Meeting to shape our built environment
Design South East Event, Canterbury, Kent on Friday 19th June 2015.

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Drivers of Distinctiveness: Landscape-led Urbanism Conference

The Church, Historic Dockyard, Chatham, ME4 4TZ

To accommodate the rapid demands on growth of Kent’s settlements, land for building is often being considered within the green belt and on the peri-urban peripheries of settlements. The recent focus on the garden city and the garden suburb as concepts to guide development, means that understanding the landscape and the land would help enhance place identities for these urban extensions. However, does a landscape-approach contradict the need to build more densely? This conference invites speakers to debate and showcase the benefits of taking a landscape-led approach to new development.

You will

  • gain an understanding of the principles of landscape-led urbanism
  • learn from successful examples of landscape-led urbanism
  • appreciate how a landscape-led design approach can enhance identity
  • examine whether there is a conflict between building densely

Confirmed speakers include …

Noel Farrer – President of Landscape Institute and Founder, Farrer Huxley Associates

Kathryn Moore – Professor at Birmingham city University and President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Katie Miller – Planning Manager, Kent Downs, AONB


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