Green Infrastructure Futures: from planning to delivery
The Mersey Forest, with the national Green Infrastructure Partnership, would like to invite you to a conference "Green Infrastructure Futures: from planning to delivery".
This high profile conference brings together leading experts from academia, the public and private sectors, and beyond to take stock of what has been achieved during the last 10 years of green infrastructure planning, and to consider where next for green infrastructure in north west England and beyond.
Confirmed speakers include: Paul Nolan OBE, Director, The Mersey Forest; Prof John Handley OBE, University of Manchester; Martin Moss, Senior Advisor, Natural England; John Flaherty, Executive Director Place, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Julia Thrift, Green Infrastructure Partnership and TCPA.
Over the last ten years, the innovative green infrastructure planning in north west England has been recognised at both UK and EU levels. There has also been a growing understanding in the way that green infrastructure can contribute to a range of benefits to society - including making places more economically attractive; mitigating the effects of climate change; and helping people live healthy, active lives. Now, with public sector funding for green infrastructure in England facing dramatic cuts, there is an opportunity to bring in funding, expertise and commitment to green infrastructure from a range of new sources.
The conference will be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn and contribute new ideas to ensure green infrastructure is part of the future success of north west England, the UK, and the EU. Please pass on this message to any of your contacts as relevant.
We are grateful to the conference supporters: The Mersey Forest; Green Infrastructure Partnership; the EU Interreg IVB GIFT-T! project; Atlantic Gateway Parklands; Peel Group; TCPA.
|Event location||Maritime Museum Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ|
|Host||A Mersey Forest conference, in conjunction with the Green Infrastructure Partnership|
|See the agenda||http://www.tcpa.org.uk/data/files/Events/GIF.pdf|