Schedule of Events: LI Conference - Housing Land Use, & Community

9 October 2008 - Day 1 Programme highlights

Hungry City - How Food Shapes Our Lives - Carolyn Steel, Director, Cullum and Nightingale Architects

Cities cover just 2% of the world’s surface but consume 75% of the world’s resources. One third of the world’s grain harvest is fed to livestock, and meat production is set to double buy 2050. Carolyn Steel, lecturer and author of Hungry City looks at the crucial relationship between food and cities and asks what is land for and how do we decide on its best uses?

Design, Environment and the Enterprising Community - Professor Robert Tregay, LDA Design

With a wealth of experience of designing landscape schemes in both the public and private sector, Robert Tregay will be focussing on masterplanning and delivery; green infrastructure, traditional public realm; locally-grown food; transport and integrating infrastructure. He will also be outlining his latest thinking on how new housing developments work as economic entities and on how transport can be better managed and delivered.

Creating places where people want to live - Karin Woodley, Chief Executive, The Stephen Lawrence Trust


Karin Woodley will address the role of all of the built environment professions in creating places where people want to live; creating spaces where people can be visibly part of their community, meet, play and relax; and outline the ways in which The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is tackling these issues.

Landscape architecture, housing and the Thames Gateway - Sir Terry Farrell, Terry Farrell and Partners


Terry Farrell will outline the crucial issues that need to be tackled in the ongoing collaborations between landscape architecture, planning and architecture and in particular his hopes for the Thames Gateway.

Seminars - chose from

1 Code Level 6 and the Significance of Landscape

2 'Retrofitting' new landscape within existing housing estates

3 New landscapes for social housing

4 Tackling flood risk in the creation of new estates

5 Housing environments for older people

10 October 2008 - Day 2 Programme highlights

Conflict & Creativity - where to build, how to build and how to improve design quality - A panel discussion that tackles current conflicts over ecotowns, sustainable suburbia, densification and the best ways to improve the quality of design.


Sarah Gaventa, Director, CABE Space, John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, the Home Builders Federation, Mathew Frith, Landscape Regeneration Manager, Peabody Trust, Phil Heaton, Landscape Architect, Cracknell Landscape Architects and Peter Wilder, Landscape Architect, MacFarlane Wilder.

Painting the Picture - Helen Woolley, Landscape Architect, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

An analysis of the way in which government policy, academic findings and information gathered by housing developers, local authorities and landscape architects can inform the planning, design and management of landscape-led housing developments.

How can housing and the natural environment co-exist? - Professor Lynn Crowe, Professor of Environmental Management, Sheffield Hallam University and Board Member, Natural England

Professor Crowe will explore the relationship between housing and the natural environment, both in light of plans to build up to three million new homes, and of the impact of climate change. She will highlight the importance of a high quality natural environment in our towns and cities; and outline the wide range of benefits that the natural environment brings.

Conference Showcase hosted by Adam White, Principal Landscape Architect, Groundwork UK


The best of the current generation, an opportunity for practices to showcase their most interesting and intriguing approaches to housing and landscape.

The making of Kevin McCloud and the Big Town Plan with Phil Heaton, Landscape Architect, Cracknell Landscape Architects designer of one of the key projects

Site visits - chose from

1 Barbican Estate private gardens, Barbican

2 Golden Lane Estate public spaces and private roof gardens, Barbican

3 Whitmore and Haggerston East Estate, Hackney

4 Priory Green Estate private gardens, Kings Cross

5 Crown Estate allotments and grounds, Somers Town/Regent's Park

Full details and online booking can be found on the conference website www.liconferences.org

or call 020 7299 4500.

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