Healthy Landscapes, 30/04/14

Simply asserting that 'green space is good for you' is not enough any more...

So instead this symposium will focus upon the latest research to uncover why and how it affects us, and whether different qualities of landscapes have measurably different impacts.  

Join us to explore contemporary thinking from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and the Landscape Institute, and explore case studies ranging from participatory dance projects working with isolated older people in public green spaces, to the psychological impact of gardening on mental health recovery, and how we design for health in a range of contexts.


Speakers include David Slater Entelechy Arts, Steve Cole from Neighbourhoods Green, Bill Butterworth from the Design CIC,  psychiatrist and psychotherapist Sue Stuart-Smith, Dr Mathew White and Dr Rebecca Lovell (European Centre for Environment and Human Health), Bob Willis (Medical Architecture), Paul Lincoln (Landscape Institute) and Annie Pollock (Landscape Architect). 

Tickets (including lunch): £60 Non-Friend, £50 Friend and LI Member, £40 Student. 10.30-17.00.  

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10.30 - 11.00 Welcome, coffees and introductions
Paul Lincoln (Landscape Institute)
11.00 - 12.15 Health and Landscape
The Research background with Dr Mathew White and Dr Rebecca Lovell
(European Centre for Environment and Human Health)
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch (Included in ticket price)
13.15 - 14.45 Green Connections
Sue Stuart-Smith
David Slater (Entelechy Arts)
14.30 - 15.00 Coffee
15.00 - 16.30 Designing for Health
Bill Butterworth (The Design CIC)
Steve Cole (Neighbourhoods Green)
Bob Wills (Medical Architecture)
Annie Pollock
16.30 - 17.00 Panel Discussion
17.00 - 18.00 Creating Healthy Places - Ideas Competition with the Landscape Institute


Following on from our Healthy Landscapes Symposium why not join us for a free evening and a glass of wine whilst we explore the cutting edge of innovation in Green Infrastructure.

With content and speakers generated by an open call ideas competition run in partnership with the Landscape Institute, this event will give the top 10 contemporary ideas for improving our urban environment a platform for expression and constructive critique.

The Creating Healthy Places Ideas Competition is looking for fresh ideas that are ‘built, unbuilt, even unbuildable – but demonstrating your most creative thinking on this important topic’ Green walls, cycle lanes and play streets were all new ideas once, says a spokesperson, adding ‘we want to know what a new generation of green visionaries will give to cities’. Speakers will have just 5 minutes, and 15 slides to explain their idea - so expect a fast-paced, free-flow of inspiration to fire up your imagination.

Free – no booking required. 17.00-18.00. 


This event forms part of our Green Infrastructure programme supported by the Landscape Institute, English Heritage, National Trust, Mayor of London, European Commission, Vauxhall BID, and CLS Holdings. 


Image credits from top: Design CIC Musical Play Space for Kids Company - with Camila Batmanghelidjh, Wandsworth Recovery Centre - photo David Butler ©Medical Architecture.  



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