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 06-08 March 2018 / ExCeL, London

Green & Blue Infrastructure district is supported by:

  • British Association of Landscape Industries
  • The Edible Bus Stop
  • Landscape Institute

Part of the futurebuild districts...

How to work with nature to create a built environment that’s resilient and promotes wellbeing.

Today around 80% of the UK’s population lives in urban areas, and population and environmental pressures are increasing the need for liveable places. Nature can help us create better, healthier and more resilient buildings and urban realm, cost effectively. This district’s seminar programme, sponsored by ACO shows how, whether by adding green walls to buildings or creating garden communities. Here you’ll discover the British Association of Landscape Industries’ Pavilion, the Hive pocket park created by The Edible Bus Stop Studio, the Natural Building Café, the Green Infrastructure Challenge 2018 and many exhibiting suppliers.

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Seminar Programme sponsored by ACO

The policy and practice of green and blue infrastructure are evolving rapidly and this seminar programme shows how. It tackles key questions of funding, design, delivery and maintenance in delivering greener buildings and places for resilience, wellbeing and environmental quality.



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Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. How engaging with communities from the outset can help lower project costs and increase longevity

  2. Options for creating quality living environments, and how we can produce places that work for all

  3. Ways of working collaboratively to produce solutions for existing locations or new developments

  4. It is time for planners and designers to be bold and stand up for health and wellbeing

  5. There is a clear business case for integrating nature into workplaces. Here’s how it can be done.


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Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. Designing and constructing sustainable urban drainage for performance and long term maintenance

  2. The tools and approaches that can help bring natural capital into planning

  3. Several of the top causes of ill-health including obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes can be att ...
  4. Can we translate natural value into real funding to help provide for development and maintenance?

  5. Exploring the risks, business case and design parameters for green roofs and walls


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Green & Blue Infrastructure
  1. How our buildings and the spaces between can influence the urban climate – latest research thinking

  2. Urban trees are under threat. Our experts dispel the common myths and misunderstandings

  3. We can look to nature to help us reduce risks in vulnerable areas of our towns, cities and coasts

  4. Find out how the smallest spaces in the city can be transformed and their impact measured

The Hive
Edible Bus Stop Studio have created a new multi-functional, engaging social space - The Hive. With headline sponsor MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME, the park will focus on biodiversity, biophilia and health and wellbeing.

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Natural Building Café
Natural Building UK is showcasing the best of the UK natural building industry, bringing you information about natural materials and techniques. Watch experts demonstrate the use of natural materials and learn how to incorporate them into your projects.

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The Green Infrastructure Challenge
CIBSE & UKCIP invite you to take part in the third annual GI design challenge! Highlighting the role of building-level green infrastructure, such as green roofs, living walls, indoor farms and gardens in creating sustainable indoor and outdoor environments.

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BALI pavilion
Central to the Green & Blue Infrastructure district the BALI Pavilion will showcasing member technologies and products. BALI was established to promote, support and inspire professional landscapers, designers, and landscape suppliers.

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