Ecosystem Services Come to Town
Future Proofing our Built Environment for Climate Change
This new conference brings together experts from the fields of ecology, property, investment, planning, policy and design to explore how integrating biodiverse habitats into urban areas can help us adapt to climate change - and provide the essential ecosystem services we all rely on for life: cooling the urban heat island, filtering air and water, managing storm water, and providing shade and shelter for healthy, enjoyable places to live and work. Speakers include:
- Chair, Jim McClelland, past Editor of Sustain' Magazine
- Gary Grant, independent ecologist and masterplanner
- Chris Knight, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change at PriceWaterhouse Coopers
- Dave Farebrother, Environmental Director at Land Securities
- Peter Massini, Urban Greening Team Leader at the Greater London Authority
- Dusty Gedge, Director of livingroofs.org and President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations
- Simon Mills, Head of Sustainable Development at the Corporation of the City of London
A 45 minute round table panel discussion follows, which will also give delegates the opportunity to put their questions forward.
Prior to the conference an optional City of London Green Roof Tour is also available for Â£25, which includes lunch. From 11.00 - 1.00pm, 40 places are available for a green roof tour of three prominent buildings, including Eversheds and Museum of London, in the heart of London's commercial district. Led by Dusty Gedge and Gary Grant, you will see London from the sky - and the potential for the rich urban biodiversity which is finding root there.
From 6pm the Integrated Habitats Design Competition (IHDC) 2011 awards ceremony will take place for competition finalists and invited guests. Free attendance at the awards ceremony is available for all conference attendees.
The conference is brought to you by RESET Development, the ecological adaptation charity, in association with the independent advisory organisation livingroofs.org, and offers incredible value for money due to the not-for-profit nature of the organisers, as well as support from the Museum of London, the Greater London Authority, British Land, Bauder and Russell Trew along with IHDC 2011 Principal Sponsors the Victoria Business Improvement District.
The Museum of London is the perfect host, having recently retrofitted a series of living roofs to the building, and with plans for green walls and rain gardens too.
Prices: Â£80 / Â£70 RESET members, optional green roof tour Â£25
To book, please see the following link: http://reset-development.org/conference-2011
For media tickets please contact RESET Development.