National Walking Summit

Our 2019 Summit will take place in Birmingham on Friday, 29 March. Our National Walking Summit has, in just two years, established itself as a highlight in the street planning calendar. This year we will bring together thought-leaders, decision-makers and grassroots campaigners, to inspire and shape debate on how we can create towns and cities that are fitter for walking. It also encompasses the Living Streets Annual General Meeting and our annual Charles Maher Award – Walking Champion 2019. Click … Read full story

Natural Capital – at the heart of all decision making

Thank you to Nick Grayson for his talk on Natural Capital. Here is a summary slideshow : LI Midlands Natural Capital                     For information on how this specifically relates to Birmingham, making it a cleaner,  greener, smarter City use the following link: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/download/208/green_living_spaces_plan   For more information on the Birmingham Natural Capital Planning Tool see:- http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/natural-capital-tool-planning-/ http://ncptool.com/;   For information on Birmingham and improving air quality visit the website on West Midland … Read full story

Room for a View – Landscape Design & Planning Talk

Room For A View With Scott Dyde Wednesday 12 December, 11.00am Room P424, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B5 4TN BCU Alumni Scott Dyde is the founding partner of SALA Design Group and a member of the International Society Of Hospitality Consultants. Based in Hong Kong, his practice focuses on the design and planning of luxury resorts throughout South East Asia and beyond. By closely understanding the social, cultural and physical context of a site, we can identity its visual DNA. … Read full story

SPECIFI Event : 23rd October

FREE landscape event for landscape architects|architects|garden designers|civil engineers|ecologists|planners 23rd October 2018 4.30pm -10.30pm Get your FREE pass to our event and connect face-to-face with over 100 fellow professionals in the centre of Birmingham   Doors and tea & coffee: 4.30pm Speaker: 5pm Connect: 6pm Dinner: 7.45pm Where? Birmingham City Council House Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB Who? All landscape architects|architects|garden designers|civil engineers|ecologists|planners Hurry, only 100 seats. Book now or miss out   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/specifi-landscape-birmingham-tickets-38878046283   … Read full story

RHS / RmetS Gardening in a changing climate

DATE: Wednesday 3 October 2018 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 LOCATION The Bond Company 180-182 Fazeley Street Birmingham West Midlands B5 5SE United Kingdom PROGRAMME: 18.00 Peter Gibbs, meteorologist and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time will explain the climate change predications. 18.15 Leigh Hunt, RHS Principal Horticultural Advisor, explores how gardens can help society to adapt and mitigate climate change. 18.30 Dr Tijana Blanuša, RHS Principal Scientist, will explain how plants provide us all with benefits, such as … Read full story

URBAN FOREST – Summer Networking and Charity event

FREE summer social event! 23 August 2018, 6.00 – 10.30pm at  BM3, 23 Pickford Street Yard, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5QH This free event is focussed around an installation in the centre of the space that will highlight a variety of current landscape issues and pressures as well as posing some potential answers. There will be drinks by Digbeth Brew Co. and food. As well as a selected few sponsors who will also be in attendance. Please book via Eventbrite using the following … Read full story