The Federation of German Landscape Architects (bdla) is holding its annual conference ‘planerforum’ in London this year.

Federation of German Landscape Architects (bdla) conference

Titled ‘London Calling’, planerforum is also open to members of the Landscape Institute who are offered a 50 per cent discount on the conference fee.

There are two options for registration for the conference, which will be conducted in English. LI members are invited either to register for the full conference from 2–5 June or join in at a get-together with German colleagues on the evening of Friday 3 June.

The full programme provides more details.

This event will feature guided walks through the City of London and along the River Thames, a field trip to Greenwich as well as lectures and discussions on topics such as investment, the Olympic Parks and urban and green space planning. There will also be a panel discussion featuring the presidents of both the Landscape Institute and the BDLA.

Speakers include:
Peter Murray, director NLA and director of London Festival of Architecture
John Hopkins, project sponsor Parklands and Public Realm, Olympic Development Authority
Jamie Dean, Design for London
Anne Jaluzot, strategic urban greening consultant
Adrian Wikeley, principal, Land Use Consultants
Tot Brill, executive director, Transport, Environment and Leisure Services, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Alastair McCapra, CEO, Landscape Institute
Andrea Gebhard, president, BDLA
Jo Watkins, president, Landscape Institute

The registration fee to attend the full event is 210 euros. The registration fee also includes lunch and the evening get-togethers on 2 and 3 June as well as a prepaid Oyster Card for public transport.

LI members are invited to the final plenary and a get-together on Friday 3 June from 4-8 pm free of charge. The get together will take place at the Landscape Institute’s offices in Central London .

To register for this event, please e-mail Sabina Mohideen with your name and telephone number.

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