BRIC Talks Webinar – Brownfield Land Registers and the BRIC Index
About this Event
Brownfield Land Registers and the BRIC Index
Why join us at this BRICtalks webinar?
Join us to see to hear about the establishment and effectiveness of brownfield registers and how the BRIC Index can help your business and/or your clients to:
– Find the most suitable brownfield site across the Black Country based on statistical analysis using your set of search criteria
– Compare and prioritise the identified sites based on the scores obtained
– Analyse the preferred individual site(s) using the BRIC database
– Estimate a cost range to remediate the selected brownfield site(s).
About this BRICtalks webinar
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced provisions to grant permission in principle for housing-led development in England and mandated the assembly of brownfield planning registers. The Brownfield Land Register Regulations 2017 requirements and their implementation will be explored. The overriding question is, however, what is the effectiveness of these registers with almost 18,000 brownfield sites having been mapped and the capacity for 1.3 million homes on 21,000 sites covering 25,000 hectares identified?
We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Charlson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, who will discuss her recently published research ‘The Introduction of Brownfield Land Registers in England’ (Journal of Planning Practice & Research).
Our second speaker at this event will be Dr Noukhez Ahmed, a Researcher with the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr Ahmed has been integral in developing The BRIC Index, a decision-making tool to help identify risks, contamination and remediation costs of brownfield development.
We will be hosting this BRICtalks webinar via Zoom. We are keen to meet and share knowledge with businesses of all types working in brownfield planning, remediation and development and we hope you will join us for our next talk on Thursday 15th April 2021
10.00-10.05am Welcome and Introduction by BRIC Project Manager
10.05-10.20am Presentation by Jennifer Charlson
10.20-10.35am Presentation by Dr Noukhez Ahmed
10.35-10.45am Questions and Answers
Note: this event may be recorded
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We will contact you via email to provide you with a weblink to join the online event.
If you have any queries, please contact the BRIC Team via email BRIC@wlv.ac.uk
This series of BRICtalks events has been created by the University of Wolverhampton Brownfield Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) which supports the regeneration and re-use of brownfield sites for social, domestic and business purposes. The Centre, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is able to provide free assistance to qualifying Black Country SMEs in areas such as:
• Building scanning
• Soil analysis and advice on remediation
• Geographic Information Systems
• Advice on ground water contamination, ground stabilisation
Jennifer Charlson is qualified as a Chartered Engineer and Solicitor with an MBA. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Architecture and Built Environment School at the University of Wolverhampton. She is a Joint Co-ordinator of the CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) W113 Law and Dispute Resolution Working Commission and a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ international journal: Management Procurement and Law.Before moving into academia, Jennifer worked as a Senior Solicitor for Carillion plc having qualified as a solicitor in private practice. She previously worked for the BBC as a Projects Engineer. Her first degree is in Engineering Science from Oxford University. Jennifer is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Higher Education Academy. She specialises in researching and lecturing on construction and engineering law.
Dr Noukhez Ahmed
Dr Noukhez Ahmed is a researcher for the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Wolverhampton, who has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Design Optimisation of Compressors using Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis. He has expertise in programming, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Noukhez is currently developing the BRIC Index that is designed to rate and evaluate Black Country brownfield sites using site comparison and statistical analysis.