AIPH Green City Briefings 2024: 'Flourishing Urban Design With Plants'

May 16th 2024

The collaboration between AIPH and WCOG and a network of partners, experts, and sponsors led to the production of the well-known, (free-to-view) 'Green City Briefings'. Continuing on from the last three years of Briefings, this new series will continue this May, with the first webinar being held on:

'Flourishing Urban Design With Plants'

16th May 2024
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (BST)

Online only.

'From rooftop gardens to green walls, the incorporation of plants into city environments not only provides beauty but also contributes to improved air quality, reduced urban heat island effect, and enhanced biodiversity.'


13:00 – Welcome by MC Jane Welsh, IFLA Special Envoy to AIPH

13:15 – Plants for biodiversity in cities in Central Mexico – Elisa Olivares, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield

Cities in central Mexico are suffering an accelerated loss of biodiversity due to land use change, climate change, and loss of vegetation. This session will present three stages showing how research, outreach and collaboration can help cities to improve their biodiversity.

13:30 – The Four-Season Garden – Kathryn Deery, Head Horticulturist at Lurie Garden, Chicago

An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants, animals, and insects. This session will explore how the garden offers a four-season experience blending Chicago’s past, present and future with bold design, dramatic form, and intimate spaces. This session will explore shifting the mindset from one of maintenance to management in the garden and designing with perennials in an urban setting.

13:45 – Q&A

14:00 – Briefing closes

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