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;
Sam Evans, Head of Natural Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Qualified Civil Engineer (BSc) with experience as a Highway and Bridge Engineer and Technical Sales Engineer for FEA engineering software. At ACO, he now uses this experience as the Knowledge Manager. Managing the Continued Professional Development portfolio and knowledge base for the company.
Topic: 'Biodiversity Net Gain and People’s Wellbeing' During the session Julia will outline key principles in good practice for achieving Biodiversity Net Gain in ways that enhance people’s wellbeing.
William is a GP and honorary professor at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Health and co-edited the Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health.
Sam is leading the Combined Authority’s work to improve the city natural environment through developing strategy and policy working with a range of partners. This includes the IGNITION project, which seeks to increase and attract investment in greening the urban areas of Greater Manchester.
Topic: Yvonne will explore the value of urban greening in our cities and some of the legislation that has driven change in Singapore. Guiding us through an international portfolio of projects that illustrate how we can connect with nature and build whole cities in nature taking a for, by & with community and whole of government approach.
ACO are leaders in the design and development of surface water management systems.
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