Conference to debate changing role of landscape

Humanity's declining relationship with nature as the world becomes more urban will be the central theme of this September's European Landscape Conference in Cirencester.

Humans in cities risk losing touch with nature. Image: Pixabay
Humans in cities risk losing touch with nature. Image: Pixabay

Lobbying and the need for legislation that covers nature and landscape will be covered in the conference, with speakers to include the University of Sheffield's Professor James Hitchmough, outgoing Landscape Institute president Noel Farrer, and Dr Phil Askew, project lead for London's Olympic Park.

Andrew Wilson, principal of the London College of Garden Design, said he was "excited at this opportunity to create a unique learning experience, and debate vital issues of human interaction with nature in an urbanised world".

The conference will be held from 3-4 September, combined with an exhibition, and garden tours on 2 and 5 September. It will be held at the Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester and will be open to the public, industry, professions and academics. Bookings can be made at

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