The third Trees, People and the Built Environment conference, hosted by the ICF team is happening at the University of Birmingham today and tomorrow, the 5th and 6th April.
The full programme includes speakers coming from around the world. The following information is from ICF’s website.
‘The Trees, People and the Built Environment conference is a unique gathering of built and natural environment professionals, working towards the shared goal of enhancing green infrastructure. It provides an important platform for collaboration between professions and offers new research on the environmental, social and economic benefits of urban trees.’
‘Day 1 | Roads to Place
- Why trees are an integral part of highway transport design
Day 2 | The Health Crisis
- The role of trees in improving human health (mental, physical, social and cultural)
Prof Alan Simson, TPBE3 Conference Chair, explains on the significance of these subjects:
“The conference will be a significant event in promoting the benefits that trees can bring to urban futures in the 21st century – Delegates will gain an understanding of how important it is for sectors to integrate trees into their planning processes to improve quality of life in our towns and cities.”
This International Urban Trees Research Conference provides a platform for UK and international researchers and practitioners to showcase their vital work in these areas, and help both built and natural environment professionals turn this research into action.’
The Tree Charter team will also be attending the conference to collect signatures for the Tree Charter campaign!