This seminar will bring together the latest developments in green infrastructure policy and practice, including a discussion around green infrastructure standards and some inspiring examples of high-quality green infrastructure.


11:00   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

             Julia Thrift, Projects and Operations Director, TCPA

Session 1: Improving policy for green infrastructure

11:10   Policy update (Environment Bill and the implications for green infrastructure)

             Nick Barter, Defra [invited]

11:30   Quality in policy-making

             Alister Scott, Northumbria University 

11:50   A greener London Plan?

             Peter Massini, Greater London Authority 

12:10   Questions and discussion

12:30   Lunch

Session 2: Green infrastructure standards

13:15   Green infrastructure standards framework

             Jane Houghton, Natural England [invited]

13:35   Building with Nature

             Rob Lacey, Planning Policy Group Leader, Cornwall Council

13:55   Questions and discussion

Session 3: Interactive workshop

14:15   Breakout session

15:00   Coffee break 

Session 4: Inspiring examples of high-quality green infrastructure

15:20   Charlotte Markey, PR & Planning Consultant, GreenBlue Urban 

15:40   The Stockholm Solution (as used in Graz, Austria)

             Johannes Leitner, PLANUM (working with STMK, PERFECT partner)

15.55   Closing remarks from the Chair

16.00   Seminar end

Price: £50+vat (£60) for TCPA Members; £100+vat (£120) for non-members; FREE for TCPA New Communities Group members.

This seminar is part of the TCPA New Communities Group (NCG) programme of events. The NCG consists of local authorities and development corporations bringing forward large-scale new developments, from Garden City inspired new towns and villages to urban regeneration and extension schemes. Further information on joining the NCG is available here.

Please note that it is not necessary to be registered on the site in order to complete your booking. Just enter your name and email address when completing the purchase to become registered automatically.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

NCG member

Decrease Increase £0.00

Non-member - pay by card

Decrease Increase £120.00

Member - pay by card

Decrease Increase £60.00

Non-member - invoice £120

Decrease Increase £0.00

Member - invoice £60

Decrease Increase £0.00