Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2017

The second Valuing Nature Conference is being held in Edinburgh on the 18th and 19th October. 

This free conference will provide a national forum for sharing knowledge and research about valuing nature.  The overarching themes of the Valuing Nature Annual conference are:

  • Health and Wellbeing in the Natural Environment
  • Exploring and Understanding Tipping Points
  • The broader Valuing Nature agenda

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University of Edinburgh Green Wall

In 2017, the University of Edinburgh installed a series of small living wall on the School of Veterinary Studies at the East Bush Campus. It was designed by Atkins Global, and includes an internal living wall. For the full case study, click here.

Urban Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services

The Parliamentary Office for Science (POST) has published a brief overview of the ecosystem service contributions of urban biodiversity and green infrastructure. It also presents a number of possible planning strategies to secure implementation of green spaces. It can be downloaded here.

Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure+Green River Engineering

CIRIA are running a free webinar on 12th October 2017 on Integrating Green Grey Infrastructure and Green river engineering. 

It is an opportunity for anyone interested in understanding multifunctional green infrastructure and how it offers range of solutions to river and urban engineering. The webinar brings together summaries from two separate strands of NERC funded research; the first will focus on HR Wallingford's Green approaches in river engineering - supporting the implementation of Green Infrastructure and the second will be an introduction to Universities of Glasgow and Oxford's Decision support framework for Integrated Green Grey Infrastructure or IGGI. 

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First analysis of UK green roof market published

The first review of the UK green roof market was launched at City Hall, London on July 26th 2017. Written by Neil Moulton and Dusty Gedge, the report shows that the green roof industry is in a healthy place. As importantly, there are also signs that it will continue to do so. The full report can be downloaded here.