Green Infrastructure

Organiser: RTPI
Location: Manchester Central
Phone: 0161 969 3815

Green Infrastructure can be defined as the our life support system – the network of natural environmental, green and blue spaces that lies within and between the our cities, towns and villages which provide us with clean air and water, places to play and relax, settings for new investment and business, and a place that we can cherish.

This event will look at how it works, why Green Infrastructure planning is important, the process, what you get at the end and the progress that has been made so far in developing Green Infrastructure Frameworks and Strategies.

The training and continuing professional development service of the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Region. Delivered in partnership with the RTPI Accredited Planning Schools in the North West


12.00 noon Registration

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Introduction to green infrastructure – what is it, where is it, what can it do for me?

Paul Nolan, The Mersey Forest

2.00 pm Climate Change Workshop – get involved in exploring what climate change may mean for us and our buildings in the future

Dr Susannah Gill, The Mersey Forest

2.30 pm Seeing the Wood for the Trees – using Vis 2D to design around buildings

Adam Lurie, Plant Partner

3.00 pm The Concrete Jungle….Planning for Green Infrastructure in Liverpool's 'Knowledge Quarter'

Jonathan Brown, Urbed

3.30 pm Questions and discussion – through the session will be interactive and you can ask, question, support or disagree at any point!

4.00 pm Finish


Please fill in the form below, indicating payment method preferred. (Cost – RTPI members £45 per person +20% VAT = £54.00, Non-RTPI members £50 per person +20% VAT = £60.00).

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

To book places or seek further information:

Ring Bev Watson on 0161 969 3815

Fax the form to 0161 969 3815

Email or post it to the address below

Bev Watson, RTPI NW Regional Co-ordinator, Friars Court, Sibson Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7SF