Street Design 2011 partnered with LI

Street Design 2011 partnered with LI

Next year’s Street Design 2011, the trade exhibition for the entire street design industry, will feature a one-day seminar series under the heading, Why invest in landscape?

This seminar programme highlights key case studies and arguments for investing in the landscape of our streets and squares.

Alastair McCapra, Chief Executive, Landscape Institute, will outline the Institute’s work in this area and Dafydd Warburton, landscape architect, LDA Design, presents two important case studies from Why Invest in Landscape? – Pontypool Regeneration Strategy and Diglis Water.

Feet first – building space for people
Jill White, formerly at Devon County Council, outlines the thinking behind The Square, Barnstaple and Tot Brill, Executive Director, Transport, Environment and Leisure Services, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, presents their work on Exhibition Road which is linking South Kensington’s Museum District with an outstanding shared space.

The Landscape of Shopping
Oxford Circus is at the centre of London’s West End, Cheapside was the market street for the City of London. Peter Heath, Technical Director, Atkins, presents the major improvements carried out at Oxford Circus which include a diagonal crossing; Victor Callister, Assistant Director Environmental Enhancements, City of London Corporation, outlines the changes to Cheapside which are turning this once more into the City’s major shopping street and Paul Osborne, Environmental Improvements Officer, Exeter City Council, on the importance of a high quality public realm to commercial retail development in Exeter.

The exhibition, held at the NEC Birmingham from 29 to 31 March will feature several key industry suppliers including over 400 UK and international exhibitors from the transport, parking and street design industries.

Paul Lincoln, director of policy and communications at the LI said:: “Street Design once again offers a great opportunity to focus on the major issues affecting the way in which we plan, design and use our public spaces.  The Landscape Institute is delighted to be running a series of keynote seminars on these topics as part of our new Why invest in landscape? campaign.”

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Registration for the seminars will open in the new year.



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