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Posted on 20th Jun 2022

The Significance of People in the Creation of Social Value

In 2022 the SVUK Thought Leadership Group for the Built Environment ran 3 sessions under the theme "The Significance of People in the Creation of Social Value".

Session 1: Introduction – The Importance of People

The first session was held on May 18th 2022 and covered general issues relating to people and social value, such as what to ask and when, how to improve inclusion, tools and methodologies, and taking a long-term view.

The session had four speakers and 54 attendees

Recording of session 1 can be accessed here

Content slides from session 1 can be accessed here

Session 2: Asking the Right Questions During Briefing and Design Stages

Session 2 was held on Wednesday 20th July from 12:00 – 13:00 BST (UTC +1).

The session covered topics such as the importance of existing context and background, collaborating with existing local groups, common pitfalls, and how to avoid said pitfalls.

The session had 30 attendees, and was led by 3 speakers:

Recording of session 2 can be accessed here

Content slides from session 2 can be accessed here

Session 3: Asking the Right Questions During the Occupation and Use Stage

Session 3 was held on Wednesday 5th October from 12:00 – 13:00 BST (UTC +1).

There were 29 attendees to this session, which hosted a conversation between RealWorth director Erik Bichard, and Jonathan Schifferes, Housing Policy Manager at the Greater London Authority.

Three key themes were discussed in this session:

  • Theme 1: Why it’s important to engage with people once they have experienced the project post-completion
  • Theme 2: How has this been done to date?
  • Theme 3: What more needs to be done in the future to increase social value in the built environment?

Recording of session 3 can be accessed here

Content slides from session 3 can be accessed here

RealWorth would like to thank all the speakers and attendees to the Thought Leadership Group sessions this year. A programme for 2023 is being finalised and will be announced in January 2023.

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