Arcadis natural capital team have been looking at the potential multifunctional benefits of green barriers with a view to determining whether their practical application is feasible. In addition to looking for evidence of benefits in global publications and case studies, the practical installation and maintenance costs were explored as well as the standard and bespoke options. Benefits explored included, biodiversity, air quality, amenity, noise, well-being and passive cooling.
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in considering the feasibility of integrating green infrastructure with grey.
Speakers: Martina is a Technical Director of Ecology and Arboriculture with Arcadis. She has a background in terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem function and joined consultancy following a career in academia, with a short time spent in local government as the Greater Manchester BAP officer. In addition to managing a team of ecologists and the arboricultural business at Arcadis she undertakes major impact assessments for a wide range of national and international developments. She is a Chartership assessor with CIEEM (the ecology disciplines professional body) and regularly contributes to best practice guidance. The integration of biodiversity and society is a lifelong passion, she is currently developing the Arcadis natural capital approach in the UK.
Aline is a Senior Ecological Consultant with Arcadis, having previously worked with practical wetlands conservation and restoration in the UK and abroad. At Arcadis, Aline has held a number of survey and development licences for protected species in addition to habitat assessment and evaluation, species translocation as well as mitigation design for a wide range of species. More recently, Aline has been involved in ecosystem services assessments and assisting with the development of the natural capital approach in the UK.