08–10 OCTOBER 2019 | NEC | BIRMINGHAM UKCW Birmingham Seminar Programme 2022
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
How a green infrastructure standards framework is supporting developers, housebuilders, and local authorities to build a better future by building with nature:
We know that well-designed projects, that build nature in from the earliest point of design and feasibility, deliver better outcomes for people and wildlife. With the growing number of commitments from national and local government requiring developers to do more to deliver net-zero, biodiversity gains and the levelling up agenda, what can local authorities and housebuilders learn from those developers and local councils who are already building with nature, and utilising green infrastructure to create great places for people and wildlife?
The Building with Nature Standards Framework provides industry with ‘how to’ guidance for delivering nature-based solutions to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies, and support the public health agenda, without compromising commercial viability. The Standards offer local government a clear definition of ‘what good looks like’ to use in policy making and development management, aligning with a range of planning priorities, including Biodiversity Net Gain and Nature Recovery, as well as Design Codes and levelling up access to nature.
This session will offer an introductory view of the Standards and bring their application to life through a visual tour of case studies where they been used to achieve Building with Nature Accreditation. Takeaways will include a better understanding of what good looks like, why green infrastructure is the most cost-effective way to deliver great places for people and nature, and how to achieve excellent regardless of your budget or project size.