Valuing Landscape Conference – Live stream (Day 1, morning)

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The greatest value of landscape is the way in which it connects people, place and nature. The LI, in partnership with IFLA Europe and the University of Greenwich Department of Landscape, is holding its 2018 conference on this crucial theme.

Day one of the conference (6 September) is a day of high-level debate for leaders and practitioners in landscape. To help bring this fantastic day of content to a wider audience, we will be live streaming all talks and panel discussions throughout the day. The morning (9am to 1.45pm) will be free to view, while access to the afternoon sessions (1.45 to 6pm) will be paid.

Programme (morning)


The changing role of value

With society’s needs, values and habits shifting, it is vital that landscape responds. Hear about:

  • Key future trends and challenges that the sector faces
  • How external influences will affect the value society attributes to landscape and place
  • Design inspired by human experience and social action

Jan Christian Vestre, CEO, Vestre


Understanding and responding to future trends

Join the debate about how future trends will have an impact on the value we place on landscape and how the profession may need to change to meet the needs of generations to come. Discuss:

  • The connection of the environment, productivity and housing needs in future place-making
  • The social, economic, educational and technological changes that will transform our lives
  • New skills needed for the future
  • International challenges and opportunities

Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor, University of Greenwich
Dr Wei Yang, Chairman, Wei Yang & Partners and Vice Chair, RTPI International Committee
Daniel Cook, CEO, Landscape Institute
Jan Christian Vestre, CEO, Vestre


Valuing the Intangible

Hear from leaders in design, infrastructure and conservation about how their sectors have tackled the challenges of valuing intangible assets and benefits.

  • New frameworks and methods of evaluation
  • Understanding cultural, social and economic value
  • Accounting for and demonstrating the value of the intangible
  • Alternative viewpoints, risks and challenges

Sarah Weir OBE, CEO, Design Council
Professor Ian Hodge, Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS Brussels
Karen Ellis, Director of Science and Policy, WWF UK


Case study: Ottawa
How Natural Capital Accounting is vital for urban growth

In a case study that is all the more relevant as the impact of climate change is felt around the world, Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO will discuss a recent study that accounts for his organization’s natural capital assets and ecosystem services they provide to Canada’s capital region.

Managing 55,000 hectares of green space in an urban setting, the NCC fosters a ‘landscape of sustainability’ through the lens of natural capital accounting. The NCC and its landscape professionals have a unique opportunity to reconcile ecology and land economics in an ethos of sustainability on a regional scale.

Dr Mark Kristmanson, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Canada


Unlocking the intangible – what should we measure?

  • Should we value all, part or none of the landscape?
  • What are the risks or challenges?
  • How do we measure intangible assets?
  • How is landscape important to cities and their design?

Sarah Weir OBE, CEO, Design Council
Dr Mark Kristmanson, National Capital Commission, Ottawa, Canada
Professor Ian Hodge, Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS Brussels
Karen Ellis, Director of Science and Policy, WWF UK


Creating value for people in Thamesmead: wellbeing and green infrastructure

Dr Phil Askew, Director of Landscape and Placemaking, Peabody


The value of sustainable water systems

What are the challenges in design for water biodiversity in urban environments? ACO leads this Q&A session on sustainable drainage systems.

Gary Morton, Head of Business Development at ACO and member of BIM4Water

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