Research and practice is emerging to demonstrate the significant role that Green Infrastructure can play in ‘climate proofing’ our urban environments. This seminar stream will offer three case studies/research projects to demonstrate how this can be used in practice.
Chair: Julia Thrift, Projects and Operations Director and GI Partnership, TCPA
- Implementing Climate Proofing for Social Housing Landscapes
- Hannah Baker, Programme Manager, Groundwork London
- Implications of future climate on natural infrastructure, flooding and urban environments
- Kelly Gunnell, PhD Research Student, Environmental Dynamics Research Group, Geography Department, King’s College London
- Climate proofing through innovative delivery of flood alleviation
- Chryse Tinsley, Landscape Planner, Leicester City Council
If we are to achieve good quality, higher performance public realm spaces in our towns and cities, it is vital that the below ground is designed to incorporate aboveground expectations – time to ‘design the underworld’.
Chair: Robert Huxford, Director Urban Design Group and Member of the ICE Expert Municipal Panel
- Above ground vision - integrating green and blue infrastructure through water sensitive urban design
- Gary Grant, Green Infrastructure Consultancy
- Below ground reality
- Robert Huxford, Director Urban Design Group and Member of the ICE Expert Municipal Panel
- What does a more integrated approach require?
- John Thomson, Vice President, The International Federation of Municipal Engineering and Project Manager of the National Roads Development Guide for Scotland
- Achieving success from planning to delivery
- Suzanne Scobie, Associate, Infrastructure & Sustainability, Aecom
The Natural Capital Committee advises that there should be no loss and, indeed, an increase in natural capital as the result of development or regeneration projects.
As ever the case for this approach depends on a robust business case. This session looks at the business case and how it can help planners and designers win the day.
Chair: Peter Massini, Principal Policy Officer – Green Infrastructure, Greater London Authority
- Towards sustainable land-use in planning and development: the Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) project
- Oliver Hölzinger, Owner, CEEP
- Urban trees – contributing to real savings
- Kenton Rogers, Co-founder, Treeconomics
- Delivering the business case in practice
- Clare Olver, Project Development Officer, The Mersey Forest
While high level policy and legislation can provide a framework, much success is achieved on the ground through community commitment and enthusiasm. This session offers local case studies to show what can be achieved if we engage with our local areas – a direction for the future?
Chair: Jane Manning, Associate Director, Allies and Morrison
- Inspiring Design Engaging Communities
- Mak Gilchrist, FRSA, Founding Director
- Will Sandy, Creative Director and Landscape Architect,The Edible Bus Stop
- Uniting communities through food
- Victoria Sherwin, Co-founder /Director Incredible Edible Lambeth and fundraiser/community development consultant supporting the development of Myatt's Fields Park and Vassall and Coldharbour Forum
- Sue Sheehan, Co-founder/Director, Incredible Edible Lambeth and freelance green community development consultant
- My backyard – the value of domestic gardens
- Fraser Baker, Research Associate, University of Leicester