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. 

Main Event March 31st 9.30-4.30 the main conference room link     and the separate policy stream from 11.30-1.15

Workshop links for the afternoon are below. The titles of the workshops will be identified during lunch 

Workshop 1  Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Workshop 6 Workshop 7 Workshop 8

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

Institute of Environmental Management and Assesment Broadway Iniative  Accelerating Private investment in Nature Based Solutions 2020

Nature Recovery 2020 and the Environment Bill IEMA Primer 

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

Institute of Chatered Foresters have responded to the Goverment recent planning reforms  white paper

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

IWUN project in Sheffield policy brief for what planners need to know  

ICASP catchment project in Yorkshire project on making better business cases for green infrastructure

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

NATURVATION is an EU project exploring the role of Nature Based Solutions across Europe. There is a useful special issue on the role of governance

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

Building with Nature  is the UK's first green infrastructre standards framework for policy and development. A short video is here

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

Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Blueprint and Green Infrastructure Policy Assesment tool (designed with Scott)

Swansea City Council  Green Infrastructure Strategy with a powerful infographic infographic designed to enthuse children

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