Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry

Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry

As a world-class conference programme for Trees, People and the Built Environment II (TPBE II) is announced, key themes emerging for the event include the future for our urban forests and the global shift towards biophilic cities.

International Experts in Urban Forestry

Delegates at the forthcoming TPBE II conference can expect an exciting event on 2-3 April, following the announcement of a packed programme. The line-up includes leading names from the built and natural environment sectors, with speakers travelling from Brazil, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Switzerland and the USA, to join our UK experts. Speakers will look at a wide range of topics in relation to urban forestry including governance, urban climate, design and economic perspectives, in addition to how an integrated approach can be achieved between the natural and built environments.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers include Sir Terry Farrell, Architect and Planner, Professor Tim Beatley, Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia and Founder of the Biophilic Cities Network, and Prof Herbert Girardet, Co-Founder of the World Future Council.

World-class Conference Programme

Dr Mark Johnston MBE, Conference Chair, said: “We are delighted to announce a world-class programme for the forthcoming Trees, People and the Built Environment II, and this is a very timely conference. As concerns grow about the quality of the environment in many towns and cities throughout the world, the importance of protecting and expanding our urban forests can only increase.

“The future of the urban forest will form the basis of much of the discussion – how tree planting can enhance the future resilience of our cities and how natural and built environment professionals, government and local authorities, can all work together to achieve this. The very latest research and professional practice in urban forestry and urban greening will be the subject of a wide range of presentations by TPBE II speakers.”

The Trees, People and the Built Environment II conference returns following its inaugural success in 2011, to a new venue of the University of Birmingham. TPBE II is a major pan-industry initiative of some twenty professional bodies and organisations and the event is hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

View the full programme:TPBEII Conference Programme >>


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