Achieving a Healthy Green Recovery - the essential role of green infrastructure

Event posted by Susanna Gionfra
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 - 9:30 to 15:30 (Europe/Brussels) (Europe/Brussels)

Organised by the TCPA on behalf of the Green Infrastructure Partnership and Natural England, this online conference will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of:

  • the role of green infrastructure in the delivery of a healthy green recovery through creating distinctive, community-focussed, nature-rich healthy environments that address social inequalities and climate change,
  • how new policy and delivery initiatives such as biodiversity net gain, green social prescribing and the nature recovery network can support green infrastructure, and
  • the draft new national Green Infrastructure Standards Framework, due to be launched in 2022, with a pre-view of GI Mapping and tools

The event will be of particular interest to: national, regional and local politicians; planners; environmentalists; park managers; ecologists; landscape architects and land managers; developers; public health professionals; and academics. 

This conference is FREE to attend and will be delivered as three webinars:

Webinar 1: 9.30-11.00: The role of green infrastructure in a healthy green recovery.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rebecca Pow MP, Environment Minister, Defra
  • Marian Spain, Chief Executive, Natural England
  • Joanna Averley, Chief Planner, MHCLG
  • Prof John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England
  • Chair: Julia Thrift, Director of Healthier Place-making, TCPA

Webinar 2: 11.30-13.00: Biodiversity and environmental net gain: opportunities for delivering green infrastructure

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nick White, Principle Adviser Net Gain, Natural England
  • Krista Patrick, Natural Capital Co-ordinator, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • James Scott, Group Director of Strategy and Planning, Urban & Civic
  • Sarah Jane Chimbwandira, CEO, Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • Chair: Mel Hughes, Director of Sustainable Development, Natural England 

Webinar 3: 14.00-15.30: Introduction to the Green Infrastructure Standards Framework

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Judy Ling Wong, poet and environmentalist, Hon. President Black Environment Network
  • Jane Houghton, Project Manager, Green Infrastructure Standards, Natural England
  • Andrew Linfoot, Global Technology Lead for Landscape Architecture, Jacobs
  • Martin Moss, Senior Adviser, Green Infrastructure, Natural England
  • Chair: Amanda Craig, Director - Connecting People and Nature, Natural England