Small scale, big impact - retrofitting and enhancing green infrastructure This conference, organised by the TCPA on behalf of the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP), considered how we can add to and enhance green infrastructure in urban areas and make a strong economic case for investing in it. The following presentations are available - more will be added soon: Session 1: policy update Nick Barter, Deputy Director, Natural Environment Strategy, Defra The 25 Year Environment Plan Session 2: small scale, big impact Demonstrating how - if strategically planned - a large number of small interventions can be transformative. Tom Armour, Director, Landscape Architecture, Arup Joining the dots - how small projects can deliver wider strategic objectives Peter Neal, Landscape Consultant Learning from the Atlanta Beltline Michele Bryans, Community Engagement Manager, Eastside Partnership Case study: Connswater Community Greenway, Belfast Imke van Moorselaar, Environment and Health Advisor, Amsterdam Public Health Service Case study: Greening school playgrounds in Amsterdam Session 3: funding: making the economic case for green infrastructure How can we make a strong business case for the economic benefits of green infrastructure in order to secure economic investment funding in green infrastructure projects? Henry Smith, Project Manager, TCPA Making the case for green infrastructure based on its contribution to jobs and growth: the PERFECT project (part 1) Robert Lacey, Principal Development Officer, Cornwall Council Making the case for green infrastructure based on its contribution to jobs and growth: the PERFECT project (part 2) Jonathan Ducker, Head of Business Development (South), Land Trust Case study: Beam parklands Session 4: translating research into practice Alister Scott, NERC Green Infrastructure Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Professor of Environmental Geography and Planning, Northumbria University Initial assessment of NERC research impact pathways for green infrastructure practice Session 5: Making the most of what we've got: retrofitting green infrastructure Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture, University of Sheffield Urban planting for beauty and function Charlotte Markey, GreenBlueUrban Greening our city centres: challenges and opportunities Joris Voeten, Urban Green Space Engineer, Roofscapes Transforming grey to green; employing nature's functionality to create a resilient and happy city While you are here, download our free edition of Town and Country Planning, the TCPA's monthly journal, which this month focuses on planning for green infrastructure. Click here to download.