ISU Frukostseminarium: Calculating social and environmental value in urban development

Urban Innovation Lab in Malmö is leading a partnership between the construction and property sectors, local government, not-for-profit organisations and academia to develop an approach to calculate Sustainable Return on investment in urban development. The aim is to be able to demonstrate the value of different solutions from a societal, individual and business perspective and thereby increase overall value in urban development initiatives. A key partner in this work is Realworth, a UK company that has developed an approach to Sustainable Return on Investment for the UK market.

Prof. Erik Bichard, from Realworth will be speaking at this ISU breakfast seminar about the use use of Sustainable Return on Investment to increase equality and reduce environmental decay. Erik Bichard started Realworth after carrying out extensive research into social and environmental issues in the property sector. Erik is the former director of the UK National Centre for Business and Sustainability and Professor in Regeneration and Sustainable Development at the University of Salford. He will describe the Realworth approach, current work on a socially focused development project in Sheffield, and discuss the opportunities to develop the approach for the Swedish market with the UIL partnership.

In addition to the seminar, we have invited a critical friend. A critical friend is a professional working within the same field as the keynote speaker with the mission to reflect upon the seminar and provide some further input from another point of view. On october 4th we are happy to announce that the critical friend will be Stig Westerdahl.

Stig Westerdahl is a senior lecturer at Malmö University’s Institute for Urban Studies. He has a particular focus on organisation and report as well as regional development. Recent work has included research about culture in regional development, innovation in the housing sector and methods of calculating social value in investments in the housing sector. Stig is part of the multi-disciplinary team at Malmö University involved in the Sustainable Return on Investment initiative.

The breakfast seminar will be held in English.

When: October 4, 7:45 pm – 9 pm

Where: Kommendanthuset, Malmöhusvägen 5, Malmö

The Seminar will start with breakfast followed by 20 minutes of lecture and critical input. The seminar ends with open discussion.

The ISU breakfast seminar is free of charge, but there is a no-show-fee of 350 sek if you fail to unregister your place later than 24 hours before the seminar.

 

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