A total of eight landscape architecture firms were given the chance to present exemplary schemes during a session led by Groundwork's principal landscape architect Adam White.
The use of sustainable drainage systems, green roofs and shade planting featured in the project showcase, presented at the conference at Regent's College, London, on Friday (10 October 2008).
The schemes put under the microscope were:
TEP - Stamford Brook development in Greater Manchester
- Churchman Landscape Architects - Carlton Drive, in Putney
- Gillespies - Glasgow Harbour regeneration
- Barnes Walker - Peterborough South Bank
- Sprunt - Barnet estates regeneration
- Shape - Wyndham and Comber Estates in Southwark
- Zachariaslandschaftsarchitekten - Munich women's housing scheme
- Camlin Lonsdale - Regent's Park open air theatre
Barnes Walker landscape architect Chris Barnes has been working on the 200-home development at Peterborough's South Bank and said he hoped it would achieve zero carbon.
"There is food production, cycle networks, the whole place is green," said Chris Barnes.
"It is a lifestyle destination."
A planning application for Peterborough South Bank - also known as pPod - is expected to be submitted early next year.