10 Sep 2014 Olympic Park – Establishing an Ecological Legacy
Dr Peter Shepherd will be giving a short presentation to the CIRIA organised event titled “Biodiversity site tour – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park” on the 11th of September. The aim of the event is to consider the success of current maintenance and monitoring of on-site biodiversity initiatives in order to ensure long term biodiversity benefits. This is part of the on-going training and CPD events programme organised by CIRIA .
Peter was the ecologist in the team that designed and built the park and public realm area of the Olympic Park and has been asked by CIRIA to provide the background to the design and key biodiversity elements of the Park required by the Olympic Park Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). An interview with Peter can be seen via an earlier News and Views article which was prepared by the Landscape Institute as part of the Learning Legacy from the Olympic Games.
Peter will be presenting alongside Dr Phil Askew, the project leader of Parklands and Public Realm at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and James Hewetson-Brown of Wildflower Turf Ltd who developed the biodiverse wildflower turf for the Athletes Village and the 2012 Olympic Games.
To view some more photos of the Olympic Park during the Games please see our Facebook album.