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Living with greenery

Living with greenery

Wednesday 20 January, 6pm (UK)

Free Live Webinar

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Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui

Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui

US Forest Service International Programs, Washington DC

Green front gardens reduce physiological and psychological stress

Although small in size and often publicly inaccessible, domestic gardens represent over 25% of UK urban green space and are the most readily accessible green spaces for residents. However, front gardens are increasingly being paved over to make way for off-road parking and lower maintenance requirements. A horticultural intervention was conducted in Salford, Greater Manchester, providing 42 residents with two planters of colourful plants and a tree, as well as compost, a watering can and a trellis. The results of our recent study indicate that adding even small quantities of ornamental plants to previously bare front gardens had a positive effect on an individual’s stress regulation and perceived stress. This presentation highlights importance of residential front gardens to human health and well-being, and thus their contribution to the wider debates around city densification, and urban green infrastructure.

Abdallah Tawfic

Abdallah Tawfic

Cofounder of Urban Greens Egypt

Green front gardens reduce physiological and psychological stress

Abdallah is an Architect, Environmentalist and Urban Farmer. He graduated from Cairo university, Department of Architecture and He holds a master degree in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany. His Master Thesis, entitled “Retrofitting Green Roofs to the Urban Morphology of Informal Settlements” was awarded “HOLCIM student prize for Sustainability” for the academic year 2015-2016. Upon finishing his Bachelors, he worked for 6 years in Architectural consultancy in several national and multinational companies. Upon receiving his master degree, He worked for 2 years as a Project Manager at The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC), managing Urban Agriculture projects and leading several research experiments on campus on different techniques of soil less agriculture (Hydroponics & Aquaponics). He is currently working as a Technical Professional at the German International Cooperation (GIZ), supporting the implementation of medium scale, technical and social infrastructure projects in 9 informal settlements in the Greater Cairo region, under the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP) in Urban areas, funded by the European Union and the German Government. He is also the Cofounder and Head of Research & Development of Urban Greens Egypt, a 2 years old startup aiming to promote the concept of Urban Agriculture in Cairo. He is also a freelance Consultant for the United States Forest Service (USFS) International Program, working to support urban forestry projects implemented in Egypt and the MENA region. Abdallah is also a frequent writer for the online magazines “The Nature of Cities”& “ The Urban Activist” .

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Virtual Coffee Morning

Women in Arboriculture Virtual Coffee Morning

14 January 2021 @ 11am

21 January 2021 @ 11am

The Women in Arboriculture Group presents this chance to have an informal chat and discuss issues that we all face within the industry. A great opportunity to meet like minded people and create connections.

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