Farrer spoke on the importance of green infrastructure in planning and design, not only in parks but as a crucial component of every part of a city.
Yesterday was the first time the Landscape Institute had provided oral information to a select committee - which Farrer said pointed to emerging importance of green infrastructure in the public consciousness.
Farrer's appearance followed written evidence submitted by the Landscape Institute, calling for a landscape-led approach to housing development and the introduction of National Character Areas to guide local planning policy.
TCPA head of policy Hugh Ellis also gave evidence, along with Paul Miner from the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Iain Taylor from the Land Trust.
More in the November 13 edition of Horticulture Week.