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Outcome-focused use of technology in environmental and social assessment

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Digital approaches, tools and technology are proliferating in society and across environmental and social assessment, however questions remain about their effectiveness in achieving positive outcomes. How many of the tools remain too focused on the process rather than the underlying outcome?

In this talk Luke will explore how appropriate application of technology can lead to technical improvements and deliver more socially inclusive and environmental outcomes, as well as explore whether inappropriate use of digital tools can hinder effective decision making, drawing on experience across numerous projects in the UK. Luke will also give a practitioner’s perspective on emerging future direction in this area. 

Luke Strickland, Practice Lead for Environmental Assessment, Mott MacDonald

Luke Strickland is Mott MacDonald’s practice lead for environmental assessment and leads the delivery of environmental, sustainability and carbon services in the Midlands region. Luke works across a wide range of sectors, providing meaningful and creative environmental input to a range of clients and decision makers throughout the business case, policy and planning process. A strategic thinker with a strong interest in low carbon and sustainability and an eye for the detail,  Luke has spent 20 years in multi-disciplinary consultancy and is both a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Engineer. He is also an experienced writer and speaker on topics including Net Zero, blue-green infrastructure, climate resilience and city adaptation.

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    Luke Strickland Practice Lead for Environmental Assessment @ Mott MacDonald

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