16 May 2017: SHIFT: Sustainable Housing Investment and Future Technologies

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Part of the Festival of Debate: www.festivalofdebate.com

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Networking and refreshments: 5.30pm-6pm
Discussion: 6pm-8pm

Lecture Theatre 2, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield
32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RD


Housing is one of modern society’s pressure points, and there are many challenges in building new homes. Where will the money come from? What are the effects of technology? What is the environmental cost, and does it matter? Hear answers from energy experts, policymakers and social housing providers.


  • Jon Johnson – Founder, Strip the Willow
  • Sarah McClelland – Environmental Manager, Great Places, www.greatplaces.org.uk
  • Gordon Watts – Sustainability Manager, South Yorkshire Housing Association, www.syha.co.uk
  • Councillor Mazher Iqbal – Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, Sheffield City Council
  • Chaired by Dr Danielle Densley Tingley – Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Sheffield