Solving the practical challenges of green infrastructure in building design

29 November 2017 at 15Hatfields, London

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. Healthy Design, Healthy Places is all about how we can resolve those challenges and meet the growing demand for healthier places to work and live.

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