Please join us for the panel discussion Nature in the City: Adding Vitality to Our Urban Environment, taking place at The Building Society on Thursday 30 November.
Everyone wants more nature in our cities, and there are clear benefits for community health and wellbeing; in its broadest definition this includes not just areas of landscape and biodiversity, but also natural light, materials and ventilation. Increasingly forward-thinking developers are integrating nature into their developments and understanding the long term value this brings. But we still often see nature ‘squeezed out’ due to money, space or maintenance concerns. How can we bring nature into the heart of our cities and create an urban environment that is as beautiful as a forest? We will explore this further, looking at design, governance, and the culture of a development.
Symon Bacon – Development Director, British Land
Katharina Erne – Associate, Senior Chartered Landscape Architect, HTA Design LLP
Dan James – Development Director, Eden Project
Katie Mills – Director and Founder, Forest & Family
Sarah Parsons – Assistant Director Place and Design, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Chair: Jerry Tate – Founding Director, Tate + Co Architects
Location: The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia
London, W1T 4AH
Thursday 30 November, 6:00-8:00 PM
Drinks will be served from 6:00 PM. We do hope you can join us!
Book a free ticket via Eventbrite.