Green London

A series looking at how our design processes can address the impact of climate change and deliver biodiverse spaces for people.
Wed 03/07/19

Green space: Co-designing with Communities

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Industry specialists will share their tried and tested community engagement strategies as we learn about small community projects and meanwhile schemes and how to work in partnership. Nicole Collomb and George Warren from the GLA will highlight funding opportunities and accessing funding. In the afternoon we will visit a couple of exemplar gardens to see community partnership schemes in action.

(Full Day)

Location: 55 Broadway
Thu 05/09/19

Applying the Urban Greening Factor

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Learning about this radical new London Plan policy, and how to apply it to a range of different development scales and contexts.
Location: Palestra
Thu 10/10/19

Greening the Grey

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A first-hand look at some of the innovative integrated SuDs schemes found across the capital, many of which are funded by the Mayor's Greener City Fund.
Location: Palestra
Thu 14/11/19

Greening London: Tools & Data

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Understanding the tools and data required to determine green infrastructure needs including the green infrastructure focus map and the Heat Risk Tool.
Location: Palestra
Thu 12/12/19

Trees, Planning & Development

Best practice guidance and construction standards on trees, planning and development, including the current tree replacement policy.
Location: Palestra
Thu 30/01/20

Green Infrastructure for Air Quality

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Investigating how green infrastructure can help to tackle air pollution using case studies from the Mayor's Air Quality Fund and Low Emission Neighbourhoods.
Location: Palestra
Tue 10/03/20

How to Design Biodiversity

A hands on session introducing the policy context to planning applications using online toolkits including Biodiversity and Net Gain guidance.
Location: Palestra
Tue 11/06/19
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Green Roofs & Walls

With the expected launch of updated guidance on living roofs and walls in Spring 2019, we will consider the implications for new development proposals.


Tue 14/05/19
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Spaces to Play

How can we create spaces that motivate play and truly place people at the heart of design? Hear from child-friendly city expert, Dinah Bornat as she set out the challenges boroughs face in achieving a child friendly city.  Natalia Krysiak will provide insight about her latest research on play spaces and architects will give their top tips on designing and delivering innovative play spaces.

Speakers include:

  • Dinah Bornat – ZCD Architects
  • Natalia Krysiak – Hayball
Wed 08/05/19, 10am–12.30pm
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Cleaning London's Air - Site Visit

Join us on a site visit to the recently completed public realm schemes in Shoreditch including Rivington Street, Leonards Circus and New Inn Yard. We will discuss the air quality benefits, the ‘ultra-low emission vehicle’ elements, including innovative automatic number plate recognition proposals, will bring to the neighbourhood.

Tour led by:

  • Daniel Nelson –  LB Hackney
  • Luuk van Kessel – LB Hackney

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