In this podcast, Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places from The Berkeley Group explains how investing in natural environments adds value to their sites
Can property development be an enabler for improving the environment?
London-based developer The Berkeley Group is committed to increasing biodiversity on all of their sites. Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places from The Berkeley Group explains how they’re using nature to create a distinctive sense of place.
Berkeley Group committed to increasing biodiversity on its development sites in 2016. Their guidance document, The Nine Concepts: Making space for nature and beauty outlines their commitment to "create places with more nature afterwards than before."
The nine concepts are intended to inspire best practice and include green infrastructure; management; connectivity; species diversity and adoptiveness; seasonality and maturity; habitats and vegetation types; local ecological character and distinctiveness; links to the community; and buildings and hard landscaping.
This podcast was recorded live at The Developer’s Risk & Resilience conference in November 2019.
This year’s Festival of Place is happening on 7 July 2020 – go to www.festivalofplace.co.uk for updates on tickets and speakers.
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