Built Environment Experts Convene for Sustainable Design Summit Hosted by DIT


Over 80 international academics and researchers have arrived in Dublin’s newest urban quarter at Grangegorman for a conference on sustainable design hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Attendees of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2018 will present and discuss ideas on how to reduce the negative impacts of construction on the environment while providing for the health and wellbeing of society.

Now in its fourth year, the conference will hear from an impressive line-up of expert speakers about pioneering research which is shaping the future of sustainable design and engineering. The event will also address the interdependence of people, the built and natural environments, and recognise the interdisciplinary and international themes required to assemble the knowledge necessary for positive change.

Commenting on SEEDS 2018, Conference Chair Professor Lloyd Scott, DIT, said: “Climate change, resource efficiency, greater demands on social care, urbanisation and immigration, an ageing infrastructure, the need to stimulate economic growth, as well as constrained budgets: these are challenges faced by society as a whole.”

“85 experts from 20 countries are meeting at SEEDS 2018 to present a range of ideas and projects aimed at tackling these societal challenges. All of these papers present useful insights into current research which is seeking to deliver sustainable, ecological, engineering design for the society in which we live.”
In addition to a packed programme of events in Grangegorman, DIT and the Leeds Sustainability Institute will host the Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise (RISE) Awards – a unique celebration of all those in the construction industry who are helping to change the way we build for the future. The awards recognise the contribution made by talented groups and individuals in construction through innovation, research and development.

SEEDS 2018 is a collaboration between Dublin Institute of Technology and the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/leeds-sustainability-institute/seeds-conference-2018/.

Pictured above at the Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2018 in DIT Grangegorman were Conference Chair Professor Lloyd Scott (DIT), Majella Kelleher (SEAI), President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton and Professor Chris Gorse (Leeds Beckett University).

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