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HUB Birmingham

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Birmingham

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Peri-urban land - land on the edges of towns and cities - is a potentially valuable resource for food growing, woodland management and other productive land uses. It represents a particular ‘sweet spot’ for social enterprise and other civil society models of land management, as it is often productive, close to markets and within reach of potential beneficiaries of the training, health and wellbeing programmes that often form an integral part of their business models.

Multi-functional, productive use of this land could form the basis of a new approach to more sustainable local economies and environments. However, social enterprise and other civil society land managers often report that the planning system acts as a blocker to innovative or productive use of this land, not least because it is often designated as Green Belt which can reduce the likelihood of the type of development that would enable the land to be used productively. Non Green Belt peri-urban land is also under particular pressure from housing development resulting in displacement of traditional activities and competition with other more commercially attractive land uses.

Join Shared Assets and the Plunkett Foundation for an interactive and participative day exploring the opportunities, challenges and possibilities for sustainable peri-urban futures. This event will bring together practitioners, activists, policy makers and academics to explore the issues and see if we can develop some common aims for the future of this valuable resource.

Our fantastic speakers and their discussion topics...

Paul Miner - CPRE - How does peri-urban land protect rural England and the future of greenbelt
Julian Thompson - Shared Assets - Data and technology in peri urban futures
Sarah Williams - Sustain - The vision for London / food cities
Andy Reeve DemoDev / impact hub - Housing and the future of peri-urban communities

NEW SPEAKER CONFIRMED: Faith Pearson - GLUE - The role of peri-urban for play, nature and food growing


Bursaries

Making Local Woods Work participant groups can apply for a contribution towards travel costs by writing to woodlands@plunkett.co.uk to request a bursary.


Travel information

Train: HUB Birmingham is a 12 minute walk from New Street train station, and 8 minute walk from Moor Street train station. www.nationalrail.co.uk

Bus: The 13, 17, 57, 58, 60 and 97 buses stop on Digbeth High Street. http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands

Car: There are two large Pay & Display car parks very close to the Walker Building. All-day parking costs £2.80 at both. Digbeth Car Park on Oxford Street – view in Google maps and Bordesley Street Car Park, on the corner with Oxford Street – entrance is off Bordesley Street.

More travel information can be found at www.birmingham.impacthub.net/contact

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