Building Prosperous Cities Conference: the role of natural capital and green infrastructure

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 - 9:30 to 17:00

Summary: This conference run by the Ecosystem Knowledge Network will look at what green infrastructure and natural capital mean for the planning and development of UK cities.  It will draw together case studies from around the UK where large-scale planning and investment in natural features in urban areas is yielding benefits

Where: City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA

Details: here

Register: here

Price: £75-£145

Cities are home to most of the population of the UK.  Prosperous cities aren’t just about economic activity, they also provide access to greenspace, facilitate healthy lifestyles and help us adapt to climate change.

There remains a strong case for investment in the communications infrastructure and built infrastructure of UK cities for their future prosperity.  But what about green infrastructure, the networks of natural features that are crucial for climate change adaptation and the health and wellbeing of city dwellers?  Is green infrastructure fit for purpose for now and the future?  If not, what city-scale policies and programmes might improve it?  How do we make a more effective case for restoring the natural capital of our cities?