Landscape Institute annual conference focuses on the value of beauty

The Landscape Institute’s annual conference on 3 and 4 March 2016 will focus on ‘beauty, function and sustainability in the age of austerity’.

The conference in partnership with the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, will consider the challenge of how we value beauty and whether we can afford it in an age of austerity.

Continuing professional development sessions at the conference will range from designing natural play spaces for children; the visual impact of fracking and a session on why benches are often controversial elements in urban landscapes, whether peaceful places to watch the world go by or magnets for anti-social behaviour.

The event will feature an impressive line-up of over 40 speakers giving keynotes, participating in debates, conducting site visits and hosting breakout CPD sessions.

The conference is taking place at the Octagon Centre at University of Sheffield.

For more information visit the LI’s website: http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/events/