Valuing Landscape Conference 2018: Connecting people, place and nature

The Landscape Institute is delighted to welcome members of the Institute of Place Management to its major international landscape and placemaking conference this September.

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

Join the LI in London this September for two days of debate, discussion, bold thinking and creative ideas led by a world-class roster of UK and international speakers. As a strategic partner of the Institute of Place Management, the LI is delighted to extend its member discount to IPM members wishing to attend.

When and where?

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018, at the University of Greenwich, London.

Special rates for partners

  • £300 (ex VAT) - two-day member pass
  • £230 (ex VAT) - day one (Thursday) member pass
  • £145 (ex VAT) - day two (Friday) member pass

To book your place now, simply visit the booking page and select your preferred member pass option from the tickets available.


Day one is a day of high-level debate for leaders and practitioners in our industry, looking at the impact on people, urban design and place management.

  • Future of landscape. Hear from Jan Christian, CEO of Vestre, about external influences that will affect the value society attributes to space - key trends and challenges, the changing role of ‘value’, and places inspired by human experience, social action and sharing economies.
  • Perspectives on value. A panel session including Sarah Weir OBE, CEO of the Design Council and Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability at RICS Brussels. Be inspired to tackle the challenges inherent in valuing the intangible, including cutting-edge frameworks from a range of sectors.
  • Natural capital accounting - in practice in Ottawa. A case study presented by Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission in Canada. Examples of how natural capital helps stocks and flows, and how risk assessment and accounting adds value to towns and cities.
  • Environmental value and quality of life. A panel session including Miriam Weber, a senior advisor on healthy urban living and resilience in Utrecht, Netherlands. Hear how environmental value improves quality of life and reduces health inequality, including real-life examples - and implementable actions.
  • Reflections: creating a new kind of value. A session about bold leadership and influencing in local-level transformation. Hear from panellists including Professor Antje Stokman from HafenCity University in Hamburg, and Dr Antonella Radicchi, Principal Scientist at the Hush City Mobile Lab at Berlin’s Institute of City and Regional Planning.
  • Professor Ares Kalandides, Senior Fellow and Director of IPM, will also sit on a panel dedicated to landscape and place management, and how these fields have addressed issues of the city’s value and competitiveness.

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 practitioners in the public sector.

  • Hear from John Lewis, Executive Director of Peabody, who are delivering a multi-billion pound, landscape-led development of 20,000 homes at Thamesmead.
  • Learn from Dr Deb Upadhyaya, Director of Specialist Planning at Homes for England, how they are using £4.1 billion in housing infrastructure funding to deliver real value for people, place and nature.
  • Meet Laura Gatti, co-designer of Milan’s famous Bosco Verticale, one of Europe’s biggest redevelopment projects.

See the full agenda and meet the speakers.