Green BIDs, Good for Business Event

30th March 2017 / Posted by CRP Team

Cross River Partnership (CRP), with the support of Greater London Authority (GLA) delivered a high profile Green Infrastructure Event on 6 March 2017. The event titled ‘Green BIDS, Good for Business’ provided 85 leaders in Green Infrastructure in London the opportunity to strengthen industry networks and for CRP and the GLA to inspire action through the announcement of upcoming funding opportunities.

The event was delivered through CRPs ‘Greening the BIDs’ programme. With the support of the GLA, CRP is encouraging Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to invest in Green Infrastructure projects and add to London’s status as a green global city.

Guest speakers included Shirley Rodrigues (GLA), Peter Murray (New London Architecture), Debbie Jackson (GLA) and Susannah Wilks (CRP) – pictured.

A highlight for some guests was the attendance of Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy. Shirley is particular passionate about implementation of Green Infrastructure:

“Our much loved public spaces, from squares to parks, are a key part of what makes London one of the greatest cities in the world. By working together we can protect and expand these spaces, creating new green infrastructure projects that boost our environment and help tackle pollution. From installing green walls by congested roads, to pop up parks in areas with high density, we are asking BIDs to get creative and develop new schemes that can enhance green spaces in their areas.” Shirley Rodrigues.

For further information please contact CRP’s Director Susannah Wilks.