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We are enormously grateful to our Headline Sponsors and their support to make TPBE4 a success:
Hiller Nurseries and Woodland Trust
Every three years, the Institute of Chartered Foresters partners with academic institutions and chartered institutes to host an international cross-discipline conference on urban greenspace.
The conference – Trees, People and the Built Environment (TPBE) – provides a platform for the UK and international researchers and practitioners to showcase work in these areas and helps both built and natural environment professionals turn this research into action on the ground.
Day 1 Themes
- Green innovation in infrastructure
- Tree value and natural capital
Day 2 Themes
- Governance and planning
- Collaboration is the key to achieving real change
Delegates will hear from influencers, both from the UK and overseas. Among them will be:
- Professor Suzanne Simard, University of British Columbia
- Yvonne Lynch, Urban Greening and Resilience Consultant
- Ian Bateman OBE FRSA FRSB, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Exeter
- Nadine Galle, Green City Watch
- Professor Cecil Konijnendijk, Faculty of Forestry and Program Director for Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia
- Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency
- Professor Chris Rogers, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Birmingham
- Jane Davidson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement and Sustainability, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
- To understand the benefits of trees in an urban environment
- Network opportunities between relevant professionals
- To be part of future collaboration on urban greening between built and natural environment professionals
- The opportunity to challenge experts and be part of the discussion.
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Urban Designers
- Town Planners
- Tree Professionals
Meet #TPBE4 Conference Chair
The Institute is delighted to announce renowned expert on trees, greenspaces and public health in urban environments Professor Cecil Konijnendijk, Programme Director for Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, will be the #TPBE4 Conference Chair. Professor Konijnendijk is known throughout the world for his knowledge on the role of trees and greenspace in cities and towns.
He currently holds visiting professorships at three Chinese scholarly institutions. Professor Konijnendijk is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Urban Forestry and Urban Greening’ and editor of the Springer ‘Future City’ book series. He is a prolific writer and has co-authored books such as ‘Urban Forests and Trees’, ‘The City and the Forest: The cultural landscape of urban woodland’ and the ‘Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry’.
“Trees, People and the Built Environment has become one of the world’s leading events for those us working with trees, forests, parks, and other vegetation in cities and towns. I am delighted to chair the fourth edition of this important conference.” – Professor Cecil Konijnendijk
Call for Papers
Deadline for submission of papers Sunday 1 September 2019.
The #TPBE4 Conference Reception and Dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday 22 April at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Don’t forget to add a dinner ticket when making your booking.
Preferential accommodation rates, directions and other information can be accessed via our TPBE4 Delegate Information page.
TPBE4 is hosted and organised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) on behalf of a group of partner organisations, including: Arboricultural Association, British Association of Landscape Industries, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) – University of Birmingham, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, Institution of Civil Engineers, Society for the Environment, The Tree Council, Trees & Design Action Group, Trees for Cities and the Woodland Trust
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For all enquiries about the conference, please contact the Institute on 0131 240 1425 or at email@example.com
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