City of London Walking Tour, evening event, Wednesday 5th September

City of London Walking Tour An early evening walk led by Public Realm Project Managers from the City of London Corporation around  its gardens. The walking tour will focus on the eastern cluster of gardens and open spaces including churchyards, exploring both old and new landscapes. Full details will be confirmed, but the tour will likely include the following; Aldgate Square Portsoken Street Gardens Seething Lane Gardens St Olave’s St Dunstan’s in the East We then plan to finish in a … Read full story

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Place-making & Public Realm Management, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Wednesday 22nd August

Place-making & Public Realm Management, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Wednesday 22nd August Join us at the WIFM Summer Social for this collaborative event between WIFM and the Landscape Institute to hear from those who are responsible for managing the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park open spaces, venues, community engagement programmes and development of the Park. You’ll be able to learn about how the Facilities Management and Landscape Architecture professions can work in partnership to ensure our public spaces and buildings are managed … Read full story

Gunnersbury Park HLF Parks for People Project, Evening Walk, Tuesday 7th August

  Gunnersbury Park HLF Parks for People Project Evening Walk (led by Jan Anderson, Ealing Council Landscape Team) Join us to explore the former gardens of Princess Amelia and the Rothschild family and learn about the recent HLF restoration works to the grade 2* registered parkland. We’ll look at some of the restored Georgian and Victorian parkland features including designed views, ponds, follies and gardens. These are complemented with a range of contemporary park features including bespoke children’s play equipment, … Read full story

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Inter-Professional Networking Event, Tuesday 14th August

Inter-Professional Networking Event We are pleased to announce that our annual networking event for new and “young” professionals will be running again this year and it’s even bigger than before!!! An evening of networking for professionals from the built and natural environment and an opportunity to take part in a one-to-one CV workshop. Venue: Patch St Paul’s, 58-60 Carter Lane, London  EC4V 5EA http://www.patch-bar.co.uk/st-pauls Connect with professionals from nine different institutions, including architects, engineers, ecologists, landscape architects, environmental and sustainability … Read full story

Clapham Old Town and Venn Street, Guided Walk, Friday 27th July

Clapham Old Town and Venn Street, Guided Walk   Ian Hingley from Urban Movement will lead a guided tour of Clapham’s Old Town   Like many places in London, Clapham’s Old Town had become progressively invaded by motor vehicles to the great detriment of the townscape and quality of life. The project, jointly funded by TfL and Lambeth Council, created an improved public realm which encourages walking and cycling and provides better access to public transport.   Date: Friday 27th … Read full story

Guided tour of University of Greenwich Roof Garden and Living Walls, Monday 21st May

  Guided tour of University of Greenwich Roof Garden and Living Walls Led by Dr Benz Kotzen, Monday 21 May, 2018, 3-5pm   Since the Landscape Department moved to central Greenwich in 2013, the staff led by Dr Benz Kotzen have been developing the roof gardens as a teaching and research resource under the umbrella of the Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre, see https://greenroofslivingwalls.org/ The tour will last two hours and view the university’s living walls and roof gardens. … Read full story

Hal Moggridge: Slow growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture, 21st February 2018

Hal Moggridge Slow Growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture The London Branch is delighted to welcome Hal Moggridge, OBE VMH PPLI FIHORT RIBA AADIP to talk about the ideas explored in his book ‘Slow Growth, On the Art of Landscape Architecture’. Hal has had an extensive career from working in the office of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe to playing a key role in restoring the Capability Brown masterpiece at Blenheim. He co-founded Colvin and Moggridge which is the oldest surviving … Read full story

Townscape Character Assessment: Understanding Place, Informing Change, Monday 15th January

The London Branch is pleased to invite you to and evening of Townscape Character Assessment with expert speakers and practitioners. Christine Tudor of Natural England will give an introduction to Townscape Character Assessment, followed by case study presentations from urban practitioners Rebecca Knight, Director of Landscape Planning, LUC and Jane Manning, Associate Director Allies and Morrison. These will be followed by a Townscape Character Assessment Workshop by Jon Rooney, AECOM and Ian Houlston, LDA Design. Both are members of the … Read full story

Soil – Designing with waste Material: making it work aesthetically as well as for wildlife, Thursday 9th November

    A new approach ​to ​brownfield sites that considers the potential of what lies beneath the surface.   John Little from Grass Roof Company and Green Roof Shelters, will share his vision and design approach to deal with ​brownfield soils in a creative and sustainable way.   “Unfortunately to government brownfield means ‘build on’ – Its the places we feel relaxed about destroying, yet they are potentially the most exciting habitats for wildlife we have. Natural England recently described … Read full story

Drawing Evening with Trevor Flynn, Thursday 12th October 6-9pm

Drawing Evening with Trevor Flynn – curator of Drawing at Work and Sketch Mob Image: Mareike Langkitsch Thursday 12th October 6-9pm @ Marshalls Design Space   Following the success of our drawing summer series in 2016, we are excited to organise a follow up drawing evening with Trevor Flynn at the Marshalls Design Space. This session is a fun evening of learning drawing principles and applying them to draw perspective, changes to scale and an opportunity to experiment with layered … Read full story