Delivering multiple co-benefits in blue-green cities (Rescheduled)

Date: October 2020

Location: Royal Geographical Society, London

Explore the benefits of and barriers to blue-green cities in this discussion forum for professionals, policy-makers and researchers working on flood resilience and urban development.

Event outline

Transformative change is needed in how flood risk and water security are managed in urban environments, in the UK and globally.

Increasingly, cities are rethinking their approaches to flood risk and water management, transitioning from flood defence to flood resilience by implementing water sensitive urban design such as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and blue-green infrastructure (swales, rain gardens, green roofs and wetlands) alongside the more traditional ‘grey’ infrastructure (flood walls, barriers, pipes and tanks).

Framed by the latest geographical research and practice, this event explores the multiple co-benefits of blue-green cities, and how these can overcome the biophysical, socio-political and societal barriers to innovation in urban flood and water management.

This event will be of professional interest to a wide range of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and professional stakeholders, including environmental consultants, planners, developers and engineers, especially those interested in making the case for a strategic transition that includes blue-green infrastructure.

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