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Day 2. 3 A Colourful Collaboration of Design and Ingenuity – The Grey to Green Projects, Sheffield


This presentation will explore the multi-functional, multi-beneficial designed approach of aims to increase urban biodiversity in Sheffield city centre by creating a wildlife corridor, incorporating functional paving surface solutions, protection to pedestrians from air pollution though multi-layered planting, achievement of urban cooling through increased tree planting, treatment of contaminated water, the containment of potential micro plastics, use of sensitive public engagement artwork and promoting health and wellbeing to residents and visitors alike.

Zac Tudor, Sheffield City Council Regeneration Design Team; Mike Prince, Hardscape; Matthew Haslam CMLI, Hardscape; Chair: Paul Lincoln, Landscape Institute

Zac Tudor, Sheffield City Concil Regeneration Design Team

For the past 22 years Zac has worked for Sheffield City Council’s Regeneration Design Team. Here he has had responsibility for city-wide design and coordination of public realm delivery within the placemaking agenda. His focus has been landscape design, spatial master planning, and place-making.

Mike Prince, Hardscape Products Ltd

A sports science graduate of Carnegie College, Leeds, Mike spent some of his early working life in health promotion and personal training roles in addition to representing Great Britain at Elite level Internationally in the sport of Triathlon, moving into the construction industry in 1996. After 12 years working in construction sales, he joined Hardscape in June 2008.

Matthew Haslam, Hardscape Products Ltd

Mathew Haslam CMLI is Founder and Managing Director of Hardscape. Combining a background in business and a passion for geology. Mathew founded Hardscape in 1994 to bridge the gap between natural resources, organic materials and cutting edge design.

Paul Lincoln, Landscape Institute

Paul Lincoln is Executive Director, Creative Projects and Publishing at the Landscape Institute and Commissioning Editor for Landscape, the LI’s quarterly journal. Paul managed the LI’s 90th Birthday Festival in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and at Chelsea Flower Show. He has curated three exhibitions with the Building Centre, including Beyond the Green Belt and Rethinking the Urban Landscape.



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