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biomimicry uk | innovation lab

Urban Futures Workshop North

4th June 2018 

Urban Innovation & Behaviour Change - The Open Data Institute, Leeds

Through a range of active learning approaches with talks, group work, workshops (and more!), you will learn about:

1. go beyond a sustainable future;

2. know where to best leverage change in a system for the greatest impact;

3. design for resilience in urban infrastructure;

4. build collaborations; and,

5. integrate personal development and leadership for you and your team to work with inspiration every day.

You will collaborate, discuss and learn with an industry peer group, working together to propose the most sustainable outcomes for the project on the day.

Who is the workshop for?

Established companies and start-ups in the energy sector, construction, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, project management and urban planning.

Architects, Designers, Engineers and Makers

Consultants, Business leaders and Strategists

Education professionals and Researchers

NGO's and professional associations

The training merges the best of biomimicry, circular economy, social collaboration and systems-thinking. It includes Purpose Driven Leadership processes to enable you to lead this kind of transformative change by connecting with your personal and corporate core values.


8.30 AM - 6 PM - Four interactive sessions with breakout sessions, followed by networking!


Richard James MacCowan - Founder, Biomimicry UK | Innovation Lab

Claire Janisch - Founder, BiomimicrySA, South Africa

Shannon Royden-Turner - Founder, Actuality, South Africa

Dr Chris Hassell - Ecologist + Biologist, University of Leeds




Our supporter:

What drives us? A positive vision of the future and the determination to make it come true. The courage and ambition to do what is right, despite all obstacles. An abiding commitment to show that sustainability is better for business. We believe that change starts with us and is transforming Interface from a plunderer of the earth to an agent of its restoration. Through this process of redesigning ourselves, we hope to be a catalyst for the redesign of the global industry.



The Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds. LS9 8AG.

The venue is located a 10-15 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. 

Parking: St Peter's Square and pay-and-display car parks at Quarry Hill behind the West Yorkshire Playhouse and NCP Markets at the Leeds Kirkgate Market.


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