From 7th to 18th March, the Landscape Institute East of England committee will be hosting an exhibition at Endeavour House in Ipswich (8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX).
Entitled ‘Re-thinking the Urban Landscape’, the event which will showcase over 40 transformative contemporary landscape projects. The exhibition highlights the importance of investing in green infrastructure if cities and urban centres are to become more liveable, healthy and safe places to live and work. It will also demonstrate how a landscape-led approach to development can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society.
Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute will be speaking at a reception event on Tuesday 15th March.
He commented: “Proper land use is now becoming a matter of urgency, with concerns such as the housing crisis, flooding, public health and even food shortages coming to the fore. This exhibition is about highlighting the urgent need for a landscape-led approach to our towns and cities.”
Landscape architects are able to find solutions from within the natural landscape, avoiding highly engineered responses and ultimately creating schemes that are more sustainable, better-designed and nicer to live in.”
Elizabeth Adams, who is a Senior Landscape Architect at Concertus, is also Vice Chair of the East of England branch of the Landscape Institute. She commented: “Landscape Architecture is all about creating great places to live and work. This exhibition will act as a showcase to show how our region has many schemes, such as Arcadia in Cambridge, the master plan for the North West Cambridge development, and Ipswich 21: Civic Drive/ Princes Street Enhancements, which highlight the contribution that Landscape Architecture can make to the quality of life in our cities.”
The exhibition has been sponsored by Concertus.
BUT WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN STYLE…???
Would you like to show a project at the LI “Re- thinking the Urban Landscape” evening Reception? We have additional hanging space for 5 A1 portrait boards strongly linked to the theme of Re-thinking the urban environment and showcasing projects in the Eastern region by local practises/organisations.
They can either be brought on the night of the Reception- Tuesday 15th March by 5.00pm or preferably sent by courier in advance on Friday March 4th . Details will be sent to successful applicants. All mount boards will be hung using Velcro fixings. Boards can be collected after the end of the exhibition on March 18th.
Deadline for requesting a board in Tuesday 1st of March by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ADMISSION to exhibition and reception evening!
Please RSVP by Tuesday 8th March to email@example.com