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London Festival of Architecture

The Landscape Institute will be taking part in the London Festival of Architecture for the first time this year. In partnership with The Building Centre, CPRE London, the Siobhan Davies Studio and Aecom we will be hosting seven events, including three walks on the theme 'Talking on Water' and the launch of the Landscape Institute's new animation on landscape and liveability. Further details on individual events and booking information is given below.

Talking on Water - Hampstead Heath: preventing flooding in London

This event is organised in association with The Building Centre

An unprecedented opportunity to find out about the history, management and future of the Heath. This walk will explore the history of the site as well as the role of the ponds in providing water for London and the way in which they were created. It will look at the current plan for flood risk avoidance and the choices to be made in making the Heath safe for the next fifty years. The walk will be led by Peter Wilder, Director of Wilder Associates. A representative from the City of London will be present to answer questions on the management of the Heath.

Time and date: 6 pm, Thursday 5 June

Meeting Place: Parliament Hilll Staff Yard

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Water Sensitive Urban Design

This event is organised in association with The Building Centre

Climate change is causing challenges in water management for cities around the world. Unprecedented unpredictability and increased flooding and drought are causing cities to look for new solutions to our water challenges. How can the design community help? Water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) may be the solution as it addresses the challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution. This presentation seeks to explore and explain key issues and inspire with potential approaches.

Michael Henderson, Associate Director Sustainability, Aecom will talk about WSUD projects around the world

Sue Illman, Director of Illman Young Landscape Architects and President of the Landscape Institute will explain why sustainable drainage is essential for housing and streets.

A selection of successful entrants from the London Royal Docks Ideas Competition will present ideas for making the ‘Royals’ greener.

There will be a screening of Water Sensitive Urban Design, a film commissioned by the Landscape Institute and based on work by CIRIA, Arup and Aecom, which explains the concept of WSUD and argues the case for designing with water when planning any new development."

Time and date: 6 pm, Thursday 12 June

Venue: The Building Centre

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Talking on Water - Water, Meat, Drink and the Lie of the Land

This event is organised in association with The Building Centre

A walk from Liverpool Street to Islington exploring the way in which water has influenced the design of this part of London. It will take in New River, Smithfield and link the manufacture of leather and the slaughter of cattle, bookbinding, graphic design and architecture. The walk is led by Tim Waterman, lecturer in landscape architecture at Writtle College of Design.

Time and date: 6 pm, Friday 13 June

Meeting place: Richard Serra sculpture at Broadgate right next to Liverpool Street station

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Talking on Water - Walk in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: function and beauty in landscape

This event is organised in association with The Building Centre

An opportunity to tour the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, looking at the way in which the site has been influenced by the River Lea, the River Lea navigation and the other canals. Find out how the river and canals were moved, deculverted and managed to make the site what it is and the key role that sustainable drainage played in designing and protecting the site. This walk is led by Phil Askew, Project Sponsor Parklands and Public Realm. This event is part of a series, Talking on Water, organised by the Landscape Institute in association with The Building Centre, on the theme of water.

Time and date: 6 pm, Wednesday 18 June

Meeting place: Timber Lodge in the North Park

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How Liveable is London?

This event is organised in association with CPRE London

CPRE London and the Landscape Institute have been tackling the issue of liveability – in housing and in the landscape. CPRE London will showcase the recommendations from their Campaign for Liveable London - addressing London’s housing crisis. The Landscape Institute will be launching their new animation on landscape and liveability by Rob Cowan. As the London Architecture Festival focusses on the topic of capital, we will use the opportunity to look at both natural and social capital – at the heart of a liveable approach to designing and developing the city. This panel debate will draw out solutions for London’s current and future housing need, knitting it in with wider concerns about infrastructure, resilience and urban change.

Time and date: 6 pm, Thursday 19 June

Venue: Charles Darwin House

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What has Nature ever done for us?

This event is organised in association with Siobhan Davies Dance

Britain’s leading environmental campaigner, Tony Juniper discusses the services nature performs for us, from the provision of water and food to the atmosphere and environment which sustains and protects us. For more than 25 years Tony Juniper has worked for change towards a more sustainable society. Speaking with reference to his newly published book What has Nature ever done for us? - Why money really does grow on trees, Tony Juniper focuses on the idea of Natural Capital and its critical importance to us. Introduced and chaired by Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute.

Time and Date: 7 pm, Friday 27 June

Venue: Siobhan Davies Studio

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Planting Steps Walk

This event is organised in association with Siobhan Davies Dance

Johanna Gibbons (J & L Gibbons, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design) and Paul Lincoln (Landscape Institute) lead a walk from City Hall, along the South Bank of the Thames, exploring the integration of plant life in the Capital. The walk includes a lunch made from locally grown produce at the final destination, the Mobile Gardeners’ temporary site at the heart of Elephant & Castle’s regeneration zone.

This walk is a continuation of the walk led by Johanna Gibbons from the Phytology site to Tower Bridge on 18 May.

Time and date: 11:30 am, Saturday 28 June

Meeting place: City Hall

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Page last updated 12 May 2014

Events in brief

5 June

Talking on Water - Hampstead Heath: preventing flooding in London

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12 June

Water Sensitive Urban Design

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13 June

Talking on Water - Water, Meat, Drink and the Lie of the Land

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18 June

Talking on Water - Walk in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: function and beauty in landscape

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19 June

How Liveable is London?

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27 June

What has Nature ever done for us?

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28 June

Planting Steps Walk

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