Flagship event to resolve practical challenges of incorporating green infrastructure in building development

Horticulture Week hosts Healthy Design, Healthy Places on 29th November - a conference designed to help professionals overcome the practical challenges of integrating green infrastructure in the built environment.

From ‘green roofs’ and ‘living walls’ to ‘sky gardens’ and even ‘forest towers’ the incorporation of living plants into the fabric of building interiors, exteriors, and surrounding infrastructure is taking root in cities around the globe.  But increasing the amount of green infrastructure in new developments presents technical and other challenges which can deter clients.

The Healthy Design, Healthy Places conference, jointly hosted by Horticulture Week with the creators of World Architecture News and Planning for Housing, will help professionals meet those challenges as the demand for healthier places to work and live continues to grow.

Chaired by London Legacy Development Corporation executive director of park and venues, Mark Camley, delegates will:

  • Learn from practical hands-on case studies including Argent's renowned King’s Cross redevelopment, the City of Westminster Green Spine project, Lendlease's Elephant & Castle regeneration and more
  • Hear from experts on the latest evidence that can demonstrate the health & wellbeing benefits of incorporating living plants into design
  • Understand from a leading residential property agent, the potential financial impact on property values of incorporating green infrastructure 
  • Gain practical insights from technical experts on new solutions to installation and maintenance challenges of green design
  • Join the discussion on retro-greening and share your views on how to revitalise urban areas

The stellar speaker line-up includes Ken Trew, senior project manager at one of the UK's best respected property developers Argent which is asset manager for the King's Cross redevelopment. Also Mehron Kirk, landscape architecture director at BDP, currently working on the City of Westminster’s Green Spine Project, Ed Suttie, research director, Building Research Establishment who is leading a major industry study into the benefits of biophilic design, Ewan Oliver, public realm development manager for leading property company LendLease, currently redeveloping London's Elephant & Castle area. 

Case studies and learnings from schemes such as the National Grid Car Park green wall will also feature at Healthy Designs, Healthy Places.

Crucially, delegates will hear from presenters on the latest solutions developed to overcome plant management and maintenance challenges, as well as from a leading property agent on the postive impact green infrastructure can have on property values. 

Confirmed speakers include;

  • Ken Trew, Senior Project Manager, Argent LLP
  • Chris Medland, Director, One World Design
  • Mehron Kirk, Landscape Architecture Director, BDP 
  • Ewan Oliver, Public Realm Development Manager, Lendlease
  • Chris Churchman, Founding Partner, Churchman Landscape Architects
  • John Ennis, Area Director - Central South & New Homes, Foxtons
  • Robert Fry, Director, Aukette Swanke
  • Angela Dapper, Partner, Denton Corker Marshall
  • Ed Suttie, research director, Building Research Establishment
  • Mark Camley, director, parks and venues, London Legacy Development Corporation

A moderated speed networking session will help delegates make the most of what will also be an exceptional networking opportunity. 

For full details about the Healthy Design, Healthy Places event and to book your place at the conference click here

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