36 episodes

Urbano Network Networking Podcasts are produced by Urbano Network and feature recordings of our speaker and panel events. We also share interviews that Mark Herring, Urbano's Connector-In-Chief, records with our speakers and also featured members, getting them to share how they have used networking to develop their careers and grow their businesses.For more on Urbano Network, our events calendar and previous events, please click on the Buzzsprout flower on the top right or Google Urbano Network.

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Urbano Network Networking Podcasts are produced by Urbano Network and feature recordings of our speaker and panel events. We also share interviews that Mark Herring, Urbano's Connector-In-Chief, records with our speakers and also featured members, getting them to share how they have used networking to develop their careers and grow their businesses.For more on Urbano Network, our events calendar and previous events, please click on the Buzzsprout flower on the top right or Google Urbano Network.

    Understanding sustainability in construction

    Understanding sustainability in construction

    We were delighted to welcome Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability at Elliott Wood to act as our guide to offer illumination and clarity on some key questions: What do we mean by net-zero carbon, carbon-neutral, embedded carbon, the life cycle of a building, carbon footprint, sustainability, retrofit, circular economy and reuse vs recycling? Can you compare and measure different material choices when discussing their sustainability and zero carbon impact? What regulations exist that govern the use of materials in the built environment? 

    Penny Gowler is a Chartered Structural Engineer. She has a strong interest in sustainable design and is a frequent speaker at events, including the recent RIBA Smart Practice Conference. Penny is Director and Head of Sustainability at Elliott Wood and is responsible for managing a team of 20 engineers and technicians working across a wide range of projects with typical construction costs of between £10m and £100m.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Urbano Event with Catherine McGuinness City of London

    Urbano Event with Catherine McGuinness City of London

    London, perhaps more than any other of Britain, has seen the slowest rate of economic activity compared to 2019 and the City of London has not yet returned to previous levels of office-based working.
    This event was a look at the future of London and the City with Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee of the Corporation of London.

    Catherine shares the Corporation of London's and her personal vision for the City and London as part of a post-Brexit and post-Covid Britain. A unique chance to share, shape and align your company's future relationship with the financial heart of the UK with a key policy maker.
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    • 55 min
    Interview with Simon Allford, President of RIBA

    Interview with Simon Allford, President of RIBA

    Simon is a founding director of global architecture practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) where he leads a global practice of over 500 employees.

    In 2020, Simon was elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and took up the role on September 1st, 2021.

    On his election, Simon said he wanted to create "a more open, productive, engaged and reinvigorated RIBA" that addresses "global climate change and architecture's pivotal role in a post-pandemic world."

    Mark Herring, Urbano Network's Connector-In-Chief, interviewed Simon following his recent presentation for Urbano's Build community, on how networking and the connections he has made back as far as his student days, have helped him and AHMM develop into globally renowned figures in world architecture.

    This audio includes only the interview with Simon Allford.
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    • 20 min
    Interview with Simon Allford President of RIBA & Presentation at The Building Society

    Interview with Simon Allford President of RIBA & Presentation at The Building Society

    Simon is a founding director of global architecture practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) where he leads a global practice of over 500 employees.

    In 2020, Simon was elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and took up the role on September 1st, 2021.

    On his election, Simon said he wanted to create "a more open, productive, engaged and reinvigorated RIBA" that addresses "global climate change and architecture's pivotal role in a post-pandemic world."

    Mark Herring, Urbano Network's Connector-In-Chief, interviewed Simon following his recent presentation for Urbano's Build community, on how networking and the connections he has made back as far as his student days, have helped him and AHMM develop into globally renowned figures in world architecture.

    This podcast includes both the interview and Simon's presentation at The Building Society.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Build Speaker & Networking Event with Simon Allford, President of RIBA

    Build Speaker & Networking Event with Simon Allford, President of RIBA

    Simon is a founding director of global architecture practice, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) where he leads a design studio of 200 architects.

    Simon is a frequent writer, critic and advisor, a visiting professor at Harvard, a trustee of the London School of Architecture and the Chickenshed Theatres Trust.

    In 2020, Simon was elected the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and took up the role on September 1st.


    On his election, Simon said he wanted to create "a more open, productive, engaged and reinvigorated RIBA" that addresses "global climate change and architecture's pivotal role in a post-pandemic world."

    This event will hear from Simon on his plans to deliver on his priorities and where he sees the future of architecture within the fast-changing landscape of the built environment, leading into an interactive Q&A, with networking to follow.

    Our hosts - The Building Society - is a co-working space and collaborative community for everyone working within the build environment sector, created by Urbano Members Structural & Civil Engineers, Elliott Wood. This is a place where we can all start to engineer a better society. 
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The challenge of Net Zero Carbon & Retrofit In Conservation Buildings

    The challenge of Net Zero Carbon & Retrofit In Conservation Buildings

    https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/greening-historic-homes/

    Using the report as a starting point, we look at the specific challenges around retrofitting in historic and listed buildings, and traditional homes - especially those in conservation areas - where owners are looking to install heating and power systems in line with government targets to reduce zero carbon emissions.
    About our Guest Speaker
    Peter Cox is Managing Director at Carrig Conservation International Ltd and a Fellow at The RSA. Peter and his company Carrig International have a proven track record in dealing with all levels of listed buildings, protected structures and monuments. Peter Cox is well known and respected internationally and contributes much to international standards, Government policies and lectures extensively on the international stage. 


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    • 1 hr 30 min

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