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SuDS and our landscapes : Seeking beautiful, and multi-functional places
Landscape Institute Scotland Symposium - Friday 4th November 09.30 - 14.00
SuDS are now in the mainstream, promoted for their role in water quality and flood attenuation. But are SuDS making sufficient contribution to place-making here in Scotland? The ‘4 pillars of SuDS design’ are Water Quantity, Water Quality, Amenity and Biodiversity; is sufficient weight being given to the latter two?
SuDS provide an opportunity for the different professions to engage and work together towards better places. This symposium aims to stimulate debate on the standard of placemaking for SuDS in Scotland, and to achieve better quality and value from this vital green infrastructure.
Speakers will review the latest thinking, factors affecting quality and the opportunities for improvement. Afterwards, attendees will break out into groups to discuss key aspects of SuDS in practice before a concluding plenary session.
Bob Bray CMLI – “SuDS in Everyday Living” Principal of Robert Bray Associates. A pioneer of SuDS and contributor to the original SuDS design manual for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Dr Rebecca Wade – “Multiple benefits of Green Infrastructure” Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Urban Water Technology Centre of Abertay University.
Andrew Hemingway – SEPA “SuDS regulation, opportunity and best practice”
Swaantje Ridegh – SNH “Benefits and opportunities of SuDS”
Scottish Water “Sewers for Scotland : the approach to SuDS design and adoption”
Danny McKendry - A + DS “SuDS and Placemaking”
Venue : The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR
Members of RTPI, RIAS & ICE are invited to attend.
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The Landscape Institute has 12 branches across the UK providing membership services, events and support to members in their area. The Landscape Institute Scotland works to represent the interests of members and the environment to the Scottish Government, agencies, and the voluntary sector. It has over 450 members working in a land area of 79,000 square kilometres within a population of Scotland of over 5 million people. We are continually seeking to engage members via social media platforms. This is your professional body. Get in touch and get involved.