Let’s work with Nature.

Here’s another look into the future – but one that puts the focus on Bath and how it might adapt to climate change and – in terms of sustainable construction – fully embrace “regenerative design principles to create a thriving, sustainable and climate resilient community which also enhances biodiversity.

Imagine walking through the streets of Bath and seeing carbon neutral buildings covered in greenery, powered by renewable energy sources, and designed to blend seamlessly with the natural environment.”

I have taken that quote from an online article promoting a FREE-to-attend discussion being organised by the University of Bath at the Mission Theatre next Wednesday, June 14th from 6 to 7pm.

It’s entitled ‘Sustainable Construction in an era of climate change’ and, at this event, Dr Dan Maskell and Dr Aoife Houlihan Wiberg will explore the latest research in sustainable construction and how it might shape the future of Bath.

I quote again from the article:

“In this future, Bath has become a beacon of climate resilient, regenerative sustainable design, inspiring cities around the world to follow its lead.

Buildings are constructed using regenerative carbon neutral materials like hempcrete and mycelium, which not only reduce embodied carbon emissions but also actively sequesters carbon from the atmosphere.

Rooftops, walls and vacant spaces are covered in vegetation, creating “living” buildings and pocket parks that provide habitat for local wildlife and urban green lungs which improve air quality, as well as the health & wellbeing of its citizens. In this future, Bath has also prioritized walkability and active transportation.

The city has a comprehensive network of bike lanes and pedestrian pathways, making it easy and safe for people to get around without relying on cars.

The city has also implemented a car-sharing programme powered by renewable energy, which reduces traffic congestion and makes it easier for residents to access transportation when they need it. 

But Bath doesn’t just focus on reducing its impact on the environment and adaptation to a changing climate – but it also actively works to regenerate the local ecosystem.

The city has restored natural habitats like wetlands and forests, creating a healthier environment for wildlife and improving the quality of the local water supply.”

You have to register for the event but it is free. Go to https://www.bath.ac.uk/events/sustainable-construction-in-an-era-of-climate-change/