Mainstreaming nature using green infrastructure final conference ALL TALKS AVAILABLE AS VIDEO

This FREE conference celebrated the completion of a 3 year Natural Environment Research Council fellowship on the improved mainstreaming of nature in the planning system using green and blue infrastructure as the key delivery vehicle.


To share good practice and lessons learnt across research and practice in using green infrastructure to deliver better outcomes for nature;

To identify the opportunitites and barriers for green infrastructure delivery in the planning system

To reflect critically on the contribution of a NERC knowledge exchange fellow


Mainstreaming Nature into the Planning System using Green Infrastructure : Presentations .

9.40 Alister Scott Confessions of Knowledge Exchange Fellow (18)

10.00 Session 1 : Exploring impacts on the planning system using GI in selected research projects 4x 15 minute talks followed by 30 mins questions

10-10.15 Dr Nicola Dempsey IWUN Project Sheffield: Valuing Nature at a city scale

10.15-10.30 Prof Andrew Brown ICASP Project: Making the Business Case   for Nature

10.30-10.45 Dr Claire Walsh National Green Infrastructure Facility

10.45-11.00 Prof Ian Bateman SWEEP: Mainstreaming Natural Capital  

11.00-11.30 Question Time Panel Discussion Alister Scott /Emma Ferranti

11.30-11.45 Coffee or Tea or whatever is in your kitchen

11.45 Session 2 : Exploring practice led responses using NERC-led research followed by 30 mins questions. Please choose your session (max allocation 110 per room)


Policy stream A : Chair Alister Scott

Improving the standards for nature  

Policy Stream B Chair Tim Crawshaw

Crossing national nature experiences   


Richard Blyth RTPI  Institute Perspective  

 Rob Lacey EU PERFECT: Integrating benefits of nature into Cornish planning   


Gemma  Jerome Building with Nature and the planning system

Marijke Ransom:  Mainstreaming Nature in New Zealand   


Jayne Rogers  The Essex GI story  

Penny Gruffydd Fran Rolfe The power is in the process : Swansea City GI Strategy   


Sarah Jackson West of England GI Framework

Max. Hislop A blue print for the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network


Question Time Panel Discussion

Question Time Panel Discussion

13.15-2pm LUNCH .

2.00 workshop briefing (participants choose 2 workshops from the 6-8 listed options). Use team links to navigate to the ones you wish to tackle.  Below are the jamboards created.

Workshop 1 How to improve the impacts of urban and rural nature on  health and well being in  planning policy and practice

Workshop 2 How can we improve knowledge exchange for green infrastructure at the policy research interface

Workshop 3 How do we embed GI  standards into the planning system to improve policy and decision making

Workshop 4 How do we retrofit nature and GI into our most deprived areas

Workshop 5  How do we unite the different planning system(s) together for improved nature outcomes   ELMS, Utility, building regulations, national infrastructure and town and country planning

Workshop 6 How do we embed new environmental concepts into planning policy. From net gain to nature recovery networks 

Workshop 7 Financing Green Infrastructure; what planning tools are available  and who is going to pay for it?

4.05-4.30  workshop feedback and plenary session .