#TPBE4 – Integrating Place, People and Green Infrastructure

Join us for this pre-#TPBE4 webinar as we continue the discussions around our urban environments and how we collaborate for the future benefit of the people who use them. This will take place on Tuesday 19 January from 11AM until 12PM.

Improved integration of people, places and green infrastructure has often been proposed as the solution for many of the concerns surrounding the design and development of our urban areas. This session will explore what integration looks like ‘on the ground’ and critically analyse our desire to integrate.

This will be a highly interactive session aiming to utilise the experience and expertise of the audience, based around the following three questions:

1. What are the key dangers of trying to integrate place, people and green infrastructure?
People assume integration is inherently a good thing to strive for, however understanding the potential downsides is also important.

2. Why should we integrate place, people and green infrastructure?
What are the perceived or actual benefits of integration?

3. How can we better deliver integration of people place and green infrastructure into practice? What are the key ingredients for success?
How do we take on board the challenges and dangers and move from conceptual theory and evidence into policy and delivery?


Julia Thrift

Julia is Director of Healthier Place-making at the TCPA (Town & Country Planning Association) where she works to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration to create well-designed places, spaces and buildings that make it easier for people to live healthier lives. For the last six years she has run the national Green Infrastructure Partnership, which works to promote the value of green infrastructure in the UK. She is a member of the Building with Nature standards board. Earlier in her career she was a Director at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) where she set up CABE Space, the government’s advisor on parks and green spaces. Formerly a journalist, she has a degree in philosophy from UCL.


Alister Scott

Alister’s research addresses messy problems concerning policy and decision making across built and natural environments. He has published over 40 peer review papers and secured grants in excess of £2 million. Crucially he has developed a research model that is policy-led and involves policy and practice communities embedded as members of research teams he has led. Recent projects include the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme Managing environmental change at the rural urban fringe and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow on programme looking at new tools to improve policy and decision making. An ESRC project has just concluded looking at developing a game board resource kit to improve the way public engagement can take place.

You can gain interactive access to this and all future pre-#TPBE4 webinars if you have a ticket for the main #TPBE4 conference. Tickets for #TPBE4 represent fantastic value and include all pre-event webinars, main conference sessions and more. Find out more and book at pheedloop.com/tpbe4/site/Home

Please note that the £15 standard ticket charge provides access to this webinar only. To access all #TPBE4 content, you can purchase a full conference ticket here.