Making the Most of Nature in the City

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By putting nature at the heart of urban development, we can help to tackle climate change and improve well-being. Come to our exciting event at Kew Gardens to find out why nature is crucial to a sustainable built environment for London.

Join our panel of leaders from the public and private sectors who all have compelling ideas for making nature more accessible. They will discuss topics including:

  • Why Ealing is developing ten new parks with the biggest tree-planting programme in London
  • How Barnet Council and Mount Anvil are responding to residents' calls for accessible green space at Friary Park
  • The importance of tackling urban inequality to ensure nature in the city is enjoyed by all
  • Why bees can help to increase public understanding of the impact of climate change
  • How built environment teams are dealing with new rules on biodiversity net gain

Delegates can expect to learn new insights on the topic and take away practical ideas for their own work. We’ll ensure there’s a strong interactive element so attendees can share and learn from each other on this crucial agenda.

As always there will be networking opportunities to connect with peers and colleagues. 

We’re excited to be able to host this event at Cambridge Cottage, Kew Gardens thanks to their partnership with Mount Anvil. Participants are welcome to walk around the gardens after the event for free.

Thanks to our sponsors Arup, Montagu Evans, Mount Anvil and Potter Raper for making our Making the Most of What We've Got event series possible. 

Registration is essential for this event. 

When: 28 March 2024, 10:00 – 13:00 
Where/Format: Face-to-face, London TW9

Opening remarks from panel

  • Elizabeth Connelly, Senior Landscape Construction Manager, Peabody
  • Cllr Deirdre Costigan, Deputy Leader of Ealing Council and Cabinet Member for Climate Action
  • Bradley Goding, Senior Development Manager, Mount Anvil
  • Dr Meri Juntti, Associate Professor of Environmental Governance, Middlesex University
  • Professor Phil Stevenson, Head of Trait Diversity and Function, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
  2. You will receive an email to acknowledge your request to attend (if you don't see it, please check your junk folder). Please note this email is NOT a confirmation of your place.
  3. We'll let you know if a place becomes available. This is likely to be two weeks from registration.

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28th March 2024 from 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM
United Kingdom