Engineering for ecology

Engineering for ecology

Mayer Brown was cited in the June edition of the Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) for our work on the restoration of the formerly canalised River Wallington at Grainger’s Berewood development near Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Reference to Mayer Brown was made within a feature by Lincoln Garland, Associate Director at Biodiversity by Design, that looked at the case for high-density compact cities in protecting the environment and ecosystem. The article looked at research into different types of urban planning and in particular at the contrast between low-density garden city living against that of high density design and the relative impact on the environment of each.

Here at Mayer Brown, bringing fresh ideas and innovative thinking to the building of sustainable development schemes is a core aspect of our work. In particular, our work with SuDS (sustainable drainage systems) is going from strength to strength, as we work on creating distinctive structures and systems to meet the needs of individual sites on a per project basis.

As the article explained, there is scope for integrating bio-diversity into the kind of higher density development that has a lower carbon footprint, when ecologists, engineers and developers work together. There’s a growing appetite for imaginative and technologically ingenious planning and development that meets the requirements of a growing population alongside the needs of the environment and ecosystem. Mayer Brown is proud to be part of the creativity that’s bringing this thinking into new realities.

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