Ian is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) at the University of Exeter Business School. Ian has a wide array of research interests revolving around the issue of ensuring sustainable wellbeing through the integration of natural and social science knowledge within decision making and policy. Particular interests lie in the fields of quantitative analysis, integrated modelling and the valuation of non-market benefits and cost. He has been or is advisor or consultant to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Department for Transport (DfT), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and numerous other bodies
Soundbite from this weeks Friday episode of Tree Lady Talks is from Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at Kew.
Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and is currently Director of the University's Sustainable Cities Group which launched the ground breaking MSc Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac and helped set up local civic groups Leeds Commuity Homes and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust. His recent books include Low Impact Living and Unlocking Sustainable Cities with Pluto Press. He is also co-founder of the public charity 'Antipode' dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography
Dinah is an expert on child friendly cities and has researched and published extensively on the subject. She is a Mayor's Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, a design review panel member for Harrow and Hounslow Councils, a Wise Friend for Urban Design London and a member of the Hackney Regeneration Design Advice Group.
As well as the GLA she has worked closely with local authorities across the capital, including Hackney, Tower Hamlets, LLDC and Islington. At present the practice is working on a number of major and smaller scale regeneration projects, contributing to the design as well carrying out their pioneering children and youth engagement work. She is a Director at ZCD Architects
Ed is a civil engineer and graduate of Imperial College. He has a Masters Degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico.
He is a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers which is now 200 years old and has a global membership of 92,000 professionals.
Ed is a Senior Director of Expedition Engineering and was instrumental in the growth of Expedition from a “back-bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2011.
He is known as an innovative designer specializing in complex multi-disciplinary and regeneration projects. He was Expedition’s Director responsible for the London 2012 Velodrome and the Infinity Bridge in Stockton.
In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.
He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment.
He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.
Along the way he appeared in 35 Television programs on engineering and apparently has a fan in Japan!