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Newcastle UniHealth Programme 2019

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A week long event consisting of presentations, field trips and group work on green infrastructure

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Newcastle University’s programme as part of UNI HEALTH will consist of a series of presentations on the theme of natural environments and urban health, from individuals working in the academic, public, private and voluntary and community sectors. Confirmed speakers include:

James Cross, Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust

Jill Haley, Byker Community Trust

Patrick James, The Landscape Agency

Mark Massey, IDParnership

Nigel Todd, Greening Wingrove

Professor Tim Townshend, Newcastle University

Eleni Venaki, The Comfrey Project

Zoe Webb, ARUP

We will also be hearing from colleagues at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid on research and innovation in relation to green and blue infrastructure within the Madrid context.

In addition to the presentations, there will also be two field trips:

  • The Station Master’s Community Wildlife Garden in Whitley Bay to explore the space and learn how the community developed and applied their vision and the community benefits achieved
  • Windy Nook Nature Reserve in Gateshead to learn from the local authority about an exciting vision for a new Carbon Park

The programme will take place at The Core on Newcastle Helix in Newcastle City Centre. It will run from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October from approximately 10:30 to 17:00 each day. The programme is open to students at Newcastle University for whom it will form part of “Charrette Week” within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, which involves participation in one of a number of projects involving design work. In addition to visiting students from our partner institution, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the week is also open to citizens and professionals. The programme is free to attend.

Participants will work in groups during the week on a design task. This will be centred on the prospective redevelopment of an area within Newcastle City Centre, exploring the potential for urban greening. In the early evening of Friday 4 October there will be a small exhibition, with a prize awarded by ARUP for the group work judged to be of the highest quality.

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