Young Urbanists Water Series #1 – Building Water Resilient Cities

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Young Urbanists Water Series #1 – Building Water Resilient Cities

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our first event of the Young Urbanist Water Series, for an evening of discussion and workshop on building water resilient cities.

Where: Cowcross Gallery, 75 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EL

When: 18:00 pm – 20:30 pm

Speakers and workshop facilitators

Rhys Jones is a landscape architect based at LUC. He believes that his profession isn’t doing enough to help the world’s vulnerable, seeing a potential in it’s environmental-safeguarding approach to address some of the world’s major issues. He has been researching the feasibility of this and has set up a humanitarian landscape architecture working group, which will look into how the presence of landscape architecture can be increased in the humanitarian & development sectors.

Eleanor Earl is a civil engineer at ARUP, who has worked on many international projects within humanitarian contexts, with a particular interest in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Sue Illman is managing director at Illman Young and a practicing Landscape Architect, with a specialism in historic landscape conservation, hard landscape construction and planting design. As an advocate of SuDS also speaks about the wider subject of sustainability, of which water is a key part. She has played a key role in shaping the Arup’s Surface Water Management in Humanitarian Contexts guide, ensuring that it reflected as holistic an approach as possible from both a practical and a landscape/SuDS perspective.

Mairi Dean is a civil engineer who joined the BuroHappold Water Group in 2017. Her interest in water engineering is driven largely by the role that water has to play in the spread of poverty and disease, insecurity and social immobility; particularly for women and girls. Mairi has previously completed a research work in Santiago de Chile, where she looked into sustainable means of saving water in the Chilean mining industry.


Drinks and nibbles will be provided.




May 7
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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