Eco Build 2018

When is the event?

This event has passed

Where to meet?

ExCel, London

Do I need to book?

To book a place visit the Eco Build website www.ecobuild.co.uk

What's happening?

Ecobuild 2018 brings the latest technology; the freshest thinking; and the most innovative materials relating to the built environment. It includes a conference, seminars, workshops and exhibits.

During the event Forest Research scientists will be at the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) stand (H130) to explain their urban forest research and answer your questions.  They will be at the stand at the following times:

Tuesday 6th March 2018

12.00-13.30 | Urban Canopy Cover Dr Kieron Doick, Head, Urban Forest Research Group, Forest Research

Kieron led the recent England wide urban canopy cover survey – this indicates the extent to which we need to develop tree canopy cover for future resilience in our towns and cities. This was presented at the 2017 urban tree research conference Trees, People & the Built Environment 3.

12.00-13.30 | Understanding Urban Forest Evaluation Tools Kathryn Hand, Urban Forest Scientist, Forest Research

When putting the case for urban trees one of the most powerful tools is to demonstrate the quantifiable ecosystem services that trees can provide. How are tools like i-Tree Eco being used effectively in the UK, and what are they revealing about the ecosystem service value of different urban trees.

Wednesday 7th March 2018

10.30-12.00 | How to Promote Trees to Local Authorities and the Private Sector, Helen Davies, Post Graduate Researcher, Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton and Forest Research

While many people can see that trees have a role in the urban environment, too often the perceived problems of trees outweigh the benefits. Helen’s published research project is aimed at promoting trees for local authorities and to encourage support from the private sector through public private finance systems.

12.00-13.30 | Growth Rates of Urban Trees in the UK, Dr Madalena Vaz Monteiro, Urban Forest Scientist, Forest Research

Understanding and anticipating growth rates for urban trees is one of the central questions in terms of tree species selection and evaluating the ecosystem services that they will provide. Recent research assessed the growth rates of four deciduous urban tree species in five cities and related the variance in tree growth across cities to changing climatic conditions.

Thurs 8 March

13.30-14.30 | The Role of Trees and Greenspaces in Urban Climate Regulation, Dr Madalena Vaz Monteiro, Urban Forest Scientist, Forest Research

Following the latest publication on the impact of greenspace size on the extent of local nocturnal air temperature cooling in London, the group is now creating a model to assess the cumulative cooling impact of greenspaces across the whole city.