TPBE4, Yvonne Lynch Soundbite

Yvonne is an urban greening and climate resilience strategist and advises governments internationally on urban greening. Yvonne is currently collaborating on the development and implementation of Green Riyadh with the Riyadh Development Authority. Green Riyadh aims to create 3300 new parks and gardens, and to plant 7.5 million trees by 2030.
 She has advised local and state governments around Australia, having led the City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest and Ecology team for several years, and internationally on how to green cities and adapt to extreme climate conditions. She is impact focused and helps governments to accelerate policy change and implementation

TPBE 4 Professor Ian Bateman

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

Tony Kirkham Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services Kew Gardens, London.

Following an apprenticeship in the forestry industry and 2 years as an arborist, in 1978 Tony started at The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on the 3-year Diploma course, graduating in 1981 with honours.

He is now the Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services, responsible for the management and curation of over 14,000 trees in the collections and curates and manages the hardy shrub and herbaceous collections as well.
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TPBE4 Professor Paul Chatterton

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

TPBE4 Dinah Bornat

Dinah Bornat Session Chair

Director ZCD Architects

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.