Creating blue-green cities through collaboration

Gain insight into the benefits of adopting a collaborative approach to managing blue-green infrastructure at this 'lunch and learn' webinar featuring a practical case study with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and GreenBlue Urban at North Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

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Blue-green infrastructure helps communities to mitigate and adapt to climate challenges including through reducing flooding, managing surface water, improving air quality as well as providing green space for recreation and wildlife.

To efficiently manage blue-green infrastructure, it is important that it is recognised as an asset. The location, cost, required maintenance, risks and potential consequences of failure, functional life expectancy and means of disposal or renewal should be understood by all involved. It is also important that benefits created by blue-green infrastructure are understood so that these projects can be assessed and prioritised for investment alongside more traditional infrastructure projects.

Adopting a collaborative approach to the asset management of blue-green infrastructure drives innovation, efficient processes, increased success, and improved communication. Collaboration is most effective when right stakeholders are engaged from the outset, from the architects to the local authorities, to the developers and sub-contractors, by combining their expertise to ensure good design, construction and maintenance.

A practical case study from Bradford Metropolitan District Council and GreenBlue Urban will demonstrate their collaborative approach at North Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire. This project illustrates how imaginative tree planting can provide numerous benefits and will continue to provide these benefits for decades. Bradford MDC will also outline their plans in working toward the climate emergency and share their future ambitions that will certainly be of benefit to all.

Join us at this ‘lunch and learn’ webinar to get a better understanding how collaboration with partners and suppliers will help to keep interventions functioning and could improve the asset management of blue-green infrastructure.

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Why attend
Discover the benefits of adopting a collaborative approach to manage blue-green
Understand which stakeholders to engage and when during the project lifecycle to
maximise success
Recognise the importance of an asset management approach for the efficient
management of blue-green infrastructure
Hear a practical case study demonstrating collaboration opportunities and lessons
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Urban planners
Urban regeneration specialists
Lead Local Flood Authorities
Drainage engineers
Highway engineers
Transport planners
Landscape architects
Landscape contractors
Environmental specialists
Infrastructure engineers
Consulting engineers

Thursday 22 July 2021
12:30 - 13:30

12:30 Welcome and introduction
Louise Walker, Senior Project Manager, CIRIA
12:35 Sustainable urban planning and collaboration
Howard Grey, PR & Specification Consultant, GreenBlue Urban
12:50 Case study: North Street, Keighley
Saira Ali, susdrain SuDS Champion 2021 ‘Rising Star’ winner and
Richard Ellis, Bradford Metropolitan District Council
13:10 Interactive discussion and Q&A
13:25 Closing remarks

CIRIA members: Free
Non-members: £35 + VAT

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