Realising Resilience – an introduction to Green Urbanisation. Back with a difference!

Back in March, the country went into lockdown just as we were about to go on the road with the first Realising Resilience roadshow. Since then we have been working to deliver the event online and in a new way that will allow us to showcase much more.

The new Realising Resilience e-Roadshow extends our original schedule allowing a greater regional focus. To the initial Manchester, Birmingham and London events, we’ve now added Wales and Scotland.


The line-up of expert speakers at each weekly event will talk around a particular theme associated with Green Urbanisation. They’ll share thoughts and insight, drawing on relevant experience, projects and new approaches from across the region. Please feel free to sign-up to as many as you like – our aim is to deliver each within one hour. 


The Realising Resilience e-Roadshow schedule can be seen below. For any event queries or further information please contact:

  • 17 June – Manchester: start time 12.00 noon

    Delivering the City’s Green Vision: Blue/Green Roofs and Source Control.

    Speakers include:     Sophie Tucker, United Utilities
                                      John Roberts, Environmental Protection Group (EPG)
                                      Samuel Evans, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
                                      Francis Hesketh, The Environment Partnership (TEP)

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  • 23 June – Wales: start time 12.00 noon

    Planning for SuDS and Green Urbanisation under Schedule 3.

    Speakers include:       Ian Titherington, Cardiff City Council
                                        Kathryn Williams, Kew Planning
                                        Noel Isherwood, Noel Isherwood Architects

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  • 30 June – Birmingham: start time 12.00 noon

    Planning and Development to Enhance Health and Wellbeing.

    Speakers include:      Simon Needle, Birmingham City Council
                                       Jane Findlay, Fira Landscape
                                       Peter Wharton, Wharton Natural Infrastructure Consultants

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  • 7 July – London: start time 12.00 noon

    Shaping City Policy to Support Biodiversity and Green Urbanisation.

    Speakers include:      Peter Massini, Greater London Authority
                                       Luke Hilson, Barton Wilmore
                                       Julia Baker, Balfour Beatty

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  • 11 August – Northern Ireland: start time 12.00pm

    Changing Legislation and Growing Ambition - Planning for Green Infrastructure and SUDs in Northern Ireland​

    Speakers include:       Dr Christine Doherty, Derry City & Strabane District Council's
                                        Lead Officer for GI
                                        Noel Sweeney, Sweeney Landscape Design
                                        Anthony McCloy, Director, McCloy Consulting Limited

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