Appointment forges link between UK universities
Birmingham City University’s Professor Kathryn Moore has been appointed Visiting Professor, Arnold Weddle Chair, at the University of Sheffield.
Kathryn, who will continue in her role as Professor of Landscape Architecture at Birmingham School of Architecture, was also recently appointed president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
She also chairs the IFLA working group for a UNESCO International Landscape Convention and is a past president of the Landscape Institute (2004).
Kathryn says she is looking forward to linking her role as IFLA president with 'a collaboration between two notable universities’. She also emphasised the potential role of landscape architecture in any successful development of the HS2 project between Birmingham and London, adding: ‘Birmingham City University is well known for its applied expertise in art and design and this reflects my own background and strengths in this area. Sheffield University approaches this subject with a strong disciplinary background in science and planning. How we are able to merge our disciplines and backgrounds to provide a viable, multi-disciplinary approach, and to develop better insights enhancing quality of life for people around the UK and internationally is the key issue that we will be jointly pursuing.’