Sections

AGENDA

08:00

Registration & Refreshments

09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

09:15

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
  • How might relationships need to change between developers, landscape designers, contractors, and local communities and how can we create a better synergy?

Noel Farrer, Director, Farrer Huxley Associates

09:45

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 

11:15

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments

11:45

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
12:45

Networking Lunch

13:45

Maximising Health Potential With Green Infrastructure

  • General overview of short-term vs. long-term investment in Green Infrastructure
  • Emphasis on front loading investment and early attention to encourage rapid establishment and becoming independent in the Landscape
  • Trees SuDS and Rain Gardens
  • Importance of collaborative working and understanding of parity between green and grey infrastructure
  • 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?

Howard Gray, Technical Consultant, GreenBlue Urban

14:15

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
    -Wellbeing
    -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

14:45

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

15:15

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

15:45                   

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

Panellists:

Mehron Kirk, Landscape Architecture Director, BDP

Robert Fry, Director, Aukette Swanke

Angela Dapper, Partner, Denton Corker Marshall

16:45

Wrap-Up Panel With Speakers: Key Takeaways And Perspective On Potential Future Scenarios

17:15

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!

17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks

17:40

End Of Conference

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