Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 6:00PM
Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NE, UK
This event, jointly hosted by the South East Regions of
the Landscape Institute and the RTPI, covers topics of the
Ecosystems Knowledge Network, Green Infrastructure and Spatial
Refreshments will be served from 6pm, providing an
opportunity for networking with likeminded professionals from
varying backgrounds. Talks begin at 6.30pm.
Ecosystems Knowledge Network
Dr Bruce Howard, Co-ordinator for the Ecosystems Knowledge
An ecosystems approach is now being used to promote a more
integrated 'systems' view of how the natural environment is managed
for the range of benefits it brings. It invites, for example,
much greater partnership between sectors and professional groups
whose work has adirect impact on land and nature.
In this talk, Dr Howard will provide interpretation on the array
of concepts and ideas that flow from an ecosystem approach,
proposing some appropriate practicalresponses.
Green Infrastructure & Spatial
Vicky Fletcher, Historic & Natural Environment Team
Leader, Oxfordshire County Council
In the erabeyond Planning for Sustainable Communities, Growth
Points and Regional Spatial Strategies, Vicky Fletcher will explain
the rationale behind starting a new Green Infrastructure Strategy
for Oxfordshire, and how new policy drivers, such as ecosystem
services and the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity, will be
applied within the process.
Hilary Phillips, Biodiversity & Partnership
Officer, Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership
Hilary Philips will finish the evening with a brief look at
emergent cross-sector work with the health sector. This will use
ecosystem service mapping techniques to influence spatial planning
decisions designed to improve health outcomes and efficiency