Specifi Landscape Event, in partnership with the Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum

27th March 2018 - 5:00pm, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh.

FREE landscape event for landscape architects, architects, garden designers, civil engineers, ecologists and planners

Join us to hear an inspirational talk by Joe Clancy on Biophilic Environments:Bridging the Divide; Biophilia and Biophilic Design is the sustainability buzz of the moment, but what is it and how can landscape architects work with other designers to create truly health buildings?

Following the talk, there is a networking event where you can pick the brains of over 20 major built environment suppliers and product experts in the most relaxed of environments.

You can then join in a relaxed, networking dinner from 7:45pm. 

For more information and to book your place: http://www.specifi.co.uk/events/landscape-edinburgh/ 

Please forward on to your contacts, and keep an eye out for our event in Glasgow later in the year!

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