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The Architecture Centre
Narrow Quay

Thu 27 Jun 2019
15:30 - 18:00


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To celebrate the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, a series of three workshops have been developed for architects and other built environment professionals to advance future skills and knowledge of participatory design.

Do you have the skills for co-design?

The recent ‘State of Landscape’ report revealed that one of the top skills required from the landscape architecture profession is community and stakeholder engagement (50% of the profession requires this). This series of CPD events seeks to upskill landscape and urban design professionals in this critical skills gap.

In the second of a trio of workshops, the Landscape Institute South West invites you to explore participatory design at the street level with Fin McNab. Learn practical and technical community engagement skills for urban areas and explore techniques used in recent Totnes and University of Bristol (Temple Quarter Campus) projects. This will be followed by a workshop to co-develop community engagement approaches for a range of project contexts, concluding with an panel Q&A conversation with: Elaine Cresswell (reshaped), Ying Li (University of Gloucestershire) and Sarah Jones-Morris (Landscape Institute South West).

About the main speaker:

Fin McNab (Streets Reimagined, www.streets-reimagined.com) brings close to 20 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of urbanism, community engagement and regeneration spanning the public, private and third sector. A qualified and recognised practitioner of Urban Design, he has a wealth of technical knowledge and practical experience around the process of achieving more liveable environments. He founded his practice Streets Reimagined Ltd in 2015, with a focus on offering a creative and human-centred approach to the design of the urban realm. Current projects include the development of a community led master plan for the Southmead area of Bristol and a green infrastructure strategy for Totnes. Finlay is also a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University and a Built Environment Expert for The Design Council CABE.

Panel-discussion experts:

Dr Ying Li, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture & Design, University of Gloucester

Elaine Cresswell, Landscape Architect and Director of Liverpool based reshaped.


Event Format: 

  • From 3.30pm – Arrival, refreshments, opportunity for informal networking
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation by Fin McNab
  • Workshop activity – co-developing community engagement approaches for a range of contexts
  • Q&A panel discussion – with Fin McNab, Elaine Cresswell, Ying Li, Sarah-Jones-Morris and chaired by Amy Harrison(Architecture Centre).

This event forms part of the Architecture Centre’s Green Horizons programme, in partnership with the Landscape Institute, as part the national celebration of #LI90.

Other events in this series are:
25th July: Digital Technology for Participatory Place Design

*A concessionary rate of £25 per session is available to LI Members and students.

Gardens by the Bay | Andrew Grant

Our monthly talk, which also falls into the Green Horizons series of events, is being held immediately after this CPD workshop at the Arnolfini Gallery next door. The key note speaker is Andrew Grant, leading landscape architect of Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

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