On 26th June 2017 Kate Digney wrote:

Landscape as Infrastructure

The great and good of the landscape profession attended the Landscape Institute Conference in Manchester last Thursday, teasing out the many threads of the topic ‘Landscape as Infrastructure’. The breadth of our profession was reflected in a hugely varied programme: people-led approaches to flood alleviation along the Humber Estuary, automated vehicles impacting future public realm design, collaborative practice between engineering and landscape, and an amazing piece of land art reinventing perceptions of a former Chinese Jade quarry. The seminars and plenary sessions drew back to the central theme focusing on topics of resilience, repair, wellbeing and how we can all draw upon natural processes to design a more sustainable future.