Trees, People and the Built Environment 3
The Trees, People and the Built Environment conference is a unique gathering of built and natural environment professionals, working towards the shared goal of enhancing green infrastructure. It provides an important platform for collaboration between professions and offers new research on the environmental, social and economic benefits of urban trees.
Day 1 | Roads to Place
- Why trees are an integral part of highway transport design
Day 2 | The Health Crisis
- The role of trees in improving human health (mental, physical, social and cultural)
Prof Alan Simson, TPBE3 Conference Chair, explains on the significance of these subjects:
“The conference will be a significant event in promoting the benefits that trees can bring to urban futures in the 21st century – Delegates will gain an understanding of how important it is for sectors to integrate trees into their planning processes to improve quality of life in our towns and cities.”
This International Urban Trees Research Conference provides a platform for UK and international researchers and practitioners to showcase their vital work in these areas, and help both built and natural environment professionals turn this research into action.
Shireen Chambers FICFor, ICF Executive Director, welcomed the opportunity for collaboration with such a wide range of natural and built environment organisations;
“The Institute of Chartered Foresters is proud to host and organise the Trees, People and the Built Environment conference series on behalf of the conference partners. The event is a unique opportunity for professionals from across the natural and built environment sectors to meet and collaborate on the important issue of urban greening. Urban trees are an essential part of our green infrastructure and it is imperative that we provide such opportunities for joined-up thinking across the professions.”
TPBE3 is hosted and organised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) on behalf of a group of partner organisations, including: Ancient Tree Forum, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, Chartered Institute of Housing, Forestry Commission England, Forest Research, Fund4Trees, Green Infrastructure Partnership (TCPA), Institution of Civil Engineers, London Tree Officers Association, Municipal Tree Officers Association, National Association of Tree Officers, National Joint Utilities Group, Place Alliance, Society for the Environment, Trees and Design Action Group, Urban Design Group, Utility Arboriculture Group, Women in Transport – London and Woodland Trust.
Confirmed keynote speakers for this event include:
- Maarten Buijs, Senior Project Manager at internationally acclaimed Dutch urban design and landscape architecture firm West 8.
- Prof Miles Tight, Professor of Transport, Energy and Environment, University of Birmingham.
- Dr Matilda van den Bosch, University of British Columbia, landscape planning and public health expert.
- Professor Rhiannon Corcoran, Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, UK.
“My view is that the concept of ecosystem services and the monetising of nature have facilitated the communication between scientists and policy makers on these topics. I believe that we need to recognise that we sometimes speak different languages between disciplines and sectors. From this perspective, I think that numbers and pound signs can contribute to translating science into policy and practice”
– Matilda van den Bosch
“People can get very emotional about trees, especially in situations where tree plantings are relatively sparse, such as in urban areas […] I don’t think urbanisation has affected this human instinct/relationship with trees much. There is, however, a decrease of understanding and decline of knowledge about trees. It requires education to temper the emotional responses from urban dwellers”
– Maarten Buijs
FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS
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Information for Exhibitors
The TPBE3 Conference Reception and Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday 5 April at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The evening will include the presentation of ICF awards and an after dinner speaker. Be sure to add a dinner ticket when making your booking.
Ancient Tree Forum, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, Chartered Institute of Housing, Forest Research, Forestry Commission England, Fund4Trees, Green Infrastructure Partnership (TCPA), Institute of Chartered Foresters, Institution of Civil Engineers, London Tree Officers Association, Municipal Tree Officers Association, National Association of Tree Officers, National Joint Utilities Group, Place Alliance, Society for the Environment, Trees and Design Action Group, Urban Design Group, Utility Arboriculture Group, Women in Transport – London, Woodland Trust.
Supporters: Royal Institute of British Architects.
Preferential accommodation rates, directions and other information can be accessed via our TPBE3 Delegate Information page.
CPD points are allocated on a self-assessment basis and may not be appropriate for all disciplines/professions. As guidance, delegates attending the full conference and dinner may record up to 19 CPD hours in accordance to the relevance to their own personal development plan.
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For all other enquiries, please email Ben Summers-McKay
- Presentations, papers and news coverage from the 2014 Trees People and the Built Environment II conference can be accessed at www.charteredforesters.org/tpbeii-resources
- The proceedings for the 2011 TPBE conference can be accessed online here (PDF) [file at: http://www.charteredforesters.org/resources/download-library/doc_download/1-trees-people-and-built-environment/]
- Join the Trees, People and the Built Environment group on LinkedIn to exchange information and ideas with natural and built environment professionals worldwide.