Ageing well in towns and cities: why the natural environment matters

Thursday, 9th January 2020

Why not get the New Year off to a green, healthy and age-friendly start?

You are invited to GHIA's (Green infrastructure and the Health and wellbeing Influences of an Ageing population) end-of-project event on Thursday 9th January 2020 at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.

Who should come? The event will be of interest to people working in policy and practice associated with arts & heritage, green infrastructure, health & wellbeing, and/or age-friendly cities.

What can you expect? We will be sharing the learning from a three-year project centred on understanding the value and benefits of urban nature for health and wellbeing in later life. There will be presentations of findings, talks from our project partners working across Greater Manchester and interactive sessions showcasing our transferable methods and tools. Delegates will also receive a copy of our final report.

GHIA's research has been based in Greater Manchester but our findings apply more widely. Please do join us and get involved, wherever you are from. A detailed programme will be circulated in December. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Joint Symposium: Multiple Values of Nature

Monday, 2nd March 2020 to Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

We are very excited to announce a Joint Meeting of the British Ecological Society Journal, People and Nature, and the Valuing Nature Programme. The meeting will be an international, broad-scope, interdisciplinary event reflecting the ethos of both People and Nature and the Valuing Nature Programme. It will cover many aspects of the multiple values of nature and will broadly fall under three themes as outlined below. The meeting aims to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations and inform the agenda in this growing and fast-moving research area.

The event will be held at Bristol’s We The Curious from 2 - 3 March 2020.


envecon 2020

Friday, 13th March 2020

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)  envecon 2020, which is to be held on Friday 13th March 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.