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Green Cities Webinar 1: Green spaces for people and wellbeing


21.05.2020 Online

Green Cities Webinar 1: Green spaces for people and wellbeing

Thursday, 21st May, 10am to 11:30am

Why greening the UK’s cities, towns and neighbourhoods matters and how to do it successfully

This introductory webinar will be of particular interest to Councillors and those new to the Green Infrastructure agenda.

To register for this event, please sign up here.


10.00 – Welcome and introduction to Green Cities Julia Thrift, Chair Director, Healthier Place-making, TCPA

10.10 – Why greening our towns and cities is essential if we are to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it Mel Hughes, Sustainable Development Programme Director, Natural England

10.25 – Why trees, parks and gardens are vital for successful communities Judy Ling Wong OBE CBE, Honorary President, Black Environment Network and Founding Trustee, National Park City Foundation

10.40 Green places for wellbeing: the evidence Harmony Ridgley, Healthy Places Team, Public Health England

10.55 Hogmoor Inclosure: creating a green space that brings communities together Kate Hillerby, East Hampshire District Council

11.10 – Questions and Discussion

11.30 – Close

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