London forum to discuss the work of the Green Infrastructure Task Force

A forum is to be held in London to help stakeholders understand the work done by the Green Infrastructure Task Force.

London. Image: MorgueFile
London. Image: MorgueFile

The task force was established by London Mayor Boris Johnson following the publishing of the London Infrastructure Plan, which set out the city's future infrastructure needs.

It recognises that green infrastructure is as important for the city's future prosperity as its other "grey" infrastructure, such as pipes and road.

But it acknowledges that the concept of green infrastructure is not well understood and that there are difficulties in properly accounting for the economic value of green infrastructure.

The forum, to be held on 31 July, will discuss the emerging ideas and recommendations coming out of the task force's work. Attendees will also have a chance to influence the final content of the task force's upcoming report into the economic case for green infrastructure.

The forum will include presentations from:

  • Peter Neal – Green Space consultant, on emerging models for funding and management
  • Katherine Drayson – Policy Exchange, on harnessing civil society and businesses
  • Bruce Howard – Ecosystems Knowledge, Network on natural capital in an urban context
  • Andrew Gill – Green Space consultant, on the case for a London Green Infrastructure Board

The event will run from 11am to 4pm. To reserve a place email

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