#TPBE4 – Time to Reclaim Streets for People

Join us for this fourth 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 Friday 8 January from 11.00AM until 12.30PM.

Furthering the conversation around how we plan and design our urban spaces for the benefit of those who use them, this webinar will feature several complementary presentations from experts in the environmental, sustainability, urban forestry and local community planning sectors.

The session will feature presentations on the following topics:

  • How do we embrace best practice design that promotes healthy and liveable places within cities, valuing the context of local areas and the people who inhabit them?
  • Rest and recuperation are fundamental to well-being – how can this be factored in to urban planning and development?
  • How much could we add to canopy cover and the urban forest?
  • What percentage canopy cover is optimal? Should there be a national figure or should it be more flexible?
  • Reclaiming streets for people – transforming street space usage and effecting policy change.

The main presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.


Julie Godefroy

Julie is a sustainability consultant and CIBSE’s Technical Manager. She is a chartered engineer. Her work at CIBSE is mostly around energy, carbon, health and comfort, including leading the CIBSE Climate Action Plan. She is the author of the 2020 CIBSE publication on health and wellbeing, TM40, and co-author of the Good Homes Alliance guidance on overheating in homes.



Brenda Puech

Brenda is an inclusive access consultant by profession and in her spare time is a transport activist. She is chair of Hackney Living Streets and on the committee for the Hackney Cycling Campaign and has campaigned for many years on local transport issues.



Jim Smith MICFor

Jim has been an urban forester for over 35 years. He first worked for the Forestry Commission on leaving school and returned to London to work as an arborist in the Royal Parks in the early eighties.

He is a Chartered Member of the ICF and has twice been Chair of the London Tree Officer’s Association being involved in the production of many national and regional guidance documents involving trees.


Dr Eleanor Ratcliffe

Eleanor is an expert on links between environment and wellbeing. She researches how places in nature can help us to be happier, less stressed, and perform better in our daily lives. She is interested in different sensory aspects of nature experience – such as sound, smell, and touch – and in how we remember and become attached to important places in nature.



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.