IFLA Europe/Landscape Institute Conference AND General Assembly, 6-9 September 2018


Join us on 6-7 September for two days of debate, discussion, bold thinking and creative ideas led by a world-class roster of UK and international speakers.

The greatest value of landscape is the way in which it connects people, place and nature. The LI, in partnership with IFLA Europe and the University of Greenwich Department of Landscape, is holding its 2018 conference on this crucial theme.

Day one of the conference – 6 September – is a day of high-level debate for leaders and practitioners in the fields of landscape architecture, digital, design, future trends and the topic of ‘valuing landscape’, looking at the impact on people, urban design and place making:

  • Valuing the intangible: Frameworks for measuring the cultural, economic and societal benefits of landscape
  • Wellbeing: How landscape infrastructure can reduce health inequality and improve lives
  • Urban value and competitiveness: Local-level transformation, sustainable management and integrated approaches that ensure strong outcomes
  • Innovation: Funding, partnerships and new ways of connecting stakeholders with landscape
  • Leadership: Who we need, what we should do differently, and how we evolve to meet future needs

Day two focuses on policy, planning and management, explored through a packed itinerary of workshops and experiential site visits. It is ideal for landscape managers, planners and public sector members, who will:

  • hear about the latest in UK and EU environmental policy
  • explore opportunities and implications for the profession following Brexit
  • examine how the combined skills of science and management can unlock the value of protected natural spaces
  • visit major regeneration sites in Greenwich and at Thamesmead, where host Peabody Trust is delivering a multi-billion pound, landscape-led development of 20,000 homes

Why you should attend

On 6 and 7 September, some of the world’s foremost thinkers and speakers in the fields of landscape architecture, management and policy, planning, urban design and place making will be under one roof. #VLConf18 is the major networking, learning and knowledge sharing landscape event of the year.

  • Identify how landscape interventions can deliver the greatest possible good for people, place and nature
  • Voice the demands we must make of governments and policymakers worldwide
  • Ask the questions – and deliver the answers – that put landscape at the forefront of positive global change
  • Inform emergent environmental and planning policy across the world

Meet the speakers

Highlights include:

  • Laura Gatti, co-designer of Milan’s Bosco Verticale
  • John Acres, President, RTPI
  • Sarah Weir OBE, CEO, Design Council
  • Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, RICS Brussels
  • Mark Kristmanson, CEO, National Capital Commission, Canada
  • Howard Davies, CEO, National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Professor Antje Stokman, HafenCity University, Hamburg
  • Dr Antonella Radicchi, Principal Scientist, Hush City Mobile Lab, Institute of City and Regional Planning, Berlin
  • Tony Williams, President, IFLA Europe
  • Miriam Weber, Senior Advisor, Health Urban Living and Resilience, Utrecht, Netherlands

Meet the speakers:  https://bit.ly/2uimHoX



6-7 September 2018 -Landscape Institute Conference ‘Valuing Landscape -Connecting People, Place and Nature”

8-9 September 2018 – IFLA Europe General Assembly

Presented by the Landscape Institute, IFLA Europe and the University of Greenwich
IFLA Europe /Landscape Institute Conference, 6-7 September 2018
Landscape’s greatest value is in how it connects people, the places we create, and the environment we inhabit. Measuring and demonstrating the benefits of landscape interventions will be of crucial importance in the years ahead.The LI, in partnership with the University of Greenwich Department of Landscape, is holding its 2018 conference in tandem with the IFLA Europe General Assembly. Join us on 6-7 September for two days of debate, discussion, bold thinking and creative ideas led by a world-class roster of international speakers.The two-day programme includes:
•day one: a day of high-level debate on the value of landscape for those leading the profession, with reference to future trends, urban design and digital
•day two: a day on landscape management, planning and policy, enhanced by inspiring local site visits, including Thamesmead (hosted by Peabody)
Early bird rate ends on 31 May 2018! Please register here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/valuing-landscape-conference-ifla-europe-general-assembly-2018-tickets-44586806338
The IFLA Europe General Assembly will follow the conference on 8-9 September.
Practical information:


6-9 September 2018, London, UK. 

Draft programme:

Thursday, 06 September 

IFLA Europe-Landscape Institute Conference – An inspiring day for professional leadership focused on value with high level speakers from across Europe including keynotes, panel discussions and Q&A time.

An evening activity will be included for further networking.

Friday, 07 September 

IFLA Europe-Landscape Institute Conference – Delegates already present can choose the following:

London landscape site visits of major significance. A full day, conference focusing on a variety of key technical aspects vital to landscape professionals ongoing development. An evening activity will be included for further networking.

Pecha Kucha and IFLA Europe Exhibition, Friday, 7 September 17.30-20.00

The IFLA EU Exhibition of the Landscape Architecture Projects in Europe: “Landscape Architecture as a common ground” will be on show at the Lecture Hall, Greenwich University. National Associations were invited to select three of their best representative projects which were  implemented in the past 5 years (projects designed as public spaces (or open for the public) and associated with water, vegetation as well as the broadly understood landscape projects i.e all and any urban and rural projects are eligible depending on the preference of the National Association). Please note that only those projects which were submitted on time and in the correct format may be exhibited.

Pecha Kucha provides time for delegates from various countries across Europe to feedback and tackle contemporary landscape issues and give presentations/opinions/experience related to Conference and General Assembly topic.

Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 September

IFLA Europe General Assembly will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 September.

Please note that the final programme for all events will be communicated to you separately.

2. CONFERENCE, General Assembly and Pecha Kucha Theme – ‘Valuing Landscape: benefits to people, place and nature.


General Assembly venue – The General Assembly will take place at the historic Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich.

Conference venue – University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Street Campus.

Pecha Kucha Venue – Lecture Hall, University of Greenwich

4. REGISTRATION for the LI Conference

In order to participate/register for the LI Conference, please go to this link: https://liconferenceandiflaassembly2018.eventbrite.co.uk

Programme of the Conference:

Day 1 – Conference

Day 2 – Conference and site visits

Detailed programme will be provided shortly

5. Accommodation

The accommodation is available at Daniel Defoe Hall, Park Row, London SE10 9LS, located next to the Greenwich rail and Docklands Light Railway station and is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Greenwich Campus. The rooms cost 65GBP per night

Travelling by air

The campuses are well located for international airports. In most cases head for Central London and take the Tube, DLR or National Rail from there. Use the campus ‘Getting to’ pages for travel information from Central London.

Greenwich Campus. The university’s largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century. The stations nearby are:

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Stanstead Airport

Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Station. Change to the London Underground and take the Central Line (red) one stop west to Bank Station. Change and take the Northern Line (black) one stop south to London Bridge. Take the Jubilee Line (grey) four stops east to North Greenwich tube.

Gatwick Airport

Take the Gatwick Express to London Bridge Station. Here you can change to the  London Underground and take the Jubilee Line (grey) four stops east to arrive at North Greenwich tube.

Heathrow Airport

Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Street Station. Change to the London Underground and take the Bakerloo Line (brown) three stops east to Baker Street Station. Here you can change for the Jubilee Line (grey) and go 10 stops east to North Greenwich tube.

Luton Airport

Take the Luton Express to King Cross Station. Here you can change for the London Underground. Take the Northern Line (black) south five stops to London Bridge Station. Here you can change for the Jubilee Line (grey) and take east four stops

Travelling by ferry

The following companies offer channel ferry services to Dover:

P&O Ferries

Direct Ferries

To get from Dover to Greenwich or Avery Hill Campus. First take a train to London Bridge, London Charing Cross or London Victoria station, then use local rail or bus services. If travelling to Medway there are trains direct to Chatham station from Dover, Folkestone or Ramsgate.

Travelling through the Channel Tunnel

Eurostar trains take passengers by high-speed rail through the tunnel direct to London St. Pancras station via Stratford station. Stratford Station has links via the DLR to Greenwich

IFLA Europe Executive Secretary:             Daniela Micanovic; Tel: +32 492 319 451; Email: secretariat@iflaeurope.eu

LI contact point:                                           Matt Taylor, +44 (0)7903025407  E-mail: Matt.Taylor@landscapeinstitute.org