Landscape 50 brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to set out a bold future vision for Landscape Architecture. This landmark event presents a unique opportunity to hear from global leaders at the very forefront of the discipline, in a stimulating and dynamic environment.
Landscape 50 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield, the first independent school of Landscape Architecture to be established in the UK, and now one of the leading global research and teaching units.
Join us at Landscape 50 and be part of a gathering that will help set the agenda for Landscape Architecture for the next 50 years.
Start Time: 9.30am
Drinks Reception: 5.15pm
Learn more about the international leaders speaking at Landscape 50
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Dr. Majora Carter addresses public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation’s pioneers in successful green-collar job training and placement systems. She founded and led Sustainable South Bronx, an environmental justice solutions corporation, from 2001 to 2008. Sustainable South Bronx was created from the belief that you shouldn’t have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one. This idea has proven to have environmental and economic implications that span the globe.
Stig L. Andersson founded SLA Architects in 1994. Having studied nuclear physics, Japanese culture and chemistry before becoming an architect. Renowned for his sensuous and poetic work, Andersson combines unique amenity values based on the aesthetics of nature with cutting-edge urban design. He is a professor in aesthetic design at the University of Copenhagen and is a much sought-after lecturer and teacher at universities and architecture schools in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Julian Agyeman is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, MA. He is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability. His books include Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice (NYU Press 2005), and Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities (MIT Press 2015). His latest book is Food Trucks, Cultural Identity and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love (MIT Press 2017).
Joan Iverson Nassauer is Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. She develops ecological design proposals and investigates how human experience is affected by and can sustain socially and environmentally beneficial landscape patterns. The author of more than 80 refereed papers and books, her current design research addresses green infrastructure in disinvested cities and ecosystem services from metropolitan landscapes.
Thomas Rainer is an American landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Washington, D.C. Thomas is a leading voice in ecological landscape design and has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and The New York Botanical Garden, as well as over 100 gardens from Maine to Florida. He is a celebrated public speaker who has garnered acclaim for his passionate presentations to audiences across the U.S. and in Europe.
Mohan S Rao, an Environmental Design & Landscape Architecture professional, is the principal designer of the leading multi-disciplinary consultancy practice, Integrated Design (INDÉ), based in Bangalore. His core expertise is in the field of environmental design, regional planning and landscape architecture with a strong focus on sustainable practices in city & regional planning, disaster management, heritage conservation and master planning.
David Sim is Creative Director at Gehl. For more than ten years David has been focusing on Masterplanning Frameworks and urban design, collaborating with other professionals in the planning and building process, applying Jan Gehl’s theories to large-scale projects. David is also renowned as an inspiring educator and lecturer, and has taught at architecture and design schools all over the world.
Richard Weller is the Chair of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture and co-director of the Ian L. McHarg Centre at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Creative Director of the interdisciplinary design journal LA+, and sits on the board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. His research concerns scenario planning for cities, megaregions and nations with an emphasis on the conflict between biodiversity and urban growth. In 2017 he was identified by Design Intelligence as one of North America’s most admired teachers.