Delivering Sustainable Urban Landscapes

12/02/2013 11:00
12/02/2013 14:30


The Roof Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5SA


12th February 2013, 11am-2.30pm


£15 plus VAT

Event Description

SWIG Working Lunch

Peter Wilder - Wilder Associates Ltd, Strategic land planning, environmental design and engineering
John Wyer - Bowles and Wyer, Award winning Landscaper & Garden Designer

11:00 Registration with tea and coffee

11:30 Start of Proceedings
Introduction by Neal Landsberg
Chair of SWIG & Marketing Director, Watermatic Ltd

David Lewis, Head Gardener, The Roof Gardens
Living with a 70 year old urban green roof - a bird's eye view from the roof garden.

Our Topic
Delivering Sustainable Landscapes - Weaving a better web and making it all work

Speakers: Peter Wilder and John Wyer

Key Elements including
Parks, Pocket parks, Gardens, Street Scene, Green Roofs, Green Walls, Rain Gardens

Key Factors including
Cooling, Heat Islands, Urban Psychological and Physiological wellbeing, Biodiversity, Pollution control, Food Production

Panel discussion including
• Planning aspects and pressures
• What would it take to change thinking early enough to make a difference
• Green infrastructure, grey infrastructure, behavioural change
• Water shortages,droughts and floods
• The benefits of hindsight
• Too much going down the drain
• Other issues: insurance, adaptation, amenity, costs & benefits, urban ecology, biodiversity.

13:15 Lunch: Sandwich buffet and networking
Refreshments kindly sponsored by Virgin Roof Gardens
Speakers and panel members available for individual questions

14:00 Formal end of business
Informal networking until 14:30

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