Speakers at the LI conference, to be held at the University of Sheffield on 3 and 4 March are confirmed

Latest speakers announced for Annual Conference

Speakers will include on Day 1:

James Hitchmough and Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield, co-designers of the planting at London Olympic Park; Andrew Grant, founder of Grant Associates who led the design team on the award winning Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore and is now working on the Sheffield University master plan; Professor Brian Evans from Glasgow School of Art, focussing on the sublime and the picturesque; Caroline Julian from think tank ResPublica which is leading the debate on a community right to beauty, Clare Devine from the Design Council CABE and Jenifer White from Historic England who will be looking at the way in which beauty impacts on their work.

Day two will consist of breakout CPD sessions, with site visits in the morning:

♦ Fracturing landscapes – hydraulic fracturing and other new energy technologies with Olaf Schroth of the University of Sheffield
♦ Natural play with Adam White of Davies White Associates
♦ The sublime and the picturesque in the contemporary context with Professor Brian Evans of The Glasgow School of Art
♦ Drawing for landscape architecture from sketch to screen to site with Edward Hutchison
♦ Soil specification and testing with Institute of Professional Soil Scientists’ council member, Tim O’Hare of Tim O’Hare Associates
♦ Using green walls in the urban environment to deliver ecosystem services with Professor John Dover of Staffordshire University
♦ Benefits that trees can bring to Urban Futures with Professor Alan Simson of Leeds Beckett University
♦ Building green bridges with Kate Ahern of LUC and Clare Warburton of Natural England
♦ Inclusive design with Helen Allen from hada/David Bonnett Associates
♦ Closing the gap – how to select trees with Keith Sacre of Barcham trees
♦ CIRIA’s SuDS guidance with Suzanne Simmons of CIRIA
♦ Proportionality guidance with Mary Fisher of LDA Design
♦ Writing for Landscape, advice to contributors with the editor Ruth Slavid
♦ Economic benefits of investing in the environment with Thomas Harle and Tim Sutherland of Natural England
♦ And guided tours of the Gold Route, Sheffield’s major investment in city centre landscape; the  Sheffield City Council’s ‘Grey to Green’ project; and the Botanical Gardens.

On the evening of day one, there will be a conference dinner at the Grade II* listed Cutler’s Hall. All delegates are invited. There will also be a drinks reception at the end of day two.

For more details and to book a place, go to the LI events page.

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