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.