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LI Annual Conference & IFLA Europe General Assembly 2018

Landscape Institute

Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 09:00 - Friday, 7 September 2018 at 19:00 (BST)

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Landscape Institute Annual Conference 2018

Valuing Landscape – connecting people, place and nature

London, United Kingdom

Thursday 6 – Friday 7 September 2018

Landscape's greatest value is in its ability to connect people, the places we create and the environment we occupy. That's why this year’s conference programme examines the way in which the landscape profession is the one 'connecting people, place and nature'. A group of inspiring speakers is being invited to share their boldest thinking and most creative ideas.

The two-day programme is split between a day focusing on high-level debate examining the challenges for those leading our profession; followed by a day on landscape management, technical information bound together by a series of inspiring site visits.


Thursday 06 September 

09.00 Chair’s remarks

·        Opening remarks to the conference


09.10 Welcome

·        Welcome to the conference


Adam White, President, Landscape Institute

Tony Williams, President, IFLA Europe

TBC, Greenwich University


Investment, value and external influences


09.20 Keynote session

Investment, value and competition

Sadiq Khan, Mayor for London (invited)


Session 1

09.40 Opening session

Future of landscape and place: What external trends will have an impact on the value society attributes to landscape?

The opening session will look at our fast-changing world and the impact of current trends. With society’s needs, values and habits shifting, it is vital that landscape responds. In this session you will hear:

·        Key future trends and challenges that have an impact on landscape

·        The changing role of ‘value’

·        Places inspired by human experience, social action and sharing economies


10.05 Panel session

Understanding the needs of future generations

This panel session opens debate about meeting the needs of the generations to come. In this session, you will hear:

·        What will be the requirements for future generations?

·        Where can value be found? Understanding the connection of the environment, productivity and housing need in placemaking for the future

·        The social, work, education and technology changes that will have an impact on our lives

·        Engagement: Is it important and how can it be effective?

Dan Cook, CEO, Landscape Institute

Sophie Howe, Futures Generations Commissioner, Wales (invited)


10.45 Networking refreshments


Session 2

11.10 Best-practice case study

Value of places: connecting people, places and nature as a contribution creating value for a city brand

This session provides examples of landscape investment that has addressed the issues of the city’s value and competitiveness. In this session you will hear how:

·        Long term sustainability of placemaking

·        Increasing the diversity of people using a space

·        Creating a place ‘brand’ value – perceptions and changes that worked

·        Assessment of how things have developed over time


11.30 Panel session

Unlocking the tangible and intangible value of landscape. What should be measured in our sector?

This session is designed to offer inspiration from other sectors on how they tackled the challenge of valuing and accounting for intangible assets and benefits. Speakers will share how the demands of accounting methods. In this session you will hear

·        How government account for public expenditure

·        New frameworks and methods of evaluation in areas previously outside of accounting methods

·        Understanding cultural, social value and economic value


12.20 Panel session

How natural capital accounting will be vital for future urban growth and value in our cities and towns.

·        Natural capital accounting – how do we make it work for the profession?

·        Is it helping stocks and flows? Examples of use.

·        Adding value to cities and towns through risk assessment and accounting

·        Case studies of what has and has not worked


13.10 Networking lunch


Employing bold, influential and inspirational leadership


Session 3

14.10 Afternoon keynote session

Value for people: environmental value and impact on improving community’s living standards

The afternoon keynote session examines how landscape can make a significant impact on people’s communities, health, connection and well-being. You will hear:

·        Improving standards of living through environmental value

·        Health, well-being and nature: examples of success

·        What is the landscape value for an ageing population and its health?

·        Green space and how that helps recovery

·        Policy demands


14.30 Panel session

How landscape could lead, influence and inspire for local level transformation

This panel session discusses how we as leaders and influential practitioners can work in new ways to improve social conditions, policy and cross-disciplinary working. In this session, you will hear:

·        New ways in connecting stakeholders to landscape

·        Leadership and landscape: improving social conditions

·        Innovation and funding

·        Integrating policy that supports local level transformation

·        Charities and the land trust as a potential solution

·        Cross-disciplinary linking up


15.20 Networking refreshment


Session 4

15.40 Closing keynote session

Micro-regeneration projects and measuring success of impacts

·        Ensuring a regeneration project’s real purpos

·        Understanding what the stakeholder values are now and will be in the future

·        How can we measure impact and success for stakeholders?

·        Enterprise and local development impacts through landscape


16.00 Panel session

Creating new value: An opportunity for bold leadership and inspiration

The profession has opportunities to provide solutions for the future challenges. In this closing panel the following will be discussed:

·        What is the added value in leadership?

·        Skills base and talent attraction: what and who is needed?

·        Evolving the profession to meet the future

·        What do we need to do differently?

·        Ideas to inspire new landscape thinking


16.50 Closing remarks

Adam White, President, Landscape Institute and Director, Davies White


17.00 Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

An evening networking event to be confirmed


Friday 07 September

Programme full outline for the second day of the conference will be published in May

Delegates can choose the following:

·        London landscape site visits of major significance

·        A full day conference focussing on a variety of key technical aspects vital to landscape professionals' ongoing development

An evening activity will be included for further networking


IFLA Europe General Assembly

08 - 09 September 2018 (Representatives only) Pecha Kucha provides time for delegates from various countries across Europe to feedback and tackle contemporary landscape issues. The IFLA Europe General Assembly will also pick up on the theme of the conference: Valuing Landscape - Connecting people, places and nature.


Registration for the LI Conference

Book your place now to attend the conference on 6th and 7th September. You can either book a two day pass or, if you prefer, a one-day pass for the day which most interests you. We offer a special discounted rate to IFLA Europe representatives and Association Presidents who purchase tickets before 30 May 2018. (After this date they will receive the standard LI member rate.)

Your association members are also eligible to book the member early bird and standard rate.


Registration & accommodation for the IFLA Europe General Assembly (Representatives only)

IFLA Representatives can confirm their registration on this site and also book their accommodation (single room only) for the nights required with their special issued code.


Venues at the University of Greenwich


The LI Conference will take place at the University of Greenwich's Stockwell Street Campus, a modern venue that houses the Department for Architecture and Landscape. Delegates will be able to tour the building, including the Department's fantastic green roofs. 

IFLA Europe General Assembly

The IFLA Europe General Assembly will take place at the historic Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich.


Accommodation for the conference

The Landscape Institute is holding accommodation at the Daniel Defoe Halls of Residence for the LI Conference and Assembly. These are single-occupancy, en-suite rooms that are rented out during the holidays by the University of Greenwich. Conference attendees must book direct through for Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings. When you book through please mention in the notes that you are with the LI Conference for the special rate of £65.00

If, however, you would like to book alternative accommodation in a hotel, please email and we will provide you with a list of nearby hotels. No special arrangements for this option.


Transport Links

Greenwich is just 20 minutes from Central London in Zone 2 of London’s travel network. It’s easy to get to the venues using Docklands Light Railway (DLR) which goes to Greenwich and Cutty Sark.

Please note that Joining Instructions will contain more detail.



If you have any queries, or need help, please contact the Landscape Institute on the following email



The LI has a range of sponsorship packages available for the LI Conference 2018. For more information on these, contact Rachel Smith on


Name change & Refund Policy

If you have a situation where changes are required, please feel free to email any time up until one week before the event (31 August 2018). Unfortunately, registrations are non-refundable after 30 days (06 August 2018). If you have any concerns please email:


Landscape Institute Contact Details

Landscape Institute, 107 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ

0207 685 2640

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University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Library
10 Stockwell Street
SE10 9BD London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 09:00 - Friday, 7 September 2018 at 19:00 (BST)

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Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity working to promote the art and science of landscape practice. 

The LI’s aim, through the work of its members, is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit.

The Landscape Institute provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers.

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