Achieving community acceptance on infrastructure projects

This event will explore effective community engagement on infrastructure projects through all major construction stages and planning, and allow industry professionals to share experiences and lessons learn including speakers from a client organisation, consultant, contractor and a local authority.

Ticket information
This event is free for Core, Associate and Network members.
This event costs £75 + VAT for non members.

9 October 2014, 5.30pm - 7.30pm (registration from 5.00pm).

Large scale infrastructure projects bring together a large number of stakeholders and can require consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to build and manage relationships. This event will discuss various approaches to community engagement, stakeholder engagement plans and levels of involvement, building relationships, early engagement and other best practice approaches to stakeholder consultation.

For many projects community engagement is an integral part of successful project delivery.

Given the large increase in infrastructure and development projects currently underway it is vital that our industry understands the need for community engagement. Public awareness is increasing and community expectations need to be addressed in a comprehensive and timely manner.

This event will present a range of perspectives on community engagement and enable you to improve your understanding of this topical issue.
Who should attend?
Environmental managers, community engagement advisors, clients, local authorities, contractors and others involved in stakeholder management of large scale infrastructure projects.
This event has a value of 2 hours towards your CPD (As recognised by ICE, CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, IstructE).


17.00  Registration opens

17.30  Introduction from chair - Martin Gibson, Temple Group
Martin’s introduction will give the historical and corporate perspective. He will discuss his experience of implementing community engagement strategies throughout his career from the early 1990’s up to the present day. This will give a background to the topic before other speakers present on more specific areas.

17.45  The business community’s perspective - Shane Clarke, Team London Bridge

18.00  Overcoming challenges in community engagement - Jenny Stafford, Temple Group
Jenny will be discussing the theoretical good practice and challenges involved in undertaking community engagement.

18.15  London Overground: keeping the community on-board - Katie Anderton, London Overground and Emma Shannon, TfL
As an existing and live railway, London Overground has had to maintain service to customers whilst delivering a £320m capacity improvement programme. Community engagement is key to maintaining the reputation of TfL and delivering the programme.

18.30  Legal perspective - promoting and opposing major infrastructure projects - Angus Walker, Bircham Dyson Bell
Achieving ‘community acceptance’ in the context of the regime for authorising nationally significant infrastructure projects.

18.45  Panel discussion

19.15  Chair’s summary

19.30  Networking drinks reception

20.30  Close


Griffin Court
15 Long Lane

If you are unable to book online, please contact Patrick Williams on 0207 549 33080207 549 3308 or return the booking form by post or fax.

09/10/2014 - 09/10/2014
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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