London Debate 2014: Can housing be a catalyst for great places?
Wednesday 12 March 2014 / 6-8pm / Drinks reception from 5.30pm
The final debate in The Glass-House Debate Series 2013/14 will explore how housing can act as a catalyst to enhance the quality of our places, and in turn our quality of life.
As London and the UK as a whole, faces significant challenges in providing adequate housing for a growing and ageing population, new innovative models to overcome these challenges are emerging. How can we improve the process of developing housing provision to support better neighbourhoods, to create opportunities for learning and upskilling, and help build a shared sense of place?
How can a more collaborative approach to placemaking unlock potential in people and in places?
Join us in London on Wednesday 12 March 2014 to hear four key voices share their views on the value of housing in creating great places, and add your own voice to this important debate.
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Green Infrastructure for Ecosystem Services in the built environment
September 2012 - March 2014
18 CPD accredited interdisciplinary masterclasses are being held around the UK and Ireland . Led by experts in urban green infrastructure design, policy and implementation, these events will explore the local potential to adapt our towns and cities to climate change by working with the grain of nature.
For further information and to book, please visit the RESET development website.
Living with Nature Conference
9th June 2014 – 10th June 2014 - Sheffield
Living with Nature is a three year (July 2011-June 2014) partnership project funded by the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. The partners are The University of Sheffield Department of Landscape; Sheffield City Council specifically Housing Services and Parks and Countryside; and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
The project team has worked with 24 communities in social housing areas across Sheffield to engage individuals and groups in activities in ‘forgotten’ green spaces. The green spaces included play facilities of the more traditional or Kit Fence Carpet (Woolley 2007, 2011) approach and the project has resulted in new designs and management plans for each of the sites. Some of the sites have had changes made to their physical condition. The conference will celebrate the Living with Nature project and share experiences and lessons learnt.
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