We have updated the 10 mandatory RIBA CPD Core Curriculum topics in response to the skills our members need to practice architecture, now and in the future. The ten Core topics will help you maintain competence, update your knowledge, acquire new skills, future-proof yourselves and your businesses and deliver socially purposeful architecture.
The RIBA City CPD Club 2018, an innovative schedule of seminars and workshops covering the 10 mandatory topics, is designed to help you achieve your annual CPD requirements.
Achieving high-quality green infrastructure
Green infrastructure is recognised globally as an essential component of healthy, sustainable places. It provides many benefits to people, improving their health, wellbeing and ability to respond to the changing climate as well as enhancing the environment in which they live and work. This is acknowledged through the National Planning Policy Framework and many towns and cities now have a green infrastructure strategy.
Green infrastructure consists of a multifunctional network of individual features that connect urban populations with the surrounding countryside. It includes street trees, parks, playing fields, woodlands, allotments, private gardens, wetlands, streams and other water bodies, green roofs and walls that are often linked to other components, including transport and drainage infrastructure.
Despite the evidence base and policy support for green infrastructure, there is still considerable uncertainty about what this term means and how it can be best delivered in practice. This seminar will first examine what green infrastructure is and how it relates to other terms such as ecosystem services, nature-based solutions and natural capital that are increasingly being used by policy makers.
The seminar will then consider the benefits of green infrastructure and how these relate to sustainability and health and wellbeing objectives in the built environment. Finally, the delivery of green infrastructure will be explored through a series of case studies.
Speaker Danielle Sinnett, University of the West of England
Core Curriculum Topics
1. Architecture for social purpose
2. Sustainable architecture
The impact of intervention in the historic environment
One of the greatest challenges faced by architects today is how to intervene and upgrade the country’s most sensitive historic environments. As it is clearly obvious in our immediate surroundings, the initial reaction has been to try and replicate the styles of our past whilst using modern construction materials and fittings, without a real understanding of the natural evolution of styles or of the material issues faced by historic buildings.
A more sustainable solution to the problems stated above would be advocating that all new-build projects in historic areas and alterations to historic buildings should be clearly of their time and that when refurbishing existing buildings, we should be finding new expressions for traditional forms, materials and techniques that are relevant to 21st century buildings.
This seminar will describe how we can achieve a modern vision through sound knowledge of the historic development of the built environment, coupled with well-founded principles of sustainability and thorough understanding of materials and their properties.
The speaker will demonstrate how the introduction of well-designed new buildings in the historic environment can provide an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our cities and towns, whilst the methods to achieve high standards in design, construction and craftsmanship will be our legacy to the historic environment of the future.
Speaker Valeria Passetti, Conception Architects
Core Curriculum topics
1. Building conservation and heritage
2. Procurement and contracts
- RIBA/CIAT members £140 + VAT
- Non-RIBA members £200 + VAT
- RIBA student members £50 + VAT