The Green Infrastructure Symposium

The Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership brought together over 80 representatives from a range of sectors to unpick the obstacles that still prevent the delivery of green infrastructure features when designing and implementing new places to live and work. The event was kindly hosted by the University of Gloucestershire at their Francis Close Hall campus within the Landscape Architecture school.


The collective knowledge & experience, combined with a candid approach, aimed to address the key challenges and plan the necessary actions and innovations to move beyond them for the benefit of all in Gloucestershire. We hosted six workshops to dig into the typical blockers to implementation. These topic were:

  1. Management and Maintenance

  2. Viability

  3. Effective Partnerships

  4. Planning Policy

  5. Retrofit and Regeneration

  6. Green VS Grey Infrastructure

As a result of the symposium, a report is being written to provide guidance on the suggested actions that need to take place within the county for change to be made and for green infrastructure to be delivered as the norm. We strongly endorse the uptake of the Building with Nature standards as a benchmark to high quality delivery and as guidance on what good looks like. Below, you can see the event programme of the day, as well as some of the presentations that were given.

The Event Programme:


The Event Presentations: