These projects are not just innovative construction solutions, but illustrate the potential for social cohesion integrated with innovative low carbon technologies, which can become best practice examples for future directions. The intention is to draw together economists, architects, planners, city officials, and residents and other constituents of civic society, to harness their skills and enthusiasm over a longer time-period.
SILCS aims to prove and illustrate the effectiveness of Low carbon building initiatives within the framework of a sustainable development. The project will address the following four questions:
Each workshop will cover all themes but will have a strong emphasis around one central theme (e.g., participation, finance, technology or organisation) this will be rigorously analysed, debated and discussed through a workshop or charrette to establish appropriate and effective innovative solutions and throughout the life time of the project collaborating across the workshops.