NERC to provide £1.15m to fund green infrastructure research

More than 100 academics, landscape professionals, scientists, business people, and representatives of local community organisations will gather in London tonight (24 September) to explore options for improving green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure. Image: MorgueFile
Green infrastructure. Image: MorgueFile
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting academic researchers and non-academic practitioners to jointly submit bids that will address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure in planning and investment decisions.

Today's event has been organised by NERC in collaboration with the TCPA-managed Green Infrastructure Partnership, a network of more than 700 people and organisations across the UK.

NERC knowledge and innovation manager Lynne Porter said: 'The vision of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is to place environmental science at the heart of responsible management of our planet.

"We have been delighted by the high level of interest shown in our Green Infrastructure funding call, particularly from organisations who have never had contact with the NERC before. It gives us confidence that we can look forward to receiving proposals that will generate long term outcomes for the benefit of society and the economy.'

The event, the NERC Green Infrastructure Innovation Projects Networking Seminar, is taking place at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The keynote speaker will be Professor John Handley OBE, of the University of Manchester.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.



These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Industry Data

New: We have pooled the wealth of data from the past six months' worth of Landscape Project Leads to create an exclusive report for subscribers looking at the key development trends, clients and locations for 2016.