Our Future Cities

Featuring Vanessa Keith, Principal of Studioteka in New York, who talks, amongst other things, about her book 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – The City After Climate Change, which is being made into a video game and is utterly inspiring and a very practical and clever way of engaging all age groups into delivering climate change reality through the education of gaming – check it out – due for release in March 2023 it's incredible!

First up is Kristian Lars Ahlmark, who is an architect with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in Denmark, who have embarked on a project to build the worlds tallest wooden skyscraper, or 'plyscraper' as it is being nicknamed, called the Rocket &Tigeli building, in Winterthur, Switzerland. 

The Man Who Climbs Trees, James Aldred

James' notes from his biog at https://jamesaldred.com

'I got my first proper break with the BBC in 1998 when they sent me to film in the rainforest canopy of Borneo. Since then I’ve been lucky to film in dozens of different countries and to spend long periods working in most of the worlds tropical rainforests. I’ve been honoured to provide camerawork for many high profile productions along the way and had the pleasure of working alongside hundreds of truly inspirational people, not least Sir David Attenborough.  

Highs include filming the rare Philippine Eagle at its nest in the wild. Lows include a dose of cerebral malaria and African civil war.' 

Grown in Britain Week Oct 10-16 2022

From the Grown in Britain website:-

In the UK, we import £7.8bn of foreign timber each year, whilst neglecting the potential of our own forests and woodlands. Only China imports more wood than the UK.
Grown in Britain certification reduces unnecessary imports, by encouraging and supporting active and sustainable management of our own forests and woodlands.

Dougal Driver, CEO, talks to Sharon about the week and what to expect.

The 2022 theme is ‘Building resilience together’, and will feature sessions on topics such as ELM, plant health, carbon and biodiversity net gain, among others.

The conference is normally attended by up to 200 foresters, farmers, landowners, land managers and other stakeholders from across the country, and provides a strong platform to hear from a range of experts and case studies, share experiences, network and collaborate. 

 Confirmed speakers so far include:  

• Forestry Commission Chief Executive Richard Stanford

• CLA President Mark Tufnell

• Nicola Spence, Chief Plant Health Officer, Defra

• Janet Hughes, Programme Director for Future Farming and Countryside Programme

• Liz Nicholson, Director of the Forest Canopy Foundation

• Richard Deffee, Head Forester at Gascoyne Cecil Estates.

• Graham Clark, CLA Senior Land Use Policy Adviser and lead on forestry.