Join us online for a free, thought-provoking event featuring speakers who are making green corridors a reality in their cities.

Would you like to live in a London filled with green corridors? Would you like to learn about green corridors and hear from people around the world on how they successfully implemented them?

Join us online for a thought-provoking event featuring speakers who are making green corridors a reality in their cities and inspiring us in London to do the same.

Tue, 27 October 2020
18:30 – 20:00 GMT
FREE

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The creation of green corridors has become popular in cities across the world. Increasing and connecting urban green spaces has many benefits - from reducing the impacts of climate change, such as heat and flooding, and sustaining biodiversity, to improving the physical and mental health of city residents.

The promotion of green infrastructure has also received considerable attention as a means of attracting people into their local natural environment by improving community access and involvement, recreation opportunities, and environmental benefits to communities.

As part of Urban October, join us for this online event to learn about green corridors and re-imagine what life in London can be like if we were to create more green corridors in the city. The event will be hosted by the London National Park City’s Rangers Programme. We will update our speakers list in due course.

Our speakers will share how they’ve implemented green corridors in Lisbon, Portugal and Medellin, Columbia , what challenges they faced and the impact it had on the citizens of their cities. We will also find out what the Greater London Authority (GLA) are looking at and how we could support this movement. Plenty of time will be allocated for discussion and Q&A. You can read our speakers' bios below.

Peter Massini
Green Infrastructure + Nature Based Solution: Policy. Strategy. Practice.

Peter Massini

Peter has spent the majority of his 30 year professional career as an urban ecologist and green infrastructure policy maker.

He started his career with the London Wildlife Trust and the London Ecology Unit, managing nature reserves and providing ecological advice to London boroughs. He subsequently worked for Natural England where he had responsibility for the government agency’s strategy for the London region. He initiated and help formulate the All London Green Grid and the policies that helped foster interest in green roofs and other forms of urban greening.

For the past 10 years he has led on green infrastructure and natural environment policy for the Greater London Authority, successfully embedding a policy framework in the London Plan and London Environment Strategy that aims to make London a greener, more liveable and resilient city.

Paula Zapata
Paula serves as City Adviser for Medellín, Colombia, as part of C40 Climate Action Planning Programme.

 Paula Zapata

Prior to joining C40, Paula worked in the public administration for Medellín City as an Environmental Engineer in the Environment Secretary, working to coordinate International cooperation. Previously, Paula worked within the energy sector, developing small hydroelectric plants in Antioquia, Colombia. Paula has experience with sustainable projects such as: environmental education, carbon footprint calculation and research on the impacts of climate change on high mountain ecosystems water supply in Natural National Park Los Nevados, Colombia.

Paula is an Environmental Engineer from EIA University, holds a Master’s degree in Hydro Science & Engineering from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and an Advanced International Training Program “Climate Change – Mitigation and Adaptation”, Sweden.

Duarte Mata

Duarte Mata

Landscape Architect since 2000 from Lisbon University, he has worked for years on landscape plans and as project designer. In the last decade at Lisbon Municipality, he has been working with public policy for green infrastructure including NBS (nature based solutions) for climate adaptation.

In addition, Duarte is the head of cabinet of the Deputy Mayor for Environment, Green Infrastructure, Climate and Energy since 2015. He has been involved the European Green Capital Award since the application, as well as with LIFE LUNGS (2019-2024) for climate adaptation in green infrastructure and the recently approved CONEXUS H2020 project for Nature co-design processes(2020-2024).

The hashtag for the event is #GreenCorridors. Follow us at @LondonNPC on Twitter and @londonnationalcity on Instagram.

Tue, 27 October 2020
18:30 – 20:00 GMT

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