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Regenerative design for engineers

Event organised by ICE

05 May 2022
19:30 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Bill Brown Design Suite
Queens Building
University of Bristol
Woodland Road Entrance
Bristol, BS8 1TR

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Sustainable design has been around for a long time now, but sadly there has not been a significant reduction in impact of engineering on the planet.

Is it time to think beyond the idea of doing no harm and start thinking about how engineering could be regenerative?

Of course in some areas, this is not a new idea (for example, SuDS design) but can it be explored more widely by all engineers?

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity to ask questions about James’ approach to engineering and design.

This in-person event is hosted by the ICE South West Bath & Bristol Graduate, Student and Apprentice Committee.

Photos may be taken during the event and shared on social media afterwards, if you do not wish to appear in any photos, please contact us in advance.


James Norman

James Norman

University of Bristol

professor of sustainable design

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James Norman

James is an award-winning engineer and teacher. He has designed landmark buildings and developed innovative teaching that combines practice with learning. He’s written several books for engineers and students on making sustainable building a reality.

The combination of his teaching, research and practice is changing approaches to sustainable building design across industry. James has also won a National Teaching Fellowship and created a resource on drawing and design for incoming engineering undergraduates who have been impacted by COVID-19.