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Time: 8.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Room 5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Kingston University's Geography team and the Sustainability Hub have partnered up with the Thames Landscape Strategy to determine the value of the Arcadian Thames landscape.
The Arcadian Thames is a multi-layered landscape that provides multiple benefits to local communities, business and civic society. These functions have an economic value, but little is known of their wider benefits or the value of this landscape as a whole. However, it is known that this space is under immense development pressure and its fundamental character is under threat.
To deal with this dilemma new methodologies are being explored to understand the value of natural capital and ecosystem services, but they would really like to hear from a wider audience and see who else in the University would like to be involved.
The workshop is for anyone from whatever perspective (health, education, heritage, engineering, business, enterprise, life sciences, computing, etc.) to go along and help join in the debate.
The morning will start with a few speakers (Prof Paul Leonard, Member of the Natural Capital Initiative and retired Head of DEFRA Marine Environment Science and Nathan Durrell, Facilities Manager Richmond's Department of Parks and Recreation, James River Park, VA) but the main focus is to get as many people involved in the discussion as possible with a workshop session on value and methods facilitated by volunteers from a range of stakeholders.
The session will be used as a start point for future research collaboration and to seek out potential funding opportunities so that we can not only help TLS partners, local people, developers and policy makers understand the significance of the Arcadian Thames landscape, but support the wider debate on maintaining green and blue spaces within urban landscapes.
Students and staff are all welcome - if you want to go along (or even if you can't make it but still want to be involved) please email Becky Law at email@example.com
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Becky Law
Directions to Room 5002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: