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Trees, People and the Built Environment is back

Trees, People and the Built Environment is back, 2-3 April 2014.

  • Following on from the highly successful event in 2011, the international urban trees research conference Trees, People and the Built Environment returns to Birmingham in 2014 even bigger and better than before.

  • Again hosted by the ICF as its National Conference 2014, Trees, People and the Built Environment II continues its influential pan-industry partnership initiative between over 20 organisations representing professionals within the greenspace and built environment sectors.

Urban trees and woodlands are now essential elements of our green infrastructure through the vital roles they play in promoting liveable and sustainable towns and cities. We know that the urban forest has numerous environmental, economic and social benefits, and that it can contribute enormously to the health and welfare of all those who live and work in urban areas.

Trees, People and the Built Environment II provide a unique forum where over 400 key professionals from across the globe will come together to discuss common concerns, collaborate, share knowledge and work together for a greener and more sustainable future.


Following the Call for Papers, TPBE II Conference Programme 2014 has been put together to make this the “must-attend” urban trees research event of the year. It includes:


  • Sir Terry Farrell, one of the UK’s leading architect planners


  • Prof Timothy Beatley, Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia


  • Numerous protected trees exist in and around proposed performance areas that required suitable root protection provision


  • National support from HRH The Prince of Wales


  • High profile after-dinner speaker Clive Anderson, President of the Woodland Trust, writer and presenter


  • Speakers from Brazil, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Switzerland, USA and the UK


  • Ground-breaking, relevant new research


  • Professional opinion on policy and practice


Important Features


Stunning conference venue in easy reach of Birmingham’s transport networks

A select exhibition with relevant information, products and services

Industry support from the well-respected Conference Partners and Sponsors

Unrivalled urban greenspace networking opportunities

Special Dinner at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Pre-conference symposium on Birmingham – The UK’s First Biophilic City


Who will be there?


A multidisciplined range of professionals whose work relates to urban trees and greenspace, including tree professionals, urban policy decision makers, landscape architects, urban designers, built environment architects, surveyors, developers, contractors and academics.

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