This March sees Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation hosting its first series of seminars, aimed at tackling the crucial subject of managing climate change and extreme weather events.
Titled ‘Realising Resilience – An Introduction to Green Urbanisation’, the seminars bring industry experts on green infrastructure, flood and drought resilience, urban realm landscaping and wellbeing design to London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Free to attend, the 3-hour seminars take place on Monday 16 March, Wednesday 18 March and Friday 20 March in Manchester, Birmingham and London respectively.
The programme highlights include presentations on:
- Investment in Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester: public-private partnerships and the Ignition Project. By Dr Rachel Morrison, Environmental Team, Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
- Green Urbanisation for Long-term Health and Wellbeing Benefits. By Jane Findlay, Landscape Institute President Elect and Founding Director at Fira.
- Green Urbanisation Through Policy: London’s Response and the Urban Greening Factor. From Pete Massini, Green Infrastructure Lead, Greater London Authority.
For information on the full programme and details of how to register, visit: www.polypipe.com/Roadshow-2020
‘Green Urbanisation’ is a breakthrough that enhances the resilience and sustainability of urban development. It defines a new range of combined water management and green asset technologies.
Helping mitigate the impact of climate change, Green Urbanisation will network water collection, management and storage, and green assets to deliver enhanced flood and drought resilience, smart water usage and increased biodiversity. It also plays a valuable role in carbon capture and offset.
As Sean Robinson, specification firector at Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation, says:
“Extreme rainfall events are increasingly putting UK infrastructure under pressure. As we’ve sadly seen these past few weeks, urban and suburban flooding is now much more frequent and severe.
This provides the opportunity to invigorate our approach to green assets utilising new water management technologies. Seeing an increase in biodiversity, reducing the heat island effect, adding more green space and improving air quality.”