Olympic landscapers head free lecture series

Sustainable landscapes will be put under the microscope during a new lecture series launching tomorrow (1 October 2008) at the University of Gloucestershire.

Peter Wilder is to speak on at University of Gloucester in October - photo: HW
Peter Wilder is to speak on at University of Gloucester in October - photo: HW

The Sustainable Landscape Series is sponsored by LDA Design, who will give the opening lecture on 1 October.

The free public lecture series aims to explore what is a sustainable landscape.
The speakers will discuss their approach to sustainability in landscape architecture and present a selection of their projects demonstrating the issues.

LDA Design is currently working with Hargreaves Associates to develop detailed plans for the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Allotments, meadows, wetlands and wooded valleys are among potential areas planned for the Olympic Park, along with river walks, natural amphitheatres and lawns. Also among the planned areas are new wildlife habitats and cycle and footpaths.

Future speakers in the lecture series include Macfarlane Wilder, David Jarvis Associates, Grant Associates, Arup Landscape and Kim Wilkie Associates.

The Sustainable Landscape Series is being held at the University of Gloucestershire’s Francis Close Hall and lectures begin at 6.45pm.
For more information contact Robin Snowdon rsnowdon@glos.ac.uk.

The lectures

1 October - LDA Design (Frazer Osment)
29 October - Macfarlane Wilder (Peter Wilder)
26 November - David Jarvis Associates (David Jarvis)
14 January 2009 - Grant Associates (speaker TBC)
11 February - ARUP Landscape (Neil Marlow/Tom Armour)
11 March - Kim Wilkie Associates (Kim Wilkie)

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