Sustainable Design Solutions in Response to the Climate Crisis

A symposium for the garden and landscape design and build industry

Thursday 14 May 2020 From 9.30 to 4.30 pm
Cost: Free with lunch and refreshments

The symposium has been orchestrated to explore how our industry can reduce both its environmental impact and become more sustainable. All industries need to respond to the climate crisis. For our industry, we can move away from wasteful, unsustainable practices, be more mindful of what materials we use, conserve precious topsoil, collect and store rainfall, and improve biodiversity above and below the ground. Together, this will help improve people’s health and well-being, and importantly the health of the planet. We are in an important position to educate our clients and help them to address the climate crisis too. The symposium will be a combination of talks by leaders in the field and delegate participation.

Speakers include:

  • Clive Bowman who has a landscape architecture background and works with the construction industry for Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Dr John Brennan, Architect and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design, Edinburgh University. He directs the MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design aimed at Designers, including architects and landscape architects.
  • Keith Sacre, an arboriculturist who works for TreeCO2nomics and is a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group, who is promoting the role of the urban forest throughout the UK.
  • Kevin Hughes, Plantsman and Ecologist, who has recently taken over Cally Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway. He will be looking at rewilding our gardens.
  • Delegate Participation: We will also be looking for delegates to share (short – max. 5 min) examples of projects/ part of projects where they have applied reduced environmental impact and improved sustainability. Please get your thinking caps on!

Full programme will be released soon – watch this space!

Location: The LightHouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. G1 3NU (close to main line railways).

Places are limited so registration will be necessary. To register, visit here

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