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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: the vital ingredient for prosperous and succesful communities

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 12:30 to 15:30

Eastside Visitor Centre, 402 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1HH, 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
    Julia Thrift, Projects Director, TCPA and Chair, Green Infrastructure Partnership (confirmed)

  • 13:20 Why greening is vital for the future success of urban areas in Northern Ireland
    Dermat O’Kane, Place and Economy Department, Belfast City Council (confirmed)

  • 13.40 The economic benefits of greening towns and cities
    Duncan Royle, Senior Consultant, eftec (confirmed)

  • 14:00 Connswater Community Greenway – economic, social and community success
    Michele Bryans, Manager, Connswater Community Greenway (confirmed)

  • 14:20 Break

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

  • 14.50 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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