Trees, People and the Built Environment II – Dates Announced for 2014
Following on from a highly successful event in 2011, we are pleased to announce that the second ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’, an international urban trees research conference, will return to Birmingham on 2 and 3 April, 2014.
The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters as its National Conference in 2014 and is a partnership initiative between 19 organisations (listed below) representing professionals within the greenspace and built environment sectors. It will take place in the stunning Elgar Concert Hall, a custom-built auditorium at the heart of the University of Birmingham’s new Bramall Music Building.
Chair of the conference steering group Dr Mark Johnston MBE, a Chartered Arboriculturist and Research Fellow at Myerscough College, commented:
“I’m delighted that once again the conference partners represent most of the professional bodies concerned with trees and the built environment. With this wide-ranging and influential partnership we hope to build on our achievements in 2011 and deliver an even bigger and better conference in April 2014.
“A world class line-up of speakers will present groundbreaking and highly relevant research from both the natural and social sciences. It is not just about theory though – it’s about making a real difference on the ground.
“Urban trees and woodlands are essential elements of our green infrastructure and have a vital role in promoting liveable and sustainable towns and cities. They can have numerous environmental, economic and social benefits, contributing enormously to the health and welfare of everyone who lives and works in urban areas.
As concern grows about the sustainability of our urban environments, the importance of protecting and expanding our urban forests can only increase.”
A call for papers for the conference will be announced early in the summer.
‘Trees People and the Built Environment II’ Conference Partners:
• Ancient Tree Forum
• Arboricultural Association
• Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
• Forestry Commission England
• Forest Research
• Institute of Chartered Foresters
• Institution of Civil Engineers
• International Society of Arboriculture (UK&I)
• 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 Manchester
• Utility Arboriculture Group
With support from Consultative Members English Heritage and the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Read the proceedings from the 2011 Trees, People and the Built Environment Conference.