26 November 2013
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Urban biodiversity and its maintenance are becoming important issues for architects and developers, as planners set new requirements in this field, and developers strive to meet client and local authority expectations. Yet there is still some mystery as well as misunderstanding as to what can be done and what should be done to maintain and improve biodiversity within the built environment. In this presentation Edward Mayer, founder of the Swift Conservation advice service, explains why we should be concerned about biodiversity, and shows how we can take positive steps to improve it, simply, effectively and at reasonable cost. The presentation will concentrate on both the background and the practical, with many examples of the designing-in of various features (nest bricks, bat tubes, Swift towers, brown roofs, rain water collection trays, native planting, bee gardens) that should provide increased support for attractive and beneficial species already attuned to urban environments. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
RIBA/CIAT members - £55 + VAT (£66)
Others - £80 + VAT (£96)
RIBA Student member - £15 + VAT (£18)