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Green Spaces Workshop – 10/5/16


10 May 2016


09:30 – 13:00


Council Chamber, Wolverhampton City Council, Civic Centre, St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH


SWM and Learning for Public Health West Midlands


This event is primarily for members of Sustainability and Public Health Network, although may also be relevant to members of our NHS Sustainability NetworkClimate Resilience Network and Green Communities Network. Please contact us to discuss your registration.

The event

This workshop aims to provide delegates with a wide-ranging overview of why green infrastructure is important, why it should be considered in all sustainability-related projects and examples of how it works in practice. It will start by looking at what green spaces and infrastructure means, and will be followed by a series of good practice examples of green infrastructure schemes being developed in our region.  There are multiple health benefits to implementing GI schemes, particularly in urban areas, including improving the quality of spaces to encourage cycling and walking, thus helping to combat obesity and reducing pollution from transport.  GI can also benefit people’s mental wellbeing and reduce air pollution directly, by absorbing harmful pollutants.  Flood alleviation and mitigating the urban heat island effect can also be achieved through GI implementation, as can enhancing the quality of our ecological assets.  All of these factors will be discussed at this workshop.

Booking and further information

This event is free to attend. Click here to book. Contact us at enquiries@swm.org.uk or on 0121 237 5890 for more information.


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.  Speakers include the Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission, Wolverhampton City Council, Dudley Council, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and Birmingham City Council.


If you provide services or products to the health / GI sector and are interested in sponsoring this event please contact us for more information.

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