What can the UK Landscape community learn from the vast regeneration projects in China and elsewhere?
How can we embed European Landscape Convention principles in day to day practice?
And back in the UK, what does a new coalition government mean for landscape and planning?
These are just some of the questions, the first UK/ELC Landscape Conference, to be held in Liverpool on 8, 9 and 10 November 2010, will set out to answer.
The conference will launch with the presentation of the 6 shortlisted entries for the UK Landscape Awards and the announcement of the winner. Merrick Denton Brown OBE, CMLI will give the opening address, arguing that now is the time for landscape practitioners to bring together all the enthusiasm, energy and knowledge about sustainable living to address some of the pressing problems we face.... population growth, energy sources, and climate change.
A central objective of the conference is to increase awareness of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) and over the three days there will be an opportunity to exchange experience and hear about real projects which embody ELC principles: to protect, manage and enhance landscapes everywhere: in town, country or coast and help instill a connection between people and place.