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Day 1. 4 – Parklets, Place and Community


This presentation will explore some of the latest topics around building sustainable towns and cities through the lens of the Parklet, and the role it can play in building back greener. You will learn how utilising Parklets as an intermediate solution can help justify and explore new ways of thinking, planning and place making in order to tackle the long-term sustainable issues we face. This presentation will also explore how the latest social behavioural findings in light of the pandemic can help support and grow sustainable solutions and lasting change.

Jack Arkney & Matt King, Vestre; Chair: Andree Davies FLI, Davies White Ltd

Jack Arkney, Vestre

Jack joined Vestre in March 2020. In this role he is responsible for business development throughout North London, the East of England and Ireland. Prior to this role, he was responsible for the management and development of a team of 5, overseeing Specification Sales in the South East of England & London at one of the UK’s largest hard landscaping suppliers. This involved regular consultation with architects, landscape architects, engineers and local authorities to provide technical support and advice on paving products. In addition, presenting RIBA accredited CPDs and meeting with construction professionals to provide tailored solutions to their needs.


Matt King, Vestre

Matt is a Business Development Manager at Vestre, a Norwegian manufacturer of street furniture. Matt has a BA (Hons) in Sustainable 3D Design from Falmouth University, Cornwall. Recent highlights include working across the construction industry in both London and Vancouver, Canada. Firstly, as a general contractor in Vancouver assisting on residential and commercial projects, including a private house build and landscaping works, from start to completion.


Andree Davies FLI, Davies White Ltd

Andrée is a director of Davies White Ltd., Landscape Architect & plantswoman and a Fellow of the Landscape Institute. She is a multi RHS gold medal award winning designer specialising in child centred play and therapeutic landscapes. She has been a practising Landscape Architect for 25years after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University, and is a Graduate of Plants & Plantsmanship at the English Gardening School at the
Chelsea Physic Garden in London. Andrée is a member of the Association of Project Management. She is also a visiting Tutor at the London College of Garden Design based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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