‘Getting trees right in the urban environment’: A seminar organised by CIRIA on 29th August at the Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Trees play a multifunctional role in the built environment and are important components in green infrastructure as they not only improve the environment, but also the overall sustainability of city and urban life.

While most people ‘like’ trees for their aesthetic value, more recently, trees have been better known in regards to their other benefits such as reducing urban heat-island effects and slowing down rain water flow. There are an increasing number of studies across the UK and other countries which demonstrate the benefits of planting and maintaining trees within an urban environment.



This event includes speakers include Matthew Finkle of GCC on Glasgow City Councils response to the value of trees in the city and Fionnula Collins on trees and sustainable water management.

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