The one day green infrastructure training course will provide participants with a solid introduction to the key aspects of Urban Green infrastructure and an understanding of the important role it plays in delivering Ecosystem Services.
An overview of the different green infrastructure features – green roofs, green walls, rain gardens, trees and landscape planting etc. will be provided. This course will draw on the ‘Greening the BIDS’ project and GI Audit Best Practice Guide in order to provide a framework on how to assess a site’s potential for GI (both new and retrofit). The practicalities of delivering GI measures will also be discussed, including the role of the ecologist and specialists/contractors.
The day will be underpinned by local (London) case studies including a fieldtrip to GI projects in the area. Proceedings of CIEEM’s 2013 Summer Conference Green Infrastructure: Interdisciplinary Design and Practical Delivery will be referenced and best practice design guides on habitat creation.
- Explain what GI is and the multiple benefits it can deliver
- List the different GI measures that can be adopted in urban locations and the different roles that each play
- Carry out a basic GI audit by following best practice guidelines
- Access further and more detailed sources of information on different GI measures
- Acknowledge the multi-disciplinary approach needed to effectively deliver GI and understand some of the constraints and opportunities it presents
CIEEM Competencies to be developed in the training
S3 Habitat identification and evaluation
M3 Implementation of habitat and / or species management
E3 Raising environmental awareness
Who should attend?
Professional and graduate ecologists, but also of relevance to local authority ecologists and planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental and land managers, sustainability officers etc.
Delegates should have a basic understanding of what GI is and the benefits it can deliver.
Gary Grant FCIEEM and Ben Kimpton MCIEEM
CIEEM members: £90
Course fee includes refreshments through the day and a lunch of sandwiches, fruit and drinks.Book Place