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LI Webinar: Creating Climate resilient spaces


The latest State of the UK Climate Report makes it clear that increasingly frequent extreme weather events are set to become the norm. In the last decade alone, the UK experienced 9% more rainfall than in any period since the 1960s. And moving forwards, according to climate projections, we’re expected to see even wetter winters and drier summers. So where does this leave us when it comes to designing climate resilient spaces? And how can we mitigate potential damage and build in resistance to the effects of a fast-changing climate?

This session focuses on the key impacts for our urban spaces, and explores potential solutions to help us design and build tomorrow’s cities, protecting critical infrastructure, buildings and public realm places.

There will be a specific focus on:

– The likely impacts of climate change, and how we best measure the effects

– A mitigation measures overview

– Potential adaptation solutions for both excess rainfall and excess heat – from carbon sequestration to rainwater harvesting


What you will learn:

  • Overview of climate change mitigation & adaptation measures for landscape design
  • Close up on catastrophic flooding solutions
  • Key design considerations for managing the urban heat island effect

Speaker: Chris Griffiths, Head of Product Sustainability, Marshalls

Chris Griffiths is Head of Product Sustainability at Marshalls, and has been with the business since 2011. With over 15 years’ experience working in the sustainability sector, Chris was a qualified Code for Sustainable Homes assessor and is an established SuDS expert. He remains a vocal and committed campaigner in the flood arena, representing Marshalls on several forums and committees including Interpave and CIRIA.

Chair: Ben Brown, Head of Policy and Insight, Landscape Institute

Ben Brown is Head of Policy and Insight at the Landscape Institute.  Ben heads the Institute’s policy team, and its response to climate and biodiversity emergencies.  Ben previously worked for Design Council Cabe, the Arts Council and the BBC, and as a researcher in international development and social enterprise. 

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