Landscape Institute will explore housing at first fringe event at Ecobuild show

Building housing without considering its landscape setting will not produce the sustainable communities of the future, the Landscape Institute (LI) will argue during a fringe event at Ecobuild on 2-4 March.

The Landscape Institute is finalising details of a position statement on housing it plans to launch at the Ecobuild show, being held on 2-4 March at Earl's Court in London.

LI director of policy and communications Paul Lincoln said: "Housing cannot be divorced from the landscape in which it is set if we are to meet the serious challenges ahead.

"The Landscape Institute argues that all aspects of landscape must be considered from the very beginning of any housing development if we are to deliver homes and communities in which people want to live."

The LI will advocate a landscape-led approach in its document in order to address:

  • Food and energy security
  • Water management and flood risk
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Safeguarding against biodiversity loss
  • Enhancing community cohesion


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