07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London

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Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity day TWO

Urban Tree Knowledge

For 2022 the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) was invited to set up an urban tree knowledge hub (Stand A81) with six research partners and the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the Arboricultural Association. TDAG has also curated this talks session over a wide range of topics including urban trees in the Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Pavilion to provide a mixture of research and practice and to show how research can and should be used in practice.


Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity talk PROGRAMME: 02 MARCH

11:00 - 11:30

Green infrastructure for the mitigation of air pollution and other environmental hazards: an overview of GCARE’s research progress.


Arvind Tiwari, research fellow and postgraduate researcher, Global Centre for Clean Air (GCARE), University of Surrey


11:15 - 12:15

Urban reforestation as effective climate change mitigation

Speaker: Howard Gray, Specification Consultant, GreenBlue Urban


12:30 - 13:00

Tree Selection for Urban Environments

Speaker: Dr Andrew Hirons, Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture, University Centre Myerscough


13:15 - 13:45

Incorporating air quality and climate resilience into local authority decision-making; “how to” examples from Birmingham.

Speaker: Dr Emma Ferranti, University of Birmingham and TDAG


14:00 - 14:30

Habitat Matters: Connecting the Urban built environment to social science

Speaker: Adam Cane, Sustainability Lead, ACO Waste Management


14:45- 15:15

Green walls: not just eye candy

Speaker: Richard Sabin, Director, Biotecture Ltd


15:30 - 16:00

Local Nature Recovery Strategies – a progress report

Speaker: Aidan Lonergan, Nature Recovery Network Strategic Lead, Natural England


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17:15 - 18:00

Delivering Smart Buildings Successfully

Join Glider in this networking session to uncover what is a smart building. Smart technology is a major force driving the transformation of Industry 4.0. This influences not only production, but also the maintenance and modification of our building and infrastructure assets. During this networking session hear from the Glider team and some of their international clients on what they have been doing to support design and deliver through the use of smart tech and the value added to project outcomes.

Chair: John Adams, Head of Product, Glider
Speaker: James Franklin, Head of BIM, Kier
Speaker: Ivo Krastin, Senior Engineer, Hoare Lea



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