This year’s LISW CPD Day considers how planting design is to evolve to remain an essential element of landscape architecture in a changing future. The character of planting design will vary according to function and location. However, an overlying decline of pollinators through inappropriate management and use of modern plant varieties, together with a changing climate, means we have a duty to learn and promote a more sustainable design and management style.
Speakers from academic research and a range of sectors, including highways, forestry, restoration and urban design will look at good practice illustrating that a shift from current wisdom not only benefit ecosystems but also creates beautiful places to satisfy client expectations.
Speakers confirmed so far:
· Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield – Landscapes and cities
· Dr Katherine Baldock, University of Bristol – Research on plant biodiversity and cities
· Dan Hutchinson, Stride Treglown – Case Study: Met Office Exeter on urban pollinators
· Michele Lavelle, 4DLD – Mass planting for movement of speed and scale
· Maggie Fennell, Boningales Nursery – A technical guide to plants
It is hoped that attendees will be attracted to the event from the public, private and voluntary sectors from a range of disciplines including ecology, planning, transport, urban design as well as landscape architecture.