In the run up to the Building Prosperous Cities conference, we will be releasing one blog each week from our speakers.
The conference aims to generate a diologue about mechanisms for securing funding for green infrastructure and natural capital in cities. In our blog series, speakers share their thoughts on what these concepts mean for the future of the UK's cities, and how we can ge the most from discussions and interactions at the conference.
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Making the case..project by project
A team from Hosta Consulting who participated in the event, give their perspective on how big visions for natural capital can be delivered. Read the blog.
A vital metropolitan matter
Stephen Wilkinson, Vice-President of the RTPI and Head of Planning and Strategic Partnership at Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, gives his thoughts on managing the environment as an asset. Read the blog.
From wetlands to wastelands: more value for more people
Amanda Clack, RICS President, considers the contribution the construction industry can make to natural capital and green infrastructure. Read the blog.
Natural capital: adding value to urban environments
To mark three weeks until the conference, keynote speaker Ian Dickie (eftec) discusses how natural capital can add value to the city environment. Read the blog.
The space of the city
In the second of the blog series, keynote speaker Professor Tim Stonor and colleague Nicholas Francis (Space Syntax) share their thoughts on how the space of the city plays a fundamental role in achieving sustainable urban development. Read the blog.
Thinking big, delivering locally
In the first of the blog series, Wendy Langham, Programme Manager for the Connswater Community Greenway project in Belfast, discusses the value of large-scale investment in green infrastructure and natural capital. Read the blog.