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The Green Room | our monthly podcast

Without further ado , we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Furnitubes' very first podcast!

Our new monthly podcast will explore all things landscape architecture, urban design and of course street furniture! Hosted by our managing director, Catherine Barratt, The Green Room promises to bring you the very best of industry musings, interviews, discussions and debates.

The Green Room is completely free, listen now below or on:
 Apple podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts | Youtube

Have you heard our second series The Green Room #Decarbonised? A series of discussions tackling sustainability with key heads in our networks. Tune in here.

S3. Episode 3
Create. Maintain. Sustain. Feat. Kim Morrish

This month we’re chatting with Kim Morrish, the driving force behind UK-based grounds maintenance company, Ground Control. Kim joins Catherine in The Green Room for a chat around their unique approach to sustainability, their journey to carbon neutral in 2020 and key sustainability initiatives that she and her team have launched in the last few years.

S3. Episode 2
Groundwork: mobilising community action Feat. Graham Duxbury

For this month’s episode, we’re joined by Graham Duxbury, CEO of Groundwork. A federation of awesome charities across the UK that focus on improving the environment and tackling poverty. They champion green initiatives by empowering local communities, equipping them with the right tools and mobilising them to drive change in their neighbourhoods.

Graham joins us in The Green Room for an inspiring chat about the Groundwork concept, the vast amount of ongoing initiatives and how they support local communities. Graham also discusses his response to the Queen’s speech earlier this year and his thoughts on the regeneration bill.


S3. Episode 1
Connecting people with nature: what is the Urban Nature Project?

"The future of the natural world is in our hands and everyone can play a part in helping it”. We’re joined in The Green Room by Lauren Hyams from the Natural History Museum and Neil Davidson from J&L Gibbons. We discuss the ambitious Urban Nature Project, how it came about, what they hope to achieve with it and how local communities, tech and science come together to make this unique concept come to life.



S.1 Episode 5
Fire regulations and the impact on our industry

Mike Wilderink, of Outdoor Deck one of the UK’s largest suppliers and installers of external high-quality decking joins us for an eye-opening discussion on how fire safety regulations have changed over the past 2 years, the impact on our industry and what it means for landscape architects. We also touch on how regulations have influenced our approach to design and the way we use materials.



S. 1 Episode 4
Landscape architects need a seat at the table

Jane Findlay, President of the Landscape Institute joins us in The Green Room for an insightful discussion on the value of great landscape architecture, the impact it can have on society and how the Landscape Institute is actively raising the profile of the profession and most importantly, why landscape architects should have ‘a seat at the table’.

S. 1 Episode 3
Places for People - The importance of Urban Design

Nivedita Vijayan of Jacobs joins Catherine in The Green Room this month for a discussion around Urban Design and why it needs to be considered much earlier in the planning and design process. She talks about her growth and experiences in the design industry, the impact of great Urban Design in our communities and she touches on her work with Urban Design London.

S.1 Episode 2
The Camden High line

Catherine visits Simon Pitkeathley CEO of the Camden Highline to chat about the exciting plans for Camden transforming a disused railway viaduct into a new park in the sky; as well as the international design competition that brought it to fruition.

S.1 Episode 1
The landscape after Covid - a chat with Claire Hobart

Landscape architect Claire Hobart of Grants Associates joins Catherine in The Green Room for a discussion around Covid and the impact the pandemic has had on our cities, how the public’s views of outdoor spaces and priorities have changed and the Inequality in access to green space in urban environments.



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