This year, the LI’s annual Jellicoe lecture will be the closing event for Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature – a series of inclusive learning and networking events taking place across the UK between October and December 2022

A green urban jungle in the heart of Elephant Park, South East London. Photography © Mike Massaro

The Landscape Institute (LI), with the support of Homes England, is bringing together members, partners, universities, local authorities, and stakeholders in a series of inclusive learning and networking events between October and December 2022.

Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature aims to unite the profession across the country in championing the transformative value of landscape at a point in human history where it’s never been more crucial to our future. Starting in Manchester and travelling to Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, and finally London, it will celebrate the landscape profession and its achievements, while also exploring the present realities and future possibilities of community and social resilience in the UK.

The closing event on Thursday 1 December will the LI’s annual Jellicoe Lecture. Each year, the lecture celebrates the life and work of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, architect, landscape architect, and founding member of the LI.

The 2022 Lecture will be a panel discussion bringing together leaders in the placemaking sector, representatives from local government and private practice, students, and others to share diverse perspectives about our spaces and places. The event aims to stimulate thought-provoking conversations about landscape practice, the pressing issues facing the profession and wider built environment sector, and the ways we respond to global pressures and crises.

Speakers

  • Sue Morgan, CEO of the Landscape Institute, will welcome delegates and provide an overview of the campaign outcomes.
  • Ben Brown, Head of Policy and Insight at the Landscape Institute, will present the results of the industry-wide Landscape Skills and Workforce Survey.

Panel and Q&A

  • Chair: Victoria Thornton OBE, Founder of Open House/Open City, Founder of the Thornton Educational Trust and former President of the Architectural Association Panel
  • Peter Freeman, Chair of Homes England and co-founder of the property developer Argent developers of Kings Cross Central
  • Siraaj Mitha, architect and Head of Accelerate at Open City, a programme that encourages young people from under-represented backgrounds to explore careers in the built environment
  • Dr Anna Rutherford, Director at Design West, a Bristol-based registered charity and centre of excellence for design and placemaking
  • Binki Taylor, GLA commissioner for diversity in the public realm and founding partner of the Brixton Project, the community placemaking organisation

Closing remarks

  • Noel Farrer FLI PPLI, Vice President and Jane Findlay CMLI PPLI, Immediate Past President of the Landscape Institute

Expert-led site visits in London

On every leg of Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature, the LI has invited delegates to enjoy expert-led walking tours of local landscape projects. London is no exception: prior to the evening Lecture, we’re running three field trips across the capital.

Elephant Park

Gillespies and Hardscape

This two-acre park is the centrepiece of the Elephant Park development, the £2.5bn revitalisation of Elephant and Castle by Lendlease and Southwark Council.

Bloomsbury Squares

LUC

Visit the site of several restoration schemes designed to recreate the centrepiece of Georgian Bloomsbury: Gordon and Woburn Square Gardens and the Grade II-listed Russell Square.

Aldwych and Strand and the West End Project

LDA Design

Working with Westminster City Council, LDA Design has reimagined Strand Aldwych to become a new civic space that better meets the needs of visitors, workers, and residents.

The trio of Princes Circus, Alfred Place Gardens, and Whitfield Gardens form part of the West End Project, Camden Council’s largest public realm and transport scheme designed to improve traffic, road safety, air quality, and access to quality public space in a once-heavily congested part of central London.

Find out more about the lecture and field trips and book here.

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