What are the challenges facing the regeneration of our communities? What do we need to do and what can we learn from others?
These are the questions being posed at this conference organised by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes and supported by the Welsh School of Architecture, the European Housing Ecology Network (EHEN) and BRE.
The conference will see the launch of an ARBED Phase 1 report, looking at some of the lessons learnt from the Welsh Government funded project.
In addition to looking at the social, economic, technological and funding aspects of regeneration, we'll hear first hand from respected individuals Erik Christiansen of Denmark, Luc Stijnen of Belgium and Peder Vejsig (tbc) of Denmark on how both community and housing regeneration and the integration of renewable technologies is addressed in other parts of Europe. Other speakers include Jane Davidson and Craig Anderson Projects Director at Warm Wales. One element of the conference will be looking at how we turn derelict vernacular buildings in rural Wales into affordable homes for local people.
Further information on the event including the programme and how to reserve a place are available at http://www.warmwales.org.uk/lang/en-gb/home/upcoming-events/. There is no charge to attend the event, but we reserve the right to levy a £50 non-attendance charge for registered delegates.