Urban Rivers – Design and Management for Multiple Benefits, Saturday 9th September 2017

Urban Rivers – Design and Management for Multiple Benefits, Saturday 9th September 2017

Based on the success of last years Urban Rivers event, the London Branch and CIEEM are delighted to run this event again!

Join us on 9th September for a day on the River Ravensbourne, starting with a low tide walk at Deptford Creek from 9.30am to noon, presentations over lunch, followed by a walk along the river to see a number of river restoration projects, habitat enhancements and new open spaces.

We will be accompanied by a number of local experts to provide insight into the design, planning and implementation of the work and how it is benefiting wildlife and local people.

This is a joint event between the London Branch of the Landscape Institute and the South South East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Book here via Eventbrite.

Date: 9th September 2017

Licentiate/Student/Unwaged £20
Non LI Members £35


1. Meet at Creekside Education Trust (8 min walk from Greenwich DLR/railway station – 9.30am-Noon) for a Low tide tour:

Talking about the success of greening the river walls along Deptford Creek, the issues and opportunities when undertaken as part of new development projects. (Wear sensible cloths, boots will be provided free of charge)

2. Presentations over lunch (12.30-13.30) – Lunch and refreshments will be provided

• Civic Engineers Michael Small – Civil Engineer will talk about his experience designing Sustainable Urban Drainage, working with design teams and projects in the UK
• Complete Ecology Alan Scott, ecologist and Land Manager will talk about habitat creation and management in London and SE.
• Lewisham Planning Michael Forester, planner will talk about the regeneration work around Deptford and the role of river restoration.
• Freelance Consultant Paul Chapham, Urban place-maker will talk about the community stories behind the regeneration works and how they play apart in the design and ongoing success of the open spaces.

3. Walk & talk along the River Ravensbourne (2-4pm)

The 4 speakers will join us on the 3 mile walk along the River Ravensbourne to talk about river restoration projects, habitat creation, sustainable drainage and designed open spaces that have been created and how they have enhanced the river corridor for multiple users, ending at great pub close to Catford railway station.

Important Note: this is an A-B event. We will not be returning to Catford. But you are welcome to peel off the walk when you want/need to. It is also a chance to talk with people in ecology, land management and landscape architecture.

This will be a very popular event, so if you purchase a ticket and can no longer attend then please email us at mail.london@landscapeinstitute.org. We can then release your ticket to those on the waiting list, or alternatively you can offer your place to a friend or colleague.

Unfortunately we can only offer refunds up to 24 hours before the event.

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