Film of the Bristol Green Week Schumacher Lecture 2012: Regeneration for real on the Ground and in Your Mind

Regeneration for Real: on the Ground and in Your Mind. Speakers: Kevin McCloud (Channel 4’s Grand Designs), Rob Hopkins (Transition Towns Co-founder) & Tim Smit (Founder of the Eden Project). Tonight’s speakers personify regeneration – bringing new life. Through Kevin’s work we experience a continuous flow of innovation in design; Rob has brought us the model of the resilient community, and Tim has created one of the most inspiring projects in the country.

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Kevin McCloud

Founder of Hab Housing, Author, Broadcaster and Designer.

Kevin is best known for the BAFTA-nominated Grand Designs and the Stirling Prize. In 2009 he won a Prix Italia for his Grand Tour. He has made series about architecture, design and urban planning and is currently filming a series about a shed.

In 2006 Kevin formed the development company Hab Housing. In partnership, the company is now building sustainable housing schemes across the West of England and last year completed their first scheme, The Triangle in Swindon, which was televised as a three-part series Kevin’s Grand Design on Channel 4 in December.

Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of the Transition Network and author of The Transition Handbook: from oil dependence to local resilience’ which has been published in a number of languages, and which was voted the 5th most popular book taken on holiday by MPs during the summer of 2008, and more recently of The Transition Companion: making your community more resilient in uncertain times’, published in October 2011. He publishes the blog, recently voted the 4th best green blog in the UK.

Rob was named by the Independent as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists. He is the winner of the 2009 Observer Ethical Award for the Grassroots Campaigner category, and in December 2009 was voted the Energy Saving Trust/Guardian’s Green Community Hero’. In February 2012, Rob and the Transition Network were among NESTA and The Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals’. He lives in Devon and grows food for his family.

Tim Smit

Tim is Chief Executive and co-founder of the Award winning Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public in 2000, since when around 13 million people have visited.

After working for ten years in the music industry – as a composer and producer of both rock and opera – he moved in 1987, to Cornwall where he and John Nelson ‘discovered’ and then restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

In January 2011 he was appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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