Annual General Meeting – 16 December 2021
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the 2021 AGM was held as a digital meeting
AGM 2021 DRAFT Minutes
AGM 2021 video link
AGM main presentation slides
Notice and Agenda
AGM 2020 – DRAFT Minutes
Questions received in advance & LI Responses
The 2021 AGM was a little different. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 2021 was a milestone year for the LI and the landscape sector – and so we invited our members, friends and colleagues from across the industry to join us to celebrate our collective achievements
Following the conclusion of the formal AGM, we welcomed 4 speakers to share inspiring highlights and learning from throughout the year together with presentations from the LI President, Chief Executive, and Honorary Treasurer
About the speakers
James Hayter – a professor at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Adelaide, as well as a founding director of landscape, architecture and urban design firm Oxigen, which he founded in 1996. James was fortunate to graduate from Sheffield University in the 1980s, a time when the UK was leading the global profession in environmental awareness and ecological design. He has been president of IFLA since 2018.
Dan Hill – Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency, and a Professor at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. A designer and urbanist, his previous leadership roles include Arup, Future Cities Catapult, Fabrica, SITRA and the BBC, and he has lived and worked in UK, Australia, Finland, Italy and Sweden. Dan is a visiting professor at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, Design Academy Eindhoven, and an Adjunct Professor in Design at RMIT University. He is a founding member of the Council on Urban Initiatives, a joint initiative between UCL, LSE Cities and UN HABITAT. Dan is also a design advocate for the Mayor of London, and a trustee of Participatory City Foundation.
Kay Hughes – joined HS2 in 2019. Leading a multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, urban designers, design managers, and art and culture specialists, she works to deliver the design vision for HS2 and establish a legacy vision. Past roles include founding director at Khaa, principal design adviser and head of design for the London 2012 Olympics, senior client sponsor at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and design adviser to the major projects team at Sport England. Kay has chaired a number of design review panels is an architect, was part of the VeloCity team that won the NIC Oxford Growth Arc design competition in 2017, and has recently completed a Diploma in Infrastructure Investment and Finance at UCL. She believes that the strategy and quality of design and delivery of infrastructure projects is fundamental to achieving social and environmental benefits.
Shankari Raj – Shankari Raj, known to most as ‘Shanks’, is peerless within her generation as an architect, teacher, and agitator. Since founding her practice, Nudge, Shankari has been trying to make the world a better place through architectural design: enhancing and empowering social change through a people-centred, curatorial approach. Born in Sri Lanka, Shankari grew up in Nigeria, Oman, Toronto and London before settling in Bristol. She has been teaching architectural design for over 14 years, and is associate director of the international organisation Local Futures. Recent completed projects include The GreenWay project, Creative Common, OVO Energy headquarters, Engine Shed, Temple Studios, and ‘The Architect’ bar for Design West.