray-Hill, business development director, London First
1720 Closing remarks
1730 Conference closes
Please note this is a preliminary programme and not all speakers are confirmed. The organisers reserve the right to substitute speakers, alter timings and reframe themes

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Tim Fitch

Tim Fitch has extensive civil engineering leadership experience, gained particularly in the geotechnical and rail sectors, where he has helped niche businesses become market leaders, and quadrupled turnover in Taylor Woodrow’s rail division.

With a strong background in business development, Tim spearheaded growth at Vinci’s civil engineering division, deploying customer relationship and pipeline management techniques to grow the company’s work in the transport and energy sectors.

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