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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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Industry Event

Engaging with communities to support local tree planting and deliver change

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 2 CPD Hours
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Thu 18 Jul 2024 Online FREE Book now

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The importance of ‘community engagement’ is a big topic for many trying to deliver development projects or tree planting on public land. There is often an implication that the community will be ‘engaged with’ as and when it is necessary. However, there is another side to local groups which want to engage in their own right to plant trees in their own communities but often do not have access to, or the funds to access, the level of professional advice and guidance that will enable successful outcomes to reflect their aims which, when all works well, are demonstrated by the ‘arboretum town’ status that some community groups are achieving. So, we have the classic ‘top down or bottom up’ situation. Given the increasing community interest in trees and the need to capture and encourage this enthusiasm, what guidance do local communities need? This session will explore these challenges.

Free to attend.

This event is not directly linked to highways but may be of some interest to members.

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