Natural Flood Management

‘High Water Common Ground’ Film and Discussion 

21st March 4.30pm at the Rose Bowl (Lecture Theatre B)

A special screening of this thought-provoking, unreleased ‘documentary-meets-toolkit’ followed by a discussion on the future of natural capital in Yorkshire where a changing climate, air pollution and developments such as Leeds FAS2, HS2, South Bank, the Clean Air Zone and the Northern Forest all present major challenges and opportunities

with

Simon Jepps Leeds FAS2 Flood Modeler at Thomas Mackay Ltd

Dr Alex Nicholson Natural Flood Management Specialist at Arup

Professor Alan Simson Landscape Architect, Urban Forester and White Rose Forest Chair

Professor Piers Forster Priestley International Centre for Climate and United Bank of Carbon

The event is free but likely to fill quickly. Please reserve a seat at https://highwaterfilm.eventbrite.co.uk

HWCG

What Price Air Quality?

Wednesday 7 February, 6-8pm, Albert Rooms, Leeds Town Hall

A discussion event and opportunity to hear more about Leeds City Council’s ‘Clean Air Zone’ proposals. Speaker;

Cllr. Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader Leeds City Council, Executive Board Member – Environment & Sustainability

Neil Evans, Director of Resource and Housing, Leeds City Council

Polly Cook, Executive Programme Manager, Leeds City Council

Dr James Tate, Associate Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

More information about the proposals can be found here – please note this takes you to the Council’s website.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-price-air-quality-in-leeds-a-leeds-civic-trust-seminar-registration-41391751844

The Future of Public Parks Report

A report on the London conference; The Future of Public Parks, held on July 17th, can be downloaded here:

http://futureofparks.leeds.ac.uk/news/future-of-public-parks-conference-report-now-available/

London Conf

(A report on the Leeds conference “‘Reimagining the future of urban public space,’ which from Monday 5 June, can be found here).

You can also find a government response to the Select Committee report with the same title here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-select-committee-report-the-future-of-public-parks

This publication sets out the response by Marcus Jones, Minister for Parks and Green Spaces, to the 17 recommendations made by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in their original report published on 11 February 2017.