RIBA South West (Bath) - Bringing your designs to life: how to integrate green infrastructure elements
2pm - 4:30pm
Considered and well-designed green elements can lead to successful projects for the public and other end-users. This seminar will provide you with strategies for the design, installation and maintenance of urban green infrastructure, their benefits in terms of approaches and techniques, and how these relate to the planning system.
This interactive seminar provides you with the opportunity to participate in discussions and a workshop, which will enable you to consider issues and opportunities and potential applications with your peers. The atmosphere will be relaxed, with each segment followed by a collaborative Q&A session, which will give you the opportunity to clarify issues not made clear during the presentation.
This seminar includes:
Various categories and typologies
Ecosystem approach and ecosystem services and water sensitive design
Case studies: from around the world, global trends, including projects in London, Milan, Seoul, Portland Oregon, Singapore, Paris and Berlin
Greening and the planning process in the UK
Benefits and sources of evidence: including improving microclimate, cooling, sustainable drainage, climate change adaptation, improving air quality, and increasing biodiversity
Detailed descriptions, with information on build-up, irrigation and planting and practical case studies:
Habitat features (bird and bat boxes and insect hotels)
Workshop: you will work in groups devising retrofit greening project of 1970s building in Cambridge and report back from each team to all
Conclusions, comments and questions
Gary Grant, Green Infrastructure ConstancyGary Grant is a chartered environmentalist and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, speaker and leading expert on urban greening. He is author of GreenRoofs and Facades, Ecosystem Services Come To Town and the Water Sensitive City. His clients include Natural England, The Mayor of London (Greenspace Factor Study 2017) and Lendlease. He regularly gives talks and training and speaks at conferences including Highrise Greenery Conference Singapore, EUGIC 2017, CIEEM training courses and Specifi Landscape. Previously, he has also provided climate change adaptation training for the RIBA.
Core Curriculum topics
1. Places planning and communities2. Sustainable architecture
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