Claudia Trillo, University of Salford

Biodiversity is gaining increased popularity in the environmental planning debate and profession. The recently released Dasgupta Review strongly emphasised the importance of biodiversity for an healthy socio-economic growth, and recommended transformative and systemic change to tackle the global climate challenge. In the UK, Biodiversity Net Gain will soon become a mandatory requirement, thus calling for an approach to development and land management aimed at leaving the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was beforehand. How this could be reflected in the planning practice and projects? What practical examples can be shared now, to inform the design practive beyond theoretical metrics? This event aims at exploring possible answers to these questions and offering Italian planners and designers an opportunity to learn what is happening in a major regional city of England, the Greater Manchester area, and to learn from concrete examples and stakeholders how nature in the city can improve citizens’ lives.


Introductive lecture:
Claudia Trillo, University of Salford


Nick White, Principal Advisor – Net Gain at Natural England London, England, United Kingdom
Krista Patrick, Natural Capital Coordinator, GM Environment Team
Mark Champion, Lancashire Wildlife Trust  Wigan Projects Manager
Hisham Elkadi,University of Salford, IGNITION Project
Sophie Shein, Manchester City Council, Grow Green Project
Anna Da Silva, Project Director, Northern Roots
Pete Stringer, City of Trees

Piero Pelizzari, Chief Resilience Officer – Direzione di progetto Città Resilienti