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Sustainable design in planning: The Natural Capital Planning Tool

Monday, 05 February 2018 at 1:30PM - 6:00PM
etc.venues, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ
Fully Booked
RTPI Awards

This workshop is now fully booked. To place your name on the waiting list, please email

This free workshop is organised by the RTPI and forms part of the NERC funded project “Injecting a Natural Capital Planning Tool into Green-Blue Infrastructure Management” lead by the University of Birmingham and Northumbria University.

Land-use changes due to development can impact on the extent and ability of Green Infrastructure and Natural Capital to provide ecosystem services such as space for recreation, the mitigation of flooding and air quality regulation; along with associated health and wellbeing benefits.

The Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) is designed to give local authorities, planners and developers a fit-for-purpose, easy to use tool to hand which allows them to indicatively but systematically assess changes to Natural Capital value in a planning context.

In anticipation of the launch of the free to use NCPT in early Spring 2018 we would welcome you to this workshop with the aims to:

  • Introduce the Natural Capital concept, the NCPT and case study findings to potential end-users
  • Explore barriers, opportunities and requirements for system integration and industry acceptance of the NCPT
  • Build capacity and new partnerships and networks to further develop and mainstream the NCPT with the final aim to implement the tool in the planning system