2019 ICF North England: Green Streets in the Northern ForestBook now
The Green Streets (registered trademark of the Community Forests Trust) initiative is setting new standards for integrating quality Green and Blue Infrastructure within major highway improvements funded by West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund. This includes protection of existing trees and building in sustainable tree planting, plus naturalised SUDS and other green features, together with well-designed opportunities to encourage cycling and walking.
Adoption of Green Streets Principles is a fundamental tenet and is based on establishing a multi-disciplinary approach to urban design from the outset of a project, to ensure that the benefits of green infrastructure, such as improved air quality, sustainable urban drainage, plus creating the setting for investment, are fully realised.
The aim of this seminar is to introduce the Green Streets Principles and provide examples of work that is currently being undertaken in Leeds and Kirklees and to note how this can contribute to the development of the Northern Forest.
9.00 Registration – tea/coffee
9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Gary Bartlett – Chief Officer Highways & Transportation, LCC
9.40 Introduction & Key Note Presentation by the Chair: Prof Alan Simson, LBU
10.00 Net gains in Biodiversity along the Highways Network: Julia Baker – Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
10.20 A Focus Green Streets Design Principles – Tree Constraints: Glenn Gorner MICFor
10.40 A62 Improvement Package – Kirklees Grey to Green: Keith Bloomfield, Kirklees Strategic Lead Transport and Major Projects
11.05 Leeds Outer Ring Road Junction Improvements: Rob O’Brien – Principle Highways Engineer, LCC
11.25 East Leeds Orbital Route: Atkins Global (speaker tbc)
11.45 Leeds Public Transport Infrastructure Programme: Mott MacDonald (speaker tbc)
12.05 Products that help it Happen!: Charlotte Markey Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships GBU
13.30 Questions & Answers
13.50 Closing Remarks: Prof. Alan Simson
14.00 Lunch & Networking
Tea and Coffee will be available on arrival. Lunch will be provided by Green Blue Urban.