Functional Landscapes- slides now online
Last month the RTPI West Midlands came to MADE for their CPD on Functional Landscapes. Functional Landscapes is concernced with getting the most from and for green infrastructure in the planning and design of places. It's about knowing what green infrastructure can do and how it can be integrated into existing and new development for greatest economic, social and environmental benefit. It's about how the protection and enhancement of green infrastructure is a key component of sustainable development and how planners and designers can use it to create successful places.
The seminar included a presentation from the Trees & Design Action Group (TDAG) who outlined the content of their existing publication, 'Trees in the Townscape: a guide for desision-makers' and introduced their new document, 'Trees in Hard Landscape', both of which provide comprehensive guidance on the design and establishment of trees in the urban environment.
Speakers included Sue Illman from Illman Young, Martin Kelly from Capita, Peter Neal, FLI Landscape Consultant and Gary Grant. See their presentations below.