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Bankside Urban Forest hosts innovative CPD training event

Interdisciplinary training programme for the UK Green Infrastructure Partnership hosted in Bankside
Valerie Beirne
Bankside Urban Forest Manager
Key Partners: 
Reset Development, UK Green Infrastructure Partnership, Allies and Morrison, Green Roof Consultancy
Key Outcome: 
Greater awareness of role of green infrastructure in delivering sustainable neighbourhoods.

The Green Infrastructure Partnership's Interdisciplinary Training Programme, integrating green infrastructure and ecosystem services into the planning, design and management of the urban landscape was held in Bankside in December 2012.  

This interdisciplinary masterclass explored issues facing London of surface water management, urban heat island, and the quality of air, water and biodiversity. 

The workshop provided an in-depth introduction to Green Infrastructure and the ecosystem services approach, in the light of changes in local planning and environment policy and opportunities to take an ecosystem services approach to the design, planing, implementation, retrofit and maintenance of London.

The workshop shared expertise amongst local London practitioners and designers, planners, ecologists and policy makers, local authorities, housing providers and community representatives, contractors and green space managers.   

Jan 7 2013