Masterclass: The environment and landscape in design
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About The Event
Developing with 'new ecologies'; delivering green infrastructure and minimising environmental impact, including the integration of sustainable urban drainage into developments.
An understanding of the landscape, the environment and its natural assets is a critically important element of sustainable to design and development, but often one of the last things to be included in the planning and de-sign process. In the age of the ‘anthropocene’ - where the impact of human action is consid-ered the greatest influence on the landscape, how do we work toward greater resource effi-ciency, working with our ‘natural’ environ-ment and ecological systems to add value and achieve, through good quality design and man-agement in the long-term?
This session will explore how to embed a landscape framework for design rooted in an understanding of how we should manage mate-rials, habitats, and, water, and energy re-sources. We will cover topics such as green infrastructure, biodiversity, water management principles and locally closed ecological cy-cles, to mitigate - and even enhance - our im-pact, delivering environmental net-gain.
Garry Hall, Design Advisor, Design South East
Lindsey Wilkinson, Landscape Architect
Peter Neal, Landscape Consultant, Peter Neal Consulting Ltd
Robin Buckle, Robin Buckle Urban Design
Time: 09:00 - 13:00
Date: Monday 29th April
Location: East of England Co-op Education Centre, 11 Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1JW
Please note: these events are primarily open to Suffolk local authority staff, elected members & Suffolk Design Group stakeholders only, until further notice. If places become available we may be able to offer them to non-local authority staff, such as those within the private sector. Please check back here for further details.
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