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Rethinking the Urban Landscape at Ecobuild: 3 – 5 March 2015

A major exhibition curated by The Building Centre and Landscape Institute


An exhibition which 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.

The exhibition transfers from a six-week residency at The Building Centre to Ecobuild 2015, before touring nationally.

Trees in Hard Landscapes

A two-part cross-disciplinary exploration of the latest research, technical solutions and project examples on the contemporary use of trees in streets and the wider public realm drawing from the content of the Trees and Design Action Group latest publication: Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014, 160pp). Those that attend the seminar will receive a professionally printed and bound hardcopy.

The events are half day seminars held on the afternoons of Monday 23 and Monday 30 March at The Building Centre and organised by the Landscape Institute, Trees and Design Action Group and The Building Centre.

Those interested in booking both events, are eligible for a discount if booked together.

Event 1: Design strategies for value
2 pm, Monday 23 March

Built environment experts and arboriculturists will cross-examine the latest research findings, available tools and project examples on designing with trees to achieve enhanced value. Their exploration will also look at the changing landscape of infrastructure funding, and the funding opportunities accessible when better alignment can be achieved between use of trees and project objectives.

Speakers include: Rupert Bentley-Wells, Arboricultural Manager, LB Hackney; Anne Jaluzot, Green infrastructure planning consultant, lead author of Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014); Stephen O’Malley, Director, Civic Engineers; Keith Sacre, Sales Director, Barcham Trees and lead author of BS 8545:2014 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape - Recommendations. Chaired by Robert Huxford, Director Urban Design Group and Member of the ICE Municipal Engineers Expert Panel

Cost: £135 + VAT per person

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Event 2: Delivery solutions for success
2 pm, Monday 30 March

The underground space in our cities is intensely contested and the one way forward, which will also address climate change challenges, is to better integrate planning, design and delivery of the underworld to include trees (green) as well as grey and blue infrastructure. To achieve this, making the most of both available below-ground solutions and the delivery framework provided by the planning system are key. This session brings together built environment experts and arboriculturists to examine how we can turn visions of a tree-rich ‘working’ city landscape into reality.

Speaker include: Jeremy Barrell, Managing Director of Barrell Consulting; Anne Jaluzot, Green infrastructure planning consultant, lead author of Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery (2014); Martin Gammie, Founding Director of Consulting with Trees; David Finch, Senior Associate of Grant Associates. Chaired by Sue Illman, Director Illman-Young and Past President Landscape Institute

Cost: £135 + VAT per person

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SuDS Masterclass

Wednesday 25 March, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bentovim Room, The Child and Family Practice, 8 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AA

This masterclass will provide a detailed introduction to the issues around planning and designing with SuDS. It will review how and why the legislation has developed, and explain the currently proposed system (as far as is known), its benefits and weaknesses. The principles of SuDS design will be explained, along with their component parts, and delegates will be shown how to approach integrated site design. This will be demonstrated further by group work to plan a simple SuDS scheme for a site.

Trainers are Sue Illman, Managing Director of Illman Young Landscape Design and Past President of the Landscape Institute and Steve Wilson, Technical Director, EPG Ltd

Early Bird booking rate for LI members: £250 (inc. VAT)

Full details, the day's programme and booking details are given here.

BIM masterclass

A day of practical BIM know-how from leading BIM practitioners.

The Masterclasses are suitable for anyone with some existing BIM knowledge or experience.


The LI BIM Masterclasses aim to demonstrate how the BIM process works in landscape projects, showing how information is produced, managed and interrogated, with examples of the process, and highlighting the benefits and opportunities BIM can give Landscape Architects..

London: 9 March 2015



Page last updated 26 February 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
3 - 5 March 2015


9 March 2015
BIM Masterclass - London
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23 March 2015
Trees in Hard Landscapes: Design strategies for value
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25 March 2015
SuDS Masterclass
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30 March 2015
Trees in Hard Landscapes: Delivery solutions for success
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With thanks to our exhibition sponsors






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