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The EU debate: Leave or remain, what does it mean for the UK's environment?


Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Venue: ARUP 13 Fitzroy Street, London (Emmerson and Shears Room)

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On 23 June, the public will go to the polls to vote on whether the UK ought to remain a member of the European Union (EU). The outcome of the referendum may have profound consequences on many areas of public policy which in turn may have considerable impacts on our lives.


In his ‘Bloomberg Speech’ in January 2013, David Cameron declared that “It is time to settle this European question in British politics. I say to the British people: this will be your decision...Proponents of both sides of the argument will need to avoid exaggerating their claims.”

     

The Landscape Institute will be hosting a debate on the impacts on the environment of leaving the EU, hosted courtesy of ARUP at their Fitzrovia offices on Tuesday 7 June. This event chaired by John Vidal, Environment Editor at the Guardian is designed to help LI members arrive at a decision by focussing specifically on one particular theme that forms a significant part of their day-to-day work: the environment.

     

During the debate, the audience will hear from two MPs who hold opposing views on whether or not the UK should leave the EU; in favour of leaving, George Eustice MP, and for remaining, Kerry McCarthy MP. LI members will also hear from Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE FLI, President-Elect of the Landscape Institute, and Noel Farrer PLI, President of the Landscape Institute. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

      

For more information about the debate, please contact Stephen Russell, Head of Policy on Stephen.Russell@landscapeinstitute.org

Communities of Migration in Deptford - a guided walk


Date: Saturday 11 June 2016

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue: Deptford Railway Station - Depford High Street, SE8 3NU

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This walk will investigate how Deptford's long pattern of migration since the foundation of its Royal Dockyard in 1513, has shaped the inimitable character of both its architecture and inhabitants: independent, inventive and resilient.  As the latest wave of migration takes the form of large scale - mostly luxury - development, we will see how the community of Deptford is preparing to meet this challenge in its own way.

The walk will visit places where local initiatives are finding new ways to adapt to coming change, welcoming new residents whilst keeping the identity of Deptford intact.

This walk will be hosted by Roo Angell and Bob Bagley of the Sayes Court Garden CIC. For further information visit the Sayes Court website: www.exploreeverything.org

 

Assessing the crescent - an inclusive design challenge


Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Grow:Store - New London Architecture - Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

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The Design Council identifies inclusive environments as a crucial factor in building stronger communities. As this year's London Festival of Architecture explores the theme of community, Helen Allen will lead you on a tour of the crescent, interrogating its success as a public space that is accessible toa ll. Learn about design that is truly inclusive, and the barriers to access as well as transforming the way you experience and understand public space

This event is being held in partnership with the NLA as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016.

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis, if tickets have run out, please add yourself to the wait list and you will be notified immediately if any tickets become available.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Lauren Tubb, Events Executive at the Landscape Institute on 0207 685 2651 or Lauren.Tubb@landscapeinstitute.org

 

London Festival of Architecture - Who Builds Community?


Date:  Wednesday 22 June 2016

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

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The Landscape Institute is partnering with London Festival of Architecture and Kings Place to curate an evening discussion titled ‘Who Builds Community?’ on Wednesday 22 June. The LFA's theme this year is 'community' and we're developing this event as part of the core programme to address this theme. The event seeks to answer questions such as whether we can create communities - or is it something that happens organically? If yes, whose responsibility is it to create communities? How do they create them?

 

London has considered itself a city of villages. Many neighbourhoods are defined by a heart which was indeed once the centre of a preexisting village or town swallowed up by the Victorian metropolis and metro land sprawl. A wave of post war development changed the city again creating new typologies and creating alternatives to traditional streets. Throughout all of these changes communities have grown and evolved.

 

Now we face new challenges. The population is increasing, a lot of housing stock is no longer affordable and services and infrastructure are under enormous pressure. In response to these challenges London is going through a period of rapid growth and entire neighbourhoods are being reconfigured.

 

In all of this who is responsible for building communities? Indeed, can community be built? Is it an intangible fragile concept or is it the inevitable consequence of people living and working in close proximity? How do we balance the needs of an existing community with those moving in? And how do we define a community, those who live or work or play in a particular area?

 

 

Grow:Store - Natural Play in Urban Spaces


Date: Thursday 30 June 2016

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Grow:Store - New London Architecture - Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

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Davies White will share their experience of how they have engaged communities in the design and creation of natural playful landscapes in urban areas. They will use case study projects to illustrate how their schemes have helped foster local ownership and reconnect families with nature through play.

This event is being held in partnership with the NLA as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016.

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis, if tickets have run out, please add yourself to the wait list and you will be notified immediately if any tickets become available.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Lauren Tubb, Events Executive at the Landscape Institute on 0207 685 2651 or Lauren.Tubb@landscapeinstitute.org

 

BIM for Landscape launch seminar

 

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2016

Time: 9:30am to 12:00

Venue: The City Centre - 80 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5AR

Link to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bim-for-landscape-launch-seminar-tickets-25741345056

 

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is transforming working practices across the built environment sector, as clients, professionals, contractors and manufacturers throughout the supply chain grasp the opportunities that BIM presents. The first book ever to focus on the implementation of BIM processes in landscape and external works, BIM for Landscape will help landscape professionals understand what BIM means for them.

To celebrate the launch of this important book, the Landscape Institute is hosting a seminar that will examine the content of the book and the consequences for the profession.

Speakers include expert representatives from the LI's BIM Group, Mike Shilton, Anna Dekker and Henry Fenby-Taylor, who authored the book. Also speaking is Alastair McCapra, who established BIM as a significant area of work at the Landscape Institute. Alastair, who is current Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, will speak about the changes to professions due to technologies such as BIM and artificial impact.



 

 

June

The EU debate: Leave or remain, what does it mean for the UK's environment?

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016

Communities of Migration in Deptford - a guided walk

Date: Saturday 11 June 2016

Assessing the crescent - an inclusive design challenge

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016

London Festival of Architecture - Who Builds Community?

Date:  Wednesday 22 June 2016

Grow:Store - Natural Play in Urban Spaces

Date: Thursday 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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