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Functional Landscapes: the Integration of Green Infrastructure in Urban Design

Thursday, 13 November 2014
MADE Offices, 7 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1RU, UK
£50 + VAT for RTPI members, £60 + VAT for non-members
£20 + VAT for full-time students & the unwaged
RTPI West Midlands

Functional Landscapes is concerned with getting the most from and for green infrastructure in the planning and design of places.

It is about knowing what green infrastructure can do and how it can be integrated into existing and new development for greatest economic, social and environmental benefit.

It is about how the protection and enhancement of green infrastructure is a key component of sustainable development and how planners and designers can use it to create successful places.

To demonstrate theory in practice, the seminar will also include a presentation from the Trees & Design Action Group (TDAG) who will outline the content of their existing publication, “Trees in the Townscape: a guide for decision-makers” and will introduce their new document, “Trees in Hard Landscape” (released 2014), both of which provide comprehensive guidance on the design and establishment of trees in the urban environment.