Workstream: Final conference March 31st
Workstream: Improving policy processes and outcomes for GI
Workstream: Key Research on Green Infrastructure: what is the science telling us?
Workstream: Policy and Practice on Green Infrastructure: What are the key lessons emerging?
Workstream: Understanding our growing environmental vocabulary & how green infrastructure fits in
Key Resources to support conference
Welcome to the Resource Page that supports the final conference Mainstreaming Nature in the Planning System using Green Infrastructure. Here you will find key documents and outputs from the speakers and contributors to the conference. This will hopefully provide a useful one stop shop to build upon the conference outcomes and actions.
1. Conference Details and Teams Links
Fireside Chat Monday 29th March 5pm-6.30pm Microsoft Teams Link Hear from six professional insititue officers and/or members (RTPI, ICE, CIEEM, CIBSE, IEMA, ICF) using a question time format.
Workshop links for the afternoon are below. The titles of the workshops will be identified during lunch
My Natural Environment Research Council project has focussed on mainstreaming with some key Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure selected outputs for those that want to explore further outputs click here
The Green Infrastructure Library managed by Ingo Schuder
2. Professional Institute Resources Building from the fireside question time these key documents help signpost key publications and research from those insititutes participating.
Royal Town Planning Institute Better Planning for the Future outlines RTPI’s proposals for planning reform in England and summarises the main asks on plan making, control of development, Green Growth Boards, planning for climate change and nature recovery and planning with and for people.
Charted Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Biodiversity net gain principles Good practice principles for development and Biodiversity Net Gain Case studies RSPB Planning Naturally Spatial planning with nature inmind: in the UK and beyond
Chartered Insititution of Building Services Engineers have set up Green Infrastructure as a building service This webinar on the L guide launch on achieving net zero with AECOM draws from the new CIBSE Guide L, including the integrated design approach, net zero and how that links to green infrastructure and wellbeing
Insititue of Civil Engineers have a realy useful video on A systems approach to infrastructure delivery, online and a webinar given by R. Wade on Blue Green Infrastructure
3. Key Research Resources
Some useful information about current NERC Research in green infrastructure check out other research pages in the menu on the left
Understanding our Growing Environmental vocabulary The terms natural capital, ecosystem services, green infrastructure and net gain now form an integral part of a complex and ever-growing environmental vocabulary in England. What do they mean and how do they relate to each other
Creating GreenInfrastructure business models presentation from Chris Bouch Birmngham City University
SWEEP a natural capital project in South West England has submitted evidence on net environment gains to the UK2070 Commission and working on a project to improve how natural capital is embedded into sustainability appraisal
The national green infrastructure facility is housed and managed at Newcastle University
4. Key Policy and Practice Resources
The UK Green Infrastructure Partnership managed by the Town and County Planning Association is a strong voice in championing green infrastructure. They have formed a key resource and partner in my NERC fellowship.
The Wales Green Infrastructure Forum have an excellent GI Forum You tube channel
Planning Advisory Service have pust published a paper on improving strategic planning for nature conservation
Wildlife Trusts 2020 Nature Recovery Network Handbook
Building with Nature UK Green Infrastructure Standards
Essex County Council Green Infrastructure Strategy
West of England Combined Authority Green Infrastructure Strategy
Greater Manchester Combined Authority have lauhced an important evidence base for green infrastructure within the IGNITION project