Picture by Vicky Matthers iconphotomedia  Alan Simson pictured in Leeds city centre for Leeds Met sustainability project..Tuesday 13th March 2012. Alan Simson, Reader in Urban Forestry and Landscape Architecture

Picture by Vicky Matthers iconphotomedia Alan Simson pictured in Leeds city centre for Leeds Met sustainability project..Tuesday 13th March 2012. Alan Simson, Reader in Urban Forestry and Landscape Architecture

Celebrating 50 years of Landscape Architecture education in Leeds

To mark the 50th anniversary of Landscape Architecture being taught at Leeds Beckett University, Well Met Conferencing have the honour of hosting the Landscape Institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and eminent Jellicoe Lecture on 19 October 2016.

The event, which will be held at Leeds Beckett University’s city centre Rose Bowl building, will include a public exhibition of current and past students’ work, both in education and practice. The exhibition will run throughout the week and is open to the public.

The event, which will see around 150 delegates, will begin with a panel discussion looking ahead to the next 50 years of landscape architecture education. This will be followed by the Landscape Institute’s AGM at 5.30pm and the annual Jellicoe Lecture at 7pm. Jellicoe 2016, From Capability Brown to The Incredible Edible Network, will look at the increasingly innovative approaches to engaging communities with landscape and green infrastructure.

Edwin Knighton, Principal Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Leeds Beckett University commented:harry-and-david-rich-landscape-architects-rich-landscapes-leeds-beckett-alumni

“We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of landscape architecture education at Leeds Beckett. It is a time to reflect on the achievements of the course and its graduates and point the way forward to the creative challenges that lie ahead: such as the value of green space in creating climate resilient cities. Our exhibition will showcase selected examples from mor
e than a thousand graduates who have made their mark on the landscape. A staggering breadth of work from around the world with a focus on the Yorkshire region provides a range of project examples of unparalleled interest and value.”

Clare Vidler, Conference Manager for Well Met Conferencing commented:

“Hosting events such as this highlight that we are more than just a conference venue; we are a University with a reputation for excellence in a range of subjects, including the field of landscape architecture. As an academic venue we have the unique position of being able to combine our state-of-the-art conference facilities with lecturers who are explandscape_architecture_designerts in their field, therefore adding another element to events which non-academic venues can’t match. Being part of a University means that we can straddle academic and corporate markets with confidence and we know that continued investment into our teams is key to the success of our collaborative work with both sectors.”

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