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We RISE again! Joint awards for built environment industry and academia back for 2016

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We RISE again! We are pleased to announce that following on from last year’s highly successful ceremony at the Park Plaza in Leeds, the RISE awards are back for a second year, highlighting, celebrating and rewarding the most innovative and forward thinking research and development initiatives in the built environment across four key strands; Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise.

Across the built environment, talented groups and individuals are shaping the future of engineering and construction and our awards are unique in being the first in the region to bring academic, industry and third sector groups together to showcase their work. Our awards are truly diverse with previous winners coming from a vast range of working environments, specialisms, communities and backgrounds. What matters to us is that our entrants display the passion and dedication to do things better, pushing our industry forward.

Organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University, the Rise Awards are completely free to enter and submissions are encouraged from both individuals and companies working in the built environment across 12 different categories. With awards for industry leaders in energy efficiency, new technologies, products and processes, research, design, behavioural change and more up for grabs we are sure there is a category for you!

The closing date for all entries is 1st September 2016. The winners will be judged by our panel of academic and industry experts and revealed on 15th September at a prestigious gala presentation evening at the Met Hotel in Leeds. Attended by leading sector figures, the event itself will be the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your initiative, maximising your exposure and helping you to bring your expertise to a new audience.

In addition there will be plenty of opportunities for entrants to have ongoing engagement with the University and its networks beyond the awards through our Leeds Sustainability Institute research hub initiatives and projects.

HOW TO ENTER

Entries can be made for a project, process, product or a service. In order to enter please produce a one or two page poster outlining your product, process, project or service which addresses one or more of the category themes detailed below. Your poster should include text, images and where possible facts and figures that will provide the judges with tangible evidence of performance & outcomes against your strategic aims. *Please note, shortlisted posters will be blown up to A1 size and displayed so please ensure your submitted PDF can be resized.

CATEGORIES / THEMES

For 2016 we have 12 different categories available for you to make your submission against. You can make as many submissions as you want and the same project/product or case study can be submitted into more than one category* Please indicate which categories you are applying for on submission.

Some key questions that you will need to address in your submission: 

  • What need did the product, process, project or service fill?
  • Why is it different/special/unique?
  • What challenges were faced and how were they overcome?
  • What did it achieve? What are the current and future benefits?

FOR FULL CRITERIA, CATEGORIES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PLEASE DOWNLOAD OUR OFFICIAL CALL FOR ENTRIES BOOKLET AT THE LINK BELOW.

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POSTER SAMPLES

For ideas of completing a poster, see the RISE 2015 poster set at the following link

FURTHER INFORMATION 

If you have any questions about the RISE awards please contact the CKE team on 0113 812 1902 or via email to riseawards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

WITH THANKS TO OUR HEADLINE SPONSORKI

Thoughts from Greenvision Flood Risk and Community Engagement Event

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The major flooding experienced on 26th December impacted upon many communities in the North of England.  What was taken for granted, traffic, Internet, power, food and shelter, were lost for many within a matter of hours, over the Christmas holidays.

The university under its Greenvision project has initiated a consultation project to investigate how communities have responded and what they have learned in response to the flood events.

This study culminated in the flood risk and community engagement event which was held at old broadcasting house on Monday 23rd May.  Our three Keynote speakers included Mike Potter from the Pickering civic society who presented an excellent examination of an integrated community project integrating passive natural systems such as leaky dams, forestry management and uplands management.  Dr Frances MacGuire who has extensive experience in environmental risk analysis provided a personal account of the immediate clean up and recovery in Hebden Bridge.  The immediate impact and how community centres play a focal role in disaster recovery was presented by Phil Marken, a volunteer and owner at the Open Source Arts Centre in Kirkstall.  Phil was involved in providing local community support using the arts centre and Facebook to coordinate the clean-up and reopening of local businesses.

Each of the key note speakers chaired a series of round table sessions and were joined by Gillian Darbyshire, president of the Whalley Lions club in Lancashire, proving we can work across borders and recognise the interconnection of our communities.

The round table sessions summarised good practice and considered the next steps.  We concluded that community, communications and the coordination of vital information are important.  Knowing who is where and who are the most vulnerable was critical.  Social media is seen as an invaluable tool.  Everyone is now planning for the next time, where to meet, what to store and how to replan and refurbish housing and shops to overcome the inevitable damage from future flooding events.

Through the event, everyone wished to keep in touch, particularly on learning how to apply for grant aid or simple hard cash.  We hope our Greenvision event can provide a means of linking communities.

The presentations can be viewed at the link below along with our storify collating the best images and tweets from the event.

 

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