Hear from the scheme’s designers and focus on London’s newest schemes.

The High Line revitalised an area of New York
The High Line revitalised an area of New York

This one-day event, which will form part of the Garden Museum’s High Line Symposium, will pack a wealth of inspiration and information into a few hours.  A celebration of the huge achievement of Joshua David and Robert Hammond, the founders of the High Line who rescued this railway line from demolition and created New York’s ‘park in the sky’, it will also focus on London’s green infrastructure.

The Landscape Institute is organising this special event as part of the Garden Museum’s High Line Symposium. It will: tell the story of the High Line; announces the winner of the High Line for London Green Infrastructure Ideas Competition; debate the case for investing in green infrastructure; highlight the enduring legacy of the Olympic venues which have made a huge contribution to the promotion of green infrastructure; and offer an insight into three of London’s newest schemes including the development of Nine Elms on the south bank, the American Embassy and Wandle Valley Regional Park.

A limited number of tickets for this event are available at a special price for Landscape Institute members at £85-00; non-members £140-00. Book now.

The programme is as follows:

10-00 Registration

The High Line, New York and Announcement of the Winner

10-30 Introduction – Christopher Woodward, Director, Garden Museum

10-35 The High Line – Joshua David and Robert Hammond, founders

11-20 Questions

11-30 A High Line for London Green Infrastructure Ideas Competition

Announcement of the Winner

Green Infrastructure – the Case for Investment

11-50 The Mayor of London’s commitment to green infrastructure

The All London Green Grid – Matthew Pencharz, Mayoral Advisor on Environment

12-00 The Private Sector and Business Improvement Districts 

Nigel Hughes, Director Planning and Environment, Grosvenor

12-10 The Economic Evidence for Investing in the Environment

Tom Butterworth, Senior Advisor, Natural England

12-25 The Local Authority Case for Investment 

Kate Pinnock and Ross Ingham, Directors, Ingham Pinnock

12-40 Questions

1-00 Lunch

Inspiring a Generation – the Role of the Olympic Venues

2-00 Lessons from the Olympic Park

David Thompson, Landscape Architect, LDA Design

2-15 The Green Infrastructure Legacy from the Olympic Park

Phil Askew, Project Sponsor Parklands & Public Realm, London Legacy Development Corporation

2-30 The Green Infrastructure Legacy around Weymouth Bay

Jacqui Stearn, Principal Advisor, Natural England

Major New Developments in the Capital

2-45 The US Embassy in Nine Elms

3-00 Nine Elms 

Helen Fisher, Programme Director, Nine Elms

3-15 The Wandle Valley 

Nic Durston, National Trust and Chair of the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust

3-30 Green Infrastructure 

Preview of a major new publication from the Landscape Institute

3-40 Tea 




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