The Landscape Institute will present six lectures this autumn to complement the Garden Museum’s exhibition From the Garden City to the Green City.

Freiburg – picture credit: Malcolm Dodds
Freiburg – picture credit: Malcolm Dodds

The series, titled Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century, and run in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society and the Garden Museum, will examine lessons from the past century on how to manage sustainable urban landscapes. It will conclude with a debate on how current thinking on green infrastructure is contributing to the realisation of an urban landscape that is both liveable and ecologically supportive.

Lecture programme:

Wednesday 12 October
Landscape in the Garden City: the Sharing of Great Things
– David Davidson – architectural advisor, Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust

Wednesday 19 October
The Landscape of Consumption: Food in the Metropolis – Tim Waterman, senior lecturer, Writtle School of Design

Wednesday 26 October
Housing Landscapes: Public Realm, Private Territory and the Spaces in Between – Roland Jeffrey, projects adviser, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust

Wednesday 2 November
Landscape for Leisure: Pleasure Grounds, Public Health and Recreation – Ken Worpole, writer and senior professor, the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University

Wednesday 9 November
The Public Landscape: From Townscape to Privatised Plaza – Sarah Gaventa Hon FLI, urban design, public space and cultural regeneration consultant.

Wednesday 16 November
Realising the Green City: a panel discussion. Kim Wilkie Hon FLI, landscape architect, Kim Wilkie Associates; Chris Young, editor of The Garden and formerly editor of Garden Design Journal; Annie Coombs, FLI, landscape architect

The lectures are supported by English Heritage and Landscape Forms, and will be held at the Garden Museum on Lambeth Palace Road, London. Tickets for the lectures are now available at



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