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What is the path to sustainable infrastructure?

Join us in person for our annual lecture and networking reception. This special event will explore the opportunity for sustainable infrastructure and the challenges we must overcome to reach net zero carbon targets.

We are in the midst of a climate and nature emergency. More and more cities are being affected by natural threats associated with the climate crisis such as flooding, heat stress and water scarcity, and these disasters are expected to intensify with no city immune.

Cities must look beyond economic development to the health of their natural environment and the quality of life of their inhabitants. They are beginning to prioritise their environment, social, and government (ESG) targets.

It is time for systemic change in climate change adaptation and resilience. Therein lies the opportunity to create a sustainable, infrastructure-led recovery that will transform economies and leave the environment in a better condition for future generations.

Join us at our annual lecture to hear thought-leaders discuss the need for resilience in infrastructure and cities, and the construction industry’s response to delivering resilience across new and aging infrastructure.

Sponsorship opportunities
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Richards.

Why attend
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities to make societies inclusive, safe, climate resilient and sustainable
  • Explore how we can achieve a deep and fast transition when many governments have record debt and the technology needed is still in development
  • Discover how civil engineering is contributing to solving problems for the built environment
  • Learn ways to reduce impact through design and low carbon materials
  • Network with fellow industry professionals
  • Earn valuable CPD
16:00 Registration and networking
16:30 Welcome and introduction
Fiona Thomson, Asset Strategy Manager (Civils), Transport for London
16:35 What is the path to sustainable infrastructure?
Andy Mitchell CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Tideway and
Former Co-Chair, Construction Leadership Council
Joanna Gilroy, Group Sustainability Director, Balfour Beatty 
17:55 Closing remarks
18:00 Networking drinks

CIRIA Council meeting
The annual lecture will be preceded by CIRIA's bi-annual Council meeting from 13:30 - 16:00. Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Tam Simmons for more details.

Wednesday 19 April 2023
16:00 – 19:30

Cottons Centre
Cottons Lane

Annual lecture fees
CIRIA members* Free to attend
Non-members £95.00 + VAT

*Including our communities of practice and specialist interest groups:
  • Biodiversity
  • Brownfield Risk Management Forum
  • Buildoffsite
  • Driving Net Zero Carbon
  • Local Authority Contaminated Land Network
  • Managing Construction Risk
  • Sustainable soil
  • susdrain
Places are limited: a maximum of two registrations per company will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please sign in or create an account to register online for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper.
Alternatively please contact us on 07933 181 765 or email our Customer Services team.
Joining instructions will be sent 10 days before the event.

Notice for new bookings from EU/EEA customers only.
CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book onto this event please email your request to [email protected] and we will respond in the first instance.

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Further information
For further information on CIRIA membership and other services, please contact:
Telephone: 07933 181 765
Email: [email protected]
4/19/2023 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Tideway Cottons Centre Cottons Lane LONDON SE1 2QG
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