Greening the built environment Part 1: The face of urban infrastructure is changing


URBIS Dialogue 9: Greening the built environment Part 1: The face of urban infrastructure is changing


FEB 11, 2015 2:00 PM CEST

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Fleur Timmer (Webinar Lead) Independent Eco-urbanism Consultant, Academician at the Academy of Urbanism

Fleur is a trained and a practicing landscape architect and urban designer with vast experience in functional ecological design from small settlements to city and regional scale master-planning. Through both academic and practical experience Fleur has chosen to champion eco-urbanism principles by having a well-informed understanding of a range of disciplines, interdisciplinary coordination and ecology as the key focus. Her work ensures that each project is ecologically-lead throughout the entire process focusing on strategic planning, interdisciplinary coordination and long-term governance. She has extensive experience of integrating built form into the surrounding ecological network, with many built projects to reference both large scale and building specific, understanding multiple ecosystem services provisioned for by this approach including biophilic, health and well-being benefits thereof.

Gary Grant Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Fellow of the Leeds Sustainability Institute and Thesis Supervisor at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London.

In the 1980s he worked for the London Wildlife Trust, managing urban wildspace. He conceived the London Wildlife Garden Centre, which won a RIBA/Times Award and led the Wildlife in Docklands Project for the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust. In the early 1990s he worked on the design of London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Garden. From the early 1990s he has specified green roofs, beginning with the CUE Building at the Horniman Museum. Gary wrote English Nature’s Research Report on Green Roofs (2003) and is author of Green Roofs and Facades, published by BRE Press in 2006, Ecosystem Services Come To Town: Greening cities by working with nature published by Blackwell-Wiley in 2012 and The Water Sensitive City published by Wiley in 2016. Now Director of the Green Infrastructure Consultancy, he was formerly a Director of AECOM Design and Planning, working on large scale planning projects including the London 2012 Olympic Park, the Bedford Valley River Park the Whitehill-Bordon Eco Town, Education City, Doha, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi and Zavidovo, Russia.

Olivier Scheffer R&D Director at X'TU Architects

Olivier Scheffer is the R&D Director at X'TU Architects. With 20+ built buildings and numerous prizes and distinctions, XTU is an architecture studio specialized in radically modern and environmental buildings, inspired by natural systems. It recently won the French Pavilion for the 2015 Milano World Expo. Olivier has numerous experience in design, architecture, urban planning, new product & business development, management, strategy and marketing.

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