As well as running Green Directions, I am a member of the Sheffield City Region (UK) Low Carbon Sector Group. Together with partners, I am developing a major infra-structure proposal; FutureZone 20:50.
FutureZone 20:50 is a proposal for an innovation park, close to the Advanced Manufacturing Park www.attheamp.com/ , showcasing both a vision for living and working sustainably in the future and our region’s innovation and manufacturing excellence. It would include:
- A vibrant interactive low carbon and innovation visitor attraction
- a conference and exhibition centre
- pavilions owned and run by companies highlighting their innovations and commitment to sustainability
- a centre to showcase the outcomes of universities research and development programmes
- a growth hub providing support for businesses to enter supply chains and capitalise on business opportunities ; for example, through the Catapult Centres
- a low carbon retail zone
- a low carbon transport hub including a cycle park
FutureZone 20:50 is about the future not the past. It is about inspiring and supporting sustainable growth for the economic and social benefit of people and communities.
My partners in the project are MMEK and Oliver Schutte. You might like to have a look at their websites to see examples of their inspiring work:
MMEK – a Dutch design company who have expertise in the creation of visitor attractions. http://mmek.nl/
Oliver Schutte – a Costa Rica based architect with experience in pan-European sustainability projects http://www.a-01.net/
MMEK are currently working on an industrial/environmental museum in Zeeland http://mmek.nl/en/#/mmek/work/industrial-museum-zeeland/ and have a lot of experience in the sport and leisure market e.g. the Dutch national football museum http://www.voetbalexperience.nl/ They have also worked on visitor experiences for the Dutch flower industry and the Dutch water industry. You can see the full range of their work on the website.