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    FutureScape seminar programme – Room Three: Environment

    FutureScape will be taking place on Tuesday 19 November at Sandown Park Racecourse. Click here to register for your free ticket now.

    This years seminar programme is divided amongst four rooms, offering brand new content, engaging speakers and stimulating live debates. Look below to see what the seminar topics and who the speakers in Room Three: Environment are.

    ROOM THREE: ENVIRONMENT 

    WET AND WILD: NATURE’S CHALLENGE TO CLIMATE CHANGE 

    Never far from the agenda, there’s no escaping the effects a changing climate has on the external environment. Considering irrigation, water conservation plant choice and sustainable green systems, our panel will discuss a positive way forward for the industry and how we can work together to fend off what climate change has in store. 

    RESHAPING THE FUTURE: DESIGNING NATURAL PLAYSCAPES 

    Meeting the needs of our children without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. As landscape designers we are in a unique position to drive forward a design ethos and practice that demonstrates a meaningful response to climate change and species extinctions, whilst meeting the needs of current and future generations for play, learning and interaction with nature. 

    RIGHT TREE, RIGHT PLACE: CHOOSING THE TREE TO GET THE BENEFIT 

    Tree planting for future generations has never been more pertinent nor more urgent. Key environmental concerns are urban heat gain, flooding, carbon capture, air quality and trees have a major role to play in all of these. One of the key concerns is loss of habitat and the effects it will have on us as there is so much research that demonstrates that trees are key to peoples mental health. The panel discuss this research and best practice around trees and tree planting. 

    RHS SHOW GARDENS – REUSE/RECYCLE & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT 

    The RHS’s Katherine Potsides gives an insight into the extended life of the show garden, and explains how this should be a major consideration when applying and designing.

    PORCELAIN PAVING: METHODS FOR GETTING IT RIGHT 

    This session will be all about the hottest trend in paving: porcelain. It will cover when and where to use it, and information on the correct base and jointing methods. Four of the industry’s most knowledgeable in regards to porcelain will be there to answer any questions and allay fears when it comes to specifying this product.  

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