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As part of the built environment work opportunities for new smarter ways of stream of the Defra and DCLG-backed working. One thing that could Green Infrastructure Partnership, CIRIA be considered is that a collaborative convened a round table workshop on approach will be essential to meet 22 February. This event explored what the multiple challenges faced by the knowledge gaps exist and what needs to construction industry. be done to promote the multiple benefits that green infrastructure can provide Save this date in retrofitting the built environment Engineering the business case for enhanced biodiversity, resilience to for sustainable infrastructure climate change and better public amenity. investment, CIRIA Premier Event, In response to feedback received, CIRIA 17 October 2013 are now working on a new proposal for a knowledge platform entitled Green As part of their 150th anniversary infrastructure for the built environment celebrations, London Underground (GI4BE), which was revealed at Ecobuild (LUL) will be hosting the next CIRIA in March alongside a well-attended launch Premier Event at the new TfL offices of the new guidance on Water Sensitive in Central London. Delegates will be Urban Design (C723). informed about how LUL’s approach to the management of, and investment In July the Governments’ Industrial in, its infrastructure assets has evolved Strategy for Construction is due to be over time, as well as hearing about new published. This joint Government and and emerging government and industry industry strategy will be launched by Peter approaches to the development of Hansford, Chief Construction Advisor to new business models. the Government. CIRIA’s Member Day in To book visit www.ciria.org May 2013 includes a preview of the strategy from Peter and CIRIA will be exploring ways in which the strategy can be put into practice. Members are invited to get involved with CIRIA on this agenda and provide feedback on suggested topics for CIRIA Network events in 2014. Please email ben.kidd@ciria.org The Industrial Strategy for Construction will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the industry to speak with one voice and get its message heard by senior officials within the Government. In the current times of austerity with competing demands for public funding, achieving “more for less” in the construction industry while also meeting sustainability targets presents significant challenges as well as 13


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