Module B – sustainable development and economic policy
It is planned to conduct 4 training modules (A-D), addressed to academic teachers, i.e. developing soft skills, developing knowledge about sustainable development in the context of economic policy at various levels, improving skills in simulation based on artificial intelligence, as well as training in advanced techniques of modelling and numerical simulations.
Module B provides for training in English for all the teaching staff involved in the Project in the field of sustainable development in the context of contemporary political and economic conditions. The Project plans to organize 3 closed seminars with a workshop session covering the following thematic areas: sustainable development, circular economy, low-emission and energy efficiency. The meetings will be hybrid (face-to-face and online) and will be organized in 3 selected locations in Europe. These events will be an opportunity for teaching staff to meet representatives of ministries, non-governmental organizations, and EU structures.
It is worth emphasizing that many actions in the field of sustainable development are implemented, both at the EU level and by the Member States. The Investment Plan for Europe and the regional funds will help make the necessary investments. EU-level toolkits and guidelines support the circular economy and sustainability criteria in construction projects. It is now important that the Member States also do their part to ambitiously implement measures to achieve the full potential of the circular economy in the construction sector.
As a result of the task described, the entire teaching staff involved in the Project will be trained. The development of her competences will contribute to maintaining the high substantive level of the activities carried out within the IMPK. In addition, the staff representing the Applicant will be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in the course of standard work with students, also after the end of the Project.
The video report was posted on the Facebook page of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture.
Between 6th and 8th June 2022, the teaching staff of the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology from the faculties of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture (FCEEA) and the Faculty of Management (FM) took part in a trip abroad as part of the project "Spinaker. A.I. am here PPI / SPI / 2020/1/00009".
During these few days, the London School of Architecture (LSA) hosted us within its walls.
1. 6th May 2022 - On the first day, there were presentations and talks on topics related to architecture, sustainable construction and teaching methods.
- Neal Shasore, LSA Head of School & Samantha Hardingham, LSA Academic Director. On LSA Strategy 2022-24 and teaching & learning methods.
- Ada Nawrocka, assistant professor at Bydgoszcz University. New paradigm of urban design.
- Lara Kinneir, LSA Lab Director, educator and urban designer. Collaborative agendas for sustainable development in architecture and the built environment, specifically in relation to the acceleration of the United Nation’s new urban agenda.
- Lewis Kinneir, architect and educator. Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Skyroom, delivery of sustainable homes for key workers in London. Lewis is also the LSA’s Design Tectonics leader and will touch on the approach the LSA takes to teaching in this area.
Among the 4 speakers there was also our representative Ada Nawrocka, who gave a presentation on "New paradigm of urban design".
Our group also visited the LSA building (6 Orsman Road) with architects Waugh Thistleton and reviewed the work of students from London.
2. 7th May 2022 - Fabrizio Matillana, Deputy Team Manager Design & Heritage, London Borough of Islington was speaking about the £6bn council led regeneration project in Meridian Water in Enfield, North London. Fabrizio was Principal Urban Designer, advising the local authority on design matters for Phase 1 and ensuring the delivery of its sustainable objectives and high quality place making.
Later that day, we spent Tuesday at the London School of Architecture observing classes with students. We had the opportunity to talk with students, participate in classes and observe the forms of working on projects.
In the second part of the day, the teaching staff expanded their architectural, urban and historical experience by visiting the Museum of Home and many other inspiring buildings in London.
3. 8th May 2022 - On the last day, we visited the London School of Economics and Political Science.
We had the opportunity to see the building in terms of architecture, functionality and construction.
From the terraces located on the roofs of the building, one could also admire the panorama of London.
The highlight of the day was a visit to the construction site of the ARBOR LSE1 (Bankside Yards) skyscrapers, arranged with Marcus Lee, architect and RSH+P. It was a very interesting experience both in terms of construction and architecture.
On 30 May 2022, the representatives of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture of the Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology were hosted by the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence.
The meeting represented an excellent opportunity to exchange views on possible future co-operation.
The NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence is located in Bydgoszcz.
By definition the COEs are predominantly multinationally sponsored organisations that provide NATO with a tool to enhance interoperability in specific areas. The COEs operate as independent centres under the direction and guidance of a Steering Committee. The centres are not placed in the C2 of the NATO Command Structure. HQ SACT`s Transformation Network Branch (TNB) is responsible for coordination of the COE and for providing it with the annual request for support on behalf of NATO.
Poland has offered to establish the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence in order to enhance the NATO's military police or gendarmerie interoperability. Poland is the framework nation. The NATO MP COE is located in Bydgoszcz. The COE's mission is to enhance the MP capability of NATO and its member nations in order to support military transformation, the SNs and other customers, thus improving the alliance's interoperability in the field of MP. The NATO MP COE harmonises its mission with the efforts of other national and NATO entities in enhancing the MP capabilities.