Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Mark Camley, Executive Director Of Park And Venues, The London Legacy Development Corporation 


KEYNOTE: The Importance Of Having A Holistic Approach To Healthy Design 

  • The health and well being case
  • The policy case – London Plan, new environmental strategy, regional mayors etc
  • The investment case – the value of green infrastructure
  • The investment case – the value of green infrastructure
  • How might relationships need to change between developers, landscape designers, contractors, and local communities and how can we create a better synergy?

Speaker - TBC 


Getting Practical Part I: Integration Of Living Plants In Design

  • The BRE Project 
    Ed Suttie, Director, BRE

  • The King's Cross Case Study 
    Ken Trew, Senior Project Manager, Argent LLP
  • The National Grid Car Park Case Study
    Chris Medland, Director, One World Design 


Networking Break And Morning Refreshments


Getting Practical Part II: Integration Of Living Plants In Design

  • The City of Westminster's Green Spine Project
    Mehron Kirk, Landscape Architecture Director, BDP

  • The Elephant & Castle Case Study
    Ewan Oliver, Public Realm Development Manager, Lendlease

Networking Lunch


Overcoming Plant Management And Maintenance Challenges

  • Cost issues: residential vs. commercial

  • Addressing irrigation and drainage concerns to overcome fear of dying plants, feeding needs

  • Rainwater harvesting and on-site storage

  • From considering green spaces as an add-on to integrate them in the master plan from the early going

  • Technical constraints from highway engineer and utility companies:
    -New techniques available for providing adequate soil and root barriers to mitigate damage to underground services
    -How do you establish an early dialogue with them?

  • What technologies are currently available on the market for an effective plant maintenance scheme?

  • How can communities help to maintain their immediate environments?

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Highlighting The Need For Scientific Proofs And Studies On The Actual Benefits Of Integrating Living Plants Into Design

  • The BIFoR Project
  • Using data to make a stronger case for clients, local authorities and the public
  • How to make the impact of living plants measurable through tangible evidence 
  • Role of planting in terms of:
    -Wind mitigation on roofs
    -Visual aspect
    -Air quality
    -Thermal insulation
    -Reduction in rainwater run-off
    -Habitat creation
  • Nurseries: are they able to provide a plant database for the best selection on each project?

  • Demonstrating horticulture role on breaking down organic compounds 

Chris Churchman, Founding Partner, Churchman Landscape Architects 


Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments


An Estate Agent’s Perspective: How Green Spaces Are Impacting A Property’s Value 

  • Long term vision: how plants look now vs. the future

  • Why green spaces can make you gain a competitive edge

  • Why do clients want green and healthy design? Perspective on residential and commercial properties

  • Your clients know better: going beyond the visual impact as the main decision driver in order to meet their sustainability expectations 

John Ennis, Area Director - Central South & New Homes, Foxtons 


Panel Discussion: Retro-Greening: How To Successfully Revitalise A City Area

  • What are the barriers to healthy building design?
  • The importance of local authorities to incentivise developers in order for the latter to deliver
  • How to measure the social ROI and factor this into a financial decision making
  • The TFL case study for improved air quality


Mehron Kirk, Landscape Architecture Director, BDP

Robert Fry, Director, Aukette Swanke

Angela Dapper, Partner, Denton Corker Marshall


Wrap-Up Panel With Speakers (5 mins each): Key Takeaways And Perspective On Potential Future Scenarios


Speed Networking

Realising the importance of connecting with your peers, we organised a moderated networking session where delegates are prompted to meet others in brief 3/4 minute rounds. The moderator will be keeping track of time and announcing participants when to switch partners.

Make sure you bring lots of business cards along with you!


Chair's Closing Remarks 


End of Conference

Healthy Design, Healthy Places is a flagship conference by Horticulture Week in association with World Architecture News and Planning for Housing.
29 November 2017 at 15Hatfields, London

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