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Promoting Urban Greening for Local Planning Authorities

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Stockwell Street

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In the 2016 London Plan, the Mayor of London seeks to increase the amount of green surface area across central London by at least 5% by 2030, and a further 5% by 2050. Urban greening has great potential to provide local, beneficial ecosystem services and is a key element of the much broader Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, which encourages the use of tree planting, green roofs, living walls and soft landscaping.

This one day course will be held at the University of Greenwich in the new Stockwell Street building, followed by a study tour of selected urban greening projects in the City of London. Topics covered will include:

• Presentation of Stockwell Street roof spaces; promoting green and blue roofs, living walls, urban agriculture and aquaponics

• Ecosystem services; the value of urban greening

• Policy: London Plan and how it relates to promotion of urban greening

• Study tour of London Wall Place development urban greening (living walls, roof gardens and open spaces) and Barbican Estate’s recently renovated roof garden at Beech Gardens.

Programme ends at the Barbican Lake Terrace, where there will be an opportunity for a review of the day.


Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suitable for planning policy managers, spatial planners public health directors and anyone working in local planning who needs to understand how to promote urban greening in development projects.

Please note:

Lunch will be provided - please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

The study tour will involve walking outdoors, so please wear suitable clothing.

Travel cards will be provided for the afternoon tour.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Telephone: 0208 331 7688

Email: ACH-ShortCourses@gre.ac.uk



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