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The Green City seminar series – Belfast


08.10.2019 Belfast

The Green City seminar series – Belfast

Connswater Community Greenway Green Infrastructure:

Avalon House, 278-280 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1HE, UK.

  • Optional walking or cycling tour of Connswater Greenway:
    11:00 meet at Eastside Visitor Centre for tour lasting approximately one hour

  • Agenda:
    12:30 Arrival and sign-in
    Lunch served

  • 13:15 Welcome and Introduction
    Prof Peter Roberts OBE, Chair, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (TBC)

  • 13:25 Why greening is vital for the future success of urban areas in Northern Ireland
    Grainia Long, Chief Resilience Officer, Belfast City Council 100 Resilient Cities (TBC)

  • 13.45 The economic benefits of greening towns and cities
    Ian Dickie, Director, Eftec (TBC)

  • 14:05 Connswater Community Greenway – economic, social and community success
    Michele Bryans, Manager, Connswater Community Greenway (confirmed)

  • 14:25 Break

  • 14.35 The importance of local green spaces for people’s wellbeing
    Dr Anna Jorgensen, University of Sheffield (TBC)

  • 14.55 What next for green infrastructure in Northern Ireland?
    Chair: Julia Thrift, Projects Director, TCPA
    Panel discussion and questions from audience

  • 15:30 End

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