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Healthy Design Healthy Places

When: Wednesday 29th November
Where: 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London SE1 8DJ

Landscape architect director Mehron Kirk is a speaker at the Healthy Design Healthy Places conference organised by Horticulture Week to look at the inclusion of green infrastructure in building design. The incorporation of living plants into the fabric of buildings and surrounding infrastructure is increasing, to meet the growing demand for healthier places to work and live, but adding green infrastructure to new developments presents technical and other challenges which the conference will address. Mehron will present on integrating living plants into design using the City of Westminster’s Green Spine project as a case study. The Green Spine is conceived as a new linear park that creates a pedestrian focused route running north-south through the Church Street area. The streetscape has been redesigned to balance nature and people by creating a series of high quality green spaces that are safe, accessible and inviting for the public and local users. The project mainly involves enhancing outdoor space to be used for a range of activities, improving movement and creating an area that also functions well for cyclists and vehicles and increases biodiversity and vegetation.