Urban Forestry Research Conference: Last Call for Early Birds

Trees, People and the Built Environment II: Last Call for Early Birds

With less than two weeks left of Early Bird bookings for the forthcoming, urban trees research conference, Trees,People and the Built Environment II (TPBE II), organisers are issuing a final notice of discounts. Early Bird rates will finish on 31 January, at which time full price tickets for this landmark event will go on sale.

Sales Confirm Pan-industry Interest in Urban Greening

Early Bird tickets for TPBE II, which takes place 2-3 April at the University of Birmingham, were released in December and have been selling fast thanks to significant interest. Professionals from across the natural and built environment sectors are increasingly recognising the importance of this conference in fostering a pan-industry approach to urban greening. The event will offer important new research in this area, together with practical applications, and an unparalleled networking event for foresters, arboriculturists, architects, landscape architects, planners, timber producers and other environmental professionals.

Keynote speakers at the event include Sir Terry Farrell CBE, leading UK architect and planner, Professor Tim Beatley, Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, and Professor Herbert Girardet, Co-Founder of the World Future Council. Delegates will also enjoy a video address from HRH the Prince of Wales, who is supporting the conference.

Partnership Initiative

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

TPBE II Conference Partners are: The Arboricultural Association, Ancient Tree Forum, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Forest Research, Forestry Commission, Institute of Chartered Foresters, Institution of Civil Engineers, International Society of Arboriculture (UK & I Chapter), Landscape Institute, London Tree Officers Association, Municipal Tree Officers Association, Myerscough College, National Association of Tree Officers, Natural England, Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Trees and Design Action Group, University of Birmingham, University of Manchester, Utility Arboriculture Group.

Consultative supporters are: English Heritage, Green Infrastructure Partnership, Royal Town Planning Institute.

For more information visit the conference website at www.charteredforesters.org/conference2014.



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