The Landscape Institute (LI) is travelling to nine locations across the UK from October to December 2022 to connect and amplify local voices and celebrate landscape practice.
Taking place in Manchester, Leeds, Belfast, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, and finally London, the programme will include nine breakfast meetings, three roundtable discussions, and nine field trips to remarkable local projects. We’ll finish the campaign with a terrific networking evening event in London on 1 December, which will link with this year’s Jellicoe lecture and be open to everyone.
See what’s going on near you and register your place now!
Manchester, 18 October
Field Trips: Kampus, Albert Square, Lincoln Square, Mayfield Park, Castlefield Viaduct
Leeds, 20 October
Field Trips: Climate Innovation District, Wellington Place
Glasgow, 3 November
Field Trips: Dundashill and The Claypits
Birmingham, 8 November
11:00am - Meet at Birmingham Library
11:05am - Tour of roof garden led by Maggie Fennell from Boningale
11:30am - Tour of Centenary Square, Chamberlain Square, Brindley Place, Broad Street and Colmore Row led by Howard Gray from Green Blue Urban
13:30 - close
Cardiff, 10 November
1:00pm - Meet at Grangetown Hub
1:05pm - Introduction to the ‘Nature and Us’ national citizen engagement initiative
1:30pm - Head to Grange Gardens via Paget Street and Pentrebane Street
2:00pm - Tour of Greener Grangetown with Russell De' ath and Martyn Evans from Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru | Natural Resources Wales
3:00pm - Return to Central Cardiff and close
Bristol, 16 November
Field Trips: TBC
Field Trips: TBC
Field Trips: TBC
Evening: Networking event and annual Jellicoe lecture
Peter Freeman, Chair of Homes England
Siraaj Mitha, architect and Head of Accelerate
Binki Taylor, founder of the Brixton Project
Dr Anna Rutherford, Director of Design West
Victoria Thornton (Chair), founding director of London Open House
Amplifying your voice to shape the future of landscape
Why are we launching this campaign?
Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature is a country-wide celebration of the art and science of landscape practice. It aims to bring together local voices and gather local insight to shape the future of landscape at a point in human history where its transformative value has never been more crucial to our future.
Each day will kick off with breakfast sessions that invite local branch committee members, registered practices, and stakeholders to discuss challenges, share insights and inform the LI’s future priorities.
Then in the afternoon, we’ll visit local landscape projects, with a series of expert-led field trips that celebrate landscape and stimulate discussion about how it transforms spaces and enriches lives.
Who is the campaign for?
What will the campaign achieve?
Morning discussions will interrogate major macro topics, such as Levelling Up and net zero, as well as looking inwards at EDI (equality, diversity, and inclusion) and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) progress. We’ll share findings from our Landscape Skills and Workforce Survey and invite everyone to contribute towards turning these insights into action for the coming years.
Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature is just the beginning of an ongoing effort to engage and unite the landscape profession across the UK and build the strongest possible foundations for the future. This campaign will help inform bigger and better efforts to come, in 2023 and beyond, and we’d love for you to join us!
We couldn’t do this without the generous help of our partners, sponsors and supporters. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped make this amazing campaign possible.
This campaign is also supported by Homes England.