Major new touring exhibition comes to east of England


    From 7 to 18 March, the Landscape Institute, East of England will be hosting a major national exhibition at Endeavour House in Ipswich.  The exhibition ‘Rethinking the Urban Landscape’, is sponsored by Concertus and will showcase over 40 transformative contemporary landscape projects. The exhibition, which is free to enter and open to the public every weekday from 8am to 5pm, highlights the importance of investing in green infrastructure if cities and urban centres are to become more liveable, healthy and safe places to live and work. It will also demonstrate how a landscape-led approach to development can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society.
    Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute will be speaking at a reception event on Tuesday 15th March. Noel said:
    ‘Proper land use is now becoming a matter of urgency, with concerns such as the housing crisis, flooding, public health and even food shortages coming to the fore. This exhibition is about highlighting the urgent need for a landscape-led approach to our towns and cities. 
    ‘Landscape architects are able to find solutions from within the natural landscape, avoiding highly engineered responses and ultimately creating schemes that are more sustainable, better-designed and nicer to live in.’
    Elizabeth Adams, who is a Senior Landscape Architect at Concertus, is also Vice Chair of the East of England branch of the Landscape Institute, said:
    ‘Landscape Architecture is all about creating great places to live and work. This exhibition will act as a showcase to show how our region has many schemes, such as Arcadia in Cambridge, the master plan for the North West Cambridge development, and Ipswich 21: Civic Drive/ Princes Street Enhancements, which highlight the contribution that Landscape Architecture can make to the quality of life in our cities.’
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