Friday, September 24th 2021 - 12:30 PM (BST) About 1 hour and 30 minutes
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Evidence shows us there is a link between nature and human health and wellbeing. A ‘natural health service’ approach is becoming part of a doctor’s prescription options instead of a reliance on medication.
Recent events have shown us how important access to nature, trees and greenspace is for people’s physical and mental health and highlighted the need to design nature into new developments and retrofit greenspace and nature into existing urban environments. Making them readily accessible for all citizens.
This session with explore;
The connection between our health and nature and how prescriptions are changing
What the public perception is towards natural systems and who is responsible for their success
How Biodiversity Nett Gains and wellbeing are interlinked and how they can benefit communities
Examples from across the world showing the value of urban greening in our cities, connecting with nature by creating places of many places with green & blue layers to create closed loop green Eco system
Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Dr William Bird, Chief Executive Officer at Intelligent Health
Hannah Bilston, Associate Director and Cambridge Ecology Team Leader at WSP
Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist at Balfour Beatty Construction
Yvonne Andrea Tan, Director, DP Green Pte Ltd, 2nd VP, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects