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Rethinking the Urban Landscape: 8 January - 26 February 2015

A major exhibition curated by The Building Centre and Landscape Institute


This new exhibition highlights the importance of landscape in shaping our

Rethinking the Urban Landscape exemplifies how landscape architecture can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society including flooding and public health.

Showcasing some of the UK’s most powerful contemporary landscape
projects including King’s Cross and the Olympic Park, alongside small,
community-led schemes including pocket parks and community allotments,
the exhibition will highlight the importance of investing in green infrastructure if
our cities are to become more liveable, healthy and safe.

The exhibition is sponsored by ACO Technologies plc and Penter.

8 January – 26 February 2015
The Building Centre
Store Street
London WC1E 7BT

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Rethinking the Urban Landscape events

A series of events that illustrate and expand on the themes of the Rethinking the Urban Landscape exhibition. Each event asks a question that addresses future learning and thinking for the design profession. Speakers include landscape architects, policymakers, community activists and industry leaders.

All events will be held at The Building Centre. Registration is at 6pm for a 6:30 pm start with a drinks reception after.

For further details and to book your place, please click on the links below.

How did designing the Olympic Park influence landscape practice?
Date: Thursday 22 January
Speakers: Tom Armour CMLI (Arup), Phil Askew CMLI (London Legacy Development Corporation), Jennette Emery-Wallis CMLI (LUC), Andrew Harland CMLI (LDA) and Tim Heading CMLI (Atkins).

Can we design out poverty by creating great landscapes?
Date: Monday 26 January
Speakers: Bob Bagley (Sayes Court Garden), Rolf Roscher CMLI (Erz), Julia Thrift (TCPA), Pam Warhurst Hon FLI (Incredible Edible Todmorden) and Noel Farrer PLI (Landscape Institute/Farrer Huxley Associates).

How do you pay for green infrastructure in an age of austerity?
Date: Monday 9 February
Speakers: Katherine Drayson (Policy Exchange), Sue Ireland (The Parks Alliance), Peter Neal CMLI (Peter Neal Consulting), Ed Wallis (Fabian Society) and Noel Farrer PLI (Landscape Institute/Farrer Huxley Associates).

The events will be chaired by Lewis Blackwell (The Building Centre) and Paul Lincoln (Landscape Institute).

Exhibition events are sponsored by Arup, LDA, LLDC and LUC.


BIM Masterclasses

BIMThe next LI BIM Masterclass will take place in Manchester on 29 January 2015.

Events are planned for London and other locations in 2015.

Manchester - full details and booking

LI BIM Masterclasses aim to demonstrate how BIM can be applied to a landscape architecture workflow, including examples of the process, and how information is produced, managed and interrogated. The event will also outline the benefits and opportunities that BIM presents for landscape architects.

The events are aimed at those who would like to see practical examples of BIM processes for landscape, those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of the subject and anyone wishing to learn about BIM for the first time. .

More on the LI's work on BIM.


GLVIA training sessions

GLVIA logoTraining to introduce the third edition of the LI/IEMA Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

The last of five training sessions held around the country, led by Professor Carys Swanwick and Mary O’Connor CMLI, takes place in London.

London: 25 February 2015

For further information on the programme and leaders, download the flyer.


Page last updated 27 January 2015

Events in brief

This page lists events organised by the Landscape Institute.

Other events can be found in News.


Rethinking the Urban Landscape exhibition
8 January - 26 February 2015


29 January
BIM Masterclass - Manchester
Book here


9 February
How do you pay for green infrastructure in an age of austerity?
Book here

25 February 2015
GLVIA training - London
Book here


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