02 November 2011
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The HarryHems Centre, Exeter
This seminar looks at the holistic, integrated approaches and policies needed to produce healthy built environments that are designed to meet energy and resource use targets, adapt our built environments to climate change and provide for nature, using ecosystem services
as a lens. In 2008, DEFRA adopted ecosystem services as the approach for built environment design. If we want to achieve real results for people and habitats through design, a deeper understanding is required of these ecological processes and their relationship to planning
issues and design considerations. The relationship of buildings to their surroundings will be discussed, their impact on the health and quality of local environments, their impact on local climate and resource use, and why designing in moisture, soil and habitats for biodiversity
will also help with designing out energy and water intense buildings that cost the earth.
Case studies and the presenter’s UK and international experience working in the built environment design sector at a strategic planning level form the basis of the training.
Participants will also learn about the importance of working with planning authorities and local communities to build consensus on the need for an ecosystem services approach.
Speakers: Gary Grant is a chartered environmentalist and ecologist with 30 years of experience involving several hundred projects of ecological survey and assessment, biodiversity action planning, habitat creation, wetland restoration, regional planning, green infrastructure planning, site design and management. Dusty Gedge, Director of Livingroofs.org, the UK’s independent advice organisation on living roofs, Director of the Green Roof Consultancy and President of the European Federation of
Green Roof Associations is a campaigner, policy instigator and author, internationally recognised as the UK’s leading authority on biodiversity in cities. He co-founded livingroofs.org in 2004 (the first independent green roof organisation in the UK), and in 2008, he co-authored “Living Roofs and Walls”, a technical report to support the New London Plan, for which he was awarded the Andrew Lees Memorial Award.
RIBA Members £55.83 + VAT (£67.00) - Students Members £27.92 + VAT (£33.50)
Non-Members £70.83 + VAT (£85.00) - Students Non-Members £53.12 + VAT (£63.75)
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