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Footprint's 5 things to do this week

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This week’s events include Greenbuild EXPO and national self build week

Building Futures debate


When 7 May, 6.30pm

Where RIBA

A debate entitled ‘This house believes we don’t need big planning to transform the city’ will look at whether big plans are still relevant to large and complex cities or whether we should be looking to small scale interventions. Speakers will include Cany Ash of Ash Sakula and Peter West of Studio Egret West.


National self build week


When 4-12 May

Where various events and venues

Launched at Grand Designs Live national self build week aims to raise the profile of self build. A number of events are being held across the UK, including an open day at Castle Ring Wood in South Wales, events run by Leeds City Council and seminars in Cumbria.


How do we make great buildings and places?


When 8 May, 8.30am

Where City Hall, Bristol

This event held by RIBA South West will examine the procurement of better buildings including presentations from Walter Menteth of Walter Menteth Architects and Russell Curtis of RCKa Architects.


Greenbuild EXPO


When 8-9 May

Where Manchester Central

This green building conference held in Manchester features a conference programme alongside an exhibiton of products. As part of the conference programme, the AJ’s sustainability editor Hattie Hartman will be joined by the UK-GBC’s John Alker and Steve Connor of Creative Concern to discuss how green projects can get media coverage.


London Eco-Film Festival

eco film poster

When 12 May

Where Rich Mix and Vibe Bar, Brick Lane

The London Eco-Film Festival aims to raise awareness of a wide range of global conservation and humanitarian issues through the eyes of inspiring and innovative, often young, film makers.




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