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A two-part cross-disciplinary exploration of the latest research, technical solutions and project examples on the contemporary use of trees in streets and the wider public realm.
The sessions will draw from the content of the Trees and Design Action Group latest publication: Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014, 160pp). Those that attend the seminar will receive a professionally printed and bound hardcopy.
The events are half day seminars held on the afternoons of Monday 23 and Monday 30 March at The Building Centre and organised by the Landscape Institute, Trees and Design Action Group and The Building Centre.
Those interested in booking both events, are eligible for a discount if booked together.
Event 1: Design strategies for value
2 pm, Monday 23 March
Built environment experts and arboriculturists will cross-examine the latest research findings, available tools and project examples on designing with trees to achieve enhanced value. Their exploration will also look at the changing landscape of infrastructure funding, and the funding opportunities accessible when better alignment can be achieved between use of trees and project objectives.
Speakers include: Rupert Bentley-Wells, Arboricultural Manager, LB Hackney; Anne Jaluzot, Green infrastructure planning consultant, lead author of Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014); Stephen O’Malley, Director, Civic Engineers; Keith Sacre, Sales Director, Barcham Trees and lead author of BS 8545:2014 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations. Chaired by Robert Huxford, Director Urban Design Group and Member of the ICE Municipal Engineers Expert Panel
Cost: £135 + VAT per person
Event 2: Delivery solutions for success
2 pm, Monday 30 March
The underground space in our cities is intensely contested and the one way forward, which will also address climate change challenges, is to better integrate planning, design and delivery of the underworld to include trees (green) as well as grey and blue infrastructure. To achieve this, making the most of both available below-ground solutions and the delivery framework provided by the planning system are key. This session brings together built environment experts and arboriculturists to examine how we can turn visions of a tree-rich ‘working’ city landscape into reality.
Speaker include: Jeremy Barrell, Managing Director of Barrell Consulting; Anne Jaluzot, Green infrastructure planning consultant, lead author of Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014); Martin Gammie, Founding Director of Consulting with Trees; David Finch, Senior Associate of Grant Associates. Chaired by Sue Illman, Director Illman-Young and Past President Landscape Institute
Cost: £135 + VAT per person
Subject to Parliamentary approval, substantially revised CDM regulations (Construction [Design and Management]
Regulations) will come into force on 6th April 2015. Lead designers of projects will be particularly affected because the client must appoint the 'designer with control over the pre-construction phase' as Principal Designer with a role similar to that of the CDM-Coordinator in CDM 2007.
This seminars will explore the differences between the 2015 and 2007 Regulations, the duties of the parties in the new regulations and the implications for landscape architect.
Further dates and regional locations TBC. For more information, join the discussion on Talking Landscape.
For information on CDM, read the technical information note.
A major exhibition curated by The Building Centre and Landscape Institute
The exhibition highlights the importance of landscape in shaping our
After a six-week residency at The Building Centre, Rethinking the Urban Landscape transferred to Ecobuild 2015 and will soon be touring nationally. Dates and locations TBC.
Rethinking the Urban Landscape exemplifies how landscape architecture can offer sustainable
solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society
including flooding and public health.
Showcasing some of the UK’s most powerful contemporary landscape
projects including King’s Cross and the Olympic Park, alongside small,
community-led schemes including pocket parks and community allotments,
the exhibition will highlight the importance of investing in green infrastructure if
our cities are to become more liveable, healthy and safe.
The exhibition is sponsored by ACO Technologies plc and Penter.
Page last updated 27 March 2015
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30 March 2015
Trees in Hard Landscapes: Delivery solutions for success
Rethinking the Urban Landscape exhibition
National tour dates TBC
15 April 2015
CDM seminar - Leeds
5 May 2015
CDM seminar - London