SPAB-STBA Conference 2023: A Nature-Positive Approach to Old Buildings

As the climate crisis unfolds, the natural world is presenting both threats and opportunities to old buildings and those who live in and work on them. How can we work with nature to make our old buildings comfortable, resilient, and fit for the future?

Join the 2023 Conference organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) — a packed day of talks exploring a nature-positive approach to traditional buildings. You’ll hear from expert speakers on topics including flood resilience, thatch, mud building, lime, biodiversity, wetland plant cultivation and more.

This year the conference will take place on 2 November (9am – 6pm) at the Mile End Ecology Pavilion – a sustainable, green-roofed venue in London’s East End.  This light and airy space sits within an earth-sheltered building overlooking the lake and reedbeds of the surrounding park, an award-winning urban oasis that supports a large variety of flora and fauna.

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