Presentation on theme: "CABE Space Design Scholarship Designing a compatible treescape Objective: To undertake research to enable the production of best practice guidance in."— Presentation transcript:
CABE Space Design Scholarship Designing a compatible treescape Objective: To undertake research to enable the production of best practice guidance in the principles and technologies associated with design, establishment and compatible longevity of trees planted in urban, hard landscaped open space.
We need to plant less trees in our urban environment. Promote trees at design stage as a critical element of urban infrastructure Deter numbers driven political agendas Invest resources wisely – make better provision for fewer trees Design bespoke tree pits that are integrated with other infrastructure and compatible in the long term
Tree officers should spend less time looking at trees Play a more strategic role within the organisation Raise the profile of specialist services Influence policy and strategic objectives Adopt minimum soil volume standards (SVS) as policy
Arboricultural consultants should invest more time in selling the principles of arboriculture to their clients Invest in education of the user to promote the service Secure the respect of other disciplines and work along side them Promote the benefits, particularly financial ones, to sell the principles
Our professional bodies are failing their membership in their duty to raise the profile of our profession in the political and policy making arenas Two way process – members need to get involved with their organisation We need to be recognised as a credible profession that has a will to influence policy at a national level Duty to promote the profession to the member’s customers
Conclusions Latest technology and design enables compatible integration of grey, blue and green infrastructure Its implementation requires greater synergy between the multiple disciplines involved in urban design, construction and management There is considerable scope to further develop the concept of ‘Sustainable integrated infrastructure (Sii)’
Look outside the tree pit Sii –The Future Sii – The Future