Greening the UK is the campaign to promote the role of plants and open green spaces in creating environmentally and socially sustainable communities.
It is hosting free conferences offering all professionals within the town planning, developer, housing and environmental sectors the opportunity to explore how to deliver environmental and social objectives within the new localism agenda and examine how research and best practice has developed in the field of sustainable construction.
So far, the LI has provided Clare Brockhurst (Fellow of the Landscape Institute) and Dick Longdin (Randall Thorp) as guest speakers and may add more. The conferences will help to contextualise how and why a more intelligent use of green space and planting in the planning system can deliver significant improvements to local communities.
The free “Planning for the Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrow” conference will take place at the Manchester Town Hall from 10.00-15.30 on Friday 17 September. It will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of recent developments in planning best practice and scientific research. It will cover how local authorities can react to the new localism agenda to deliver environmental and social objectives. It will help you to contextualise how and why a more intelligent use of green space and planting in the planning system can deliver significant improvements to local communities.
Stephen Tapper (President of the Planning Officers Society) and Tim Briercliffe (Chair of Greening the UK) will speak at the event, among many others.
The second free event will cover ‘Designing a Landscape for the Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrow’ at Bre Enterprise Hub, Watford, from 10.00-15.30 on Monday 4 October. It will provide an update on how research and best practice has developed in the field of sustainable construction. The agenda provides an exciting mix of best practice case studies and the latest scientific research on building efficiency and sustainable site development.
This event will feature Clare Brockhurst and Dick Longdin, among many others.
Full event details at the-hta.org.uk
To register for free entry to the event on 17 September 2010 'Planning for the Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrow', click here
To register for free entry to the event on 4 October 2010 'Designing a Landscape Sustainability Challenges of Tomorrow', click here