After three sold-out lectures at the Garden Museum, the LI autumn series continues next week with a talk by Ken Worpole

Looking ahead: Landscapes for leisure at the Garden Museum

Last night saw a packed forum at the Garden Museum to hear Roland Jeffery, project’s advisor at the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, the third speaker in the LI’s autumn lecture series Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century. Jeffery took on the subject of housing landscapes, exploring the creation of the physical public realm, along with our notion of what constitues it – from Birkenhead Park to the New Towns Milton Keynes and Harlow.

The previous week’s lecture from Tim Waterman prompted a guest blog over at Landscape Forms endorsing Waterman’s suggestion of community gardens as alternatives to allotments. Read the full blog post ‘Living in a tasty city’ here.

Next Wednesday 2 November, writer and senior professor at the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University, Ken Worpole, charts the changing fortunes of Britian’s leisure landscapes. He asks whether the government’s renewed focus on public health will see our urban green spaces become places of recreation once again?

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The LI’s lecture series, Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century, is run in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society and supported by English Heritage and Landscape Forms. There are five lectures in the series and all will be held at the Garden Museum on Lambeth Palace Road, London.


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