Hammersmith BID to lead debate around shaping greener places at Real Estate Live UK

Hammersmith BID is to lead the debate around creating greener towns and cities at Real Estate Live UK in February.

The virtual conference brings delegates together through free-to-attend webinars, to hear  leading names and experts from the public and private sectors discuss issues facing the property and regeneration industries.

On the opening day of the week-long event – February 22nd at 2pm – the BID will present a panel session: Shaping greener places: From emissions to e-bikes.

The session, which will be chaired by Nicola Mathers, CEO at Future of London, will discuss the clean air imperative and showcase the BID’s Parcels Not Pollution zero-emissions delivery service as an exemplar of best practice. Launched 18 months ago, the service has delivered more than 3,000 parcels by bicycle courier, reducing emissions and congestion in Hammersmith town centre by removing freight vehicles.

Expanding the areas covered by the Parcels Not Pollution delivery service is one of the ambitions set out by the BID in its Business Plan as it seeks a further five-year term.

Initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions, investing in green infrastructure and public realm improvements are part of a core suite of continued and new projects.

BID Director Patricia Bench said: “The BID is committed to the green economy, with a focus on enhancing air quality to create a sustainable town centre that is both welcoming and a desirable place to do business.

“As we look towards a green recovery, it is imperative that we build on improvements to air quality achieved over the past 12 months. Working collaboratively to develop innovative ideas to combat emissions will be key and I look forward to being part of the wider discussion at Real Estate Live.”

The panel session at 2pm on Monday 22 February, includes speakers Patricia Bench, Hammersmith BID Director, Livia Caruso, Hammersmith BID Business Engagement Manager; Councillor Wesley Harcourt from Hammersmith & Fulham Council; Sean Moran of Helix Property; David Cockrell, e-cargobikes.com; and Libby Gibson, Transport for London.

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