Town Centre Living: A Caring Place18/09/19

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 18/09/19
Time: 6-8pm
Speaker: Diarmaid Lawlor, Architecture & Design Scotland; Rose Gilroy, Newcastle University
Venue: The Gallery, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
Cost: Free
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Planning

Town Centre Living: A Caring Place

Landscape Institute North East (LINE) & Urban Design Group (UDG)

Wednesday 18 September, 6-8pm @ The Gallery, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU

This talk, jointly hosted by the Landscape Institute North East and the Urban Design Group, will be given by Diarmaid Lawlor, Director of Place at Architecture & Design Scotland and Rose Gilroy, Professor of Ageing, Planning and Policy in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University.

Diarmaid will be discussing A&DS’ recently publishsed report “Town Centre Living: A Caring Place”. Our demographic future is one in which people are living longer and although this is undoubtedly positive, it also challenges us to think about how we ensure that we live not only longer but that we live well. The report puts forward 10 Principles of a Caring Place which place user needs at the heart of decision-making, service provision and investment in our places.

Following Diarmaid’s talk we will also hear from Professor Gilroy who will talk about her research which challenges the dominance of chronology and promotes building houses for all ages.

The event is free to enter, but registration is required via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/town-centre-living-a-caring-place-tickets-70887363011

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Paving20/03/19

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 20/03/19
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Speaker: Tony McCormack
Venue: Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10.00
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Design

We welcome Mr Tony McCormack to the Landscape Institute North East for one day only, talking about all things paving related. Tony is the person behind the website pavingexpert.com. This site grew from a single page, established back in 1997, that attempted to explain the correct construction of a block paved patio for a friend who was having trouble with their contractor. Since then it has been through at least 4 major revisions and now totals over 400 pages information covering all the major paving types used in Britain and Ireland, and receives over 125,000 unique visitors each month during the season.

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Colour in Architecture – Association and Experience07/11/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 07/11/18
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Fiona McLachlan, Professor of Architectural Practice - University of Edinburgh
Venue: King Edward VII Building Lecture Theatre 2.01 - Newcastle University
Cost: Free
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Design

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Doddington North Afforestation Project03/07/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 03/07/18
Time: 18.00 - 19.30
Speaker: Andy Howard
Venue: Wardell Armstrong, City Quadrant, 11 Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DP
Cost: Free
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Design

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Bespoke Concrete Factory Tour14/06/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 14/06/18
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Speaker: Tour
Venue: Bespoke Concrete, Tynedale Works, Princess Way, Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6PL
Cost: Free
Type: Study Tour
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Northumberland
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

“Concrete is an artificial conglomerate or pudding stone, in which the pebbles which make up the greater part of the bulk are cemented together by lime mortar.” E. Dobson, A Rudimentary Treatise on Foundations and Concrete Works c.1850

This historical description does not do justice to the versatility of one of the most widely used construction materials, which provides countless opportunities for landscape design. Ubiquitous in paving, this tour is an ideal chance to learn more about its use in other built elements.

Bespoke Concrete’s products  are installed at The Core building at Science Central in Newcastle as well as numerous other schemes in regional and nationally.  The factory tour will show us around each area of production, with operatives in attendance to demonstrate the skills sets used to acquire the various mix designs and surface finishes.  We will look at the various types of mould used and what type of finished can be achieved.

Tea and biscuits will be included and it is quite possible we will decamp to a local pub afterwards.

Landscape Institute North East Annual Lecture 2018 – 23 May23/05/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 23/05/18
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Katrin Bohn
Venue: The Mining Institute
Cost: Free
Type: Lecture
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL): Scattering the rural into the urban

Description:

It is a great challenge for city regions that urban territories all over the world “scatter” urban (building) activities into the rural, thereby often absorbing fertile agricultural land. Land that was previously used for food growing, among other things. At the same time, the resulting “scattered metropolis” – or urban sprawl – provides much desired opportunities for residents and businesses. There are so many of them today, they are so keenly developed, yet can be so unpleasant and unsustainable, that our aim must be to rethink the current separatist notions of city and countryside, of urban and rural design. This is especially true in relation to food – one of the most fundamental needs of our cities, as well as one of the most fundamental products of our countryside. Paradoxically, most initiatives that challenge the loss of city-near agriculture and question contemporary food provision started in the urban. The CPUL design research is an example of this: it studies urban agriculture, the scattering of the rural into the urban. The lecture will examine issues and interdependencies when it comes to feeding our cities and the role urban and landscape design can play in their future. It will draw on examples from Bohn&Viljoen’s design research practice.

Bio-data:

Katrin Bohn is an architect and urban practitioner and a senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Brighton. Between 2010 and 2014, she held a guest professorship at the Technical University in Berlin where she headed the Department City & Nutrition. Together with André Viljoen, she runs Bohn&Viljoen Architects, an architectural practice and environmental consultancy based in London. Katrin has taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL [Continuous Productive Urban Landscape] which she and Viljoen contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004. Their projects on productive urban landscapes include consultancy, feasibility studies and design proposals as well as food-growing installations and participatory events for clients in the UK, Germany and other European countries. In 2015, Katrin won the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-located Research.

Our Lecture is kindly being sponsored by Charcon Hard Landscaping.

 

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Technology: Friend or Foe?18/01/18

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 18/01/18
Time: 6PM - 8PM
Speaker: Peter Wilder
Venue: Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH
Cost: Free to Members and Non-members (related professions)
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Design

In the new Information Age, data is ammunition and a new war is being  fought across the internet. Data acquisition, smart technology, building information modelling, cloud processing and artificial intelligence are all changing the way in which we work and compete for business.

In 2015, Wilder Associates began incorporating drone surveys into their workflow. It has rapidly grown into a whole new sector of work and revealed new directions that our industry may take in this technological revolution. ­­­

Peter is back in the North-East, 5 years after he last gave a talk to LINE. He will be giving a talk on technology – including his pioneering use of drone technology in survey and design work – and its continuing and growing impact on all aspects of the profession

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Newcastle University – Urban Sciences Building – Lunchtime Study Tour19/10/17

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 19/10/17
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Speaker: Drs Ross Sterling and Jennine Jonczyk
Venue: The Event Space, Urban Sciences Building, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Talk and Tour
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Design

Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building

Lunchtime Talk and Tour

Thursday 19th October 2017

12.30pm – 1.30pm

The Urban Sciences building – opening in Autumn 2017 – is a £58 million commitment by Newcastle University to lead international research into digitally enabled urban sustainability.  Situated on the Science Central site, the building and its surrounding city area will become a living laboratory underpinning research to make urban centres more sustainable for future generations.

This lunchtime study tour will provide an opportunity for members of the Landscape Institute North East and Royal Town Planning Institute North East Young Planners to find out about the new, full-scale Green Infrastructure and Urban Water Laboratory before touring the facility guided by Drs Ross Stirling and Jennine Jonczyk from the University’s School of Engineering.

The event will start with a talk in The Event Space inside the Urban Sciences Building at Science Central at 12.30pm, to be followed by the tour itself.

The event is free to attend, but bookings should be made through the RTPI website.

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Land of Oak and Iron Landscape Partnership Scheme18/07/17

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 18/07/17
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Karen Daglish
Venue: Wardell Armstrong, City Quadrant, 11 Waterloo Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Land of Oak and Iron: a Landscape Partnership Scheme

by Karen Daglish

Tuesday 18 July, 6-8 pm

Wardell Armstrong, City Quadrant, 11 Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DP

 

Set within the countryside of North East England, the Land of Oak & Iron stretches from the fringes of the North Pennines following the course of the River Derwent to the River Tyne.

The Landscape Partnership aims is to work with local communities and partners to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural, industrial and cultural heritage of this unique area.

Find out more about the about the opportunities and challenges associated with working in a landscape partnership, and how developing a brand for the Land of Oak & Iron is playing a key role in engaging the local community and businesses in a talk given by Karen Daglish, Partnership Manager of scheme.

The event is free to members and other interested colleagues but booking is necessary.  Please click here to book a place on Eventbrite.

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Thailand, Highland & Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films21/06/17

Organisation: Landscape-Inst
Date: 21/06/17
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Speaker: Tim Waterman
Venue: Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Talk
Contact: mail.northeast@landscapeinstitute.org
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Landscape Institute North East Annual Public Lecture

Thailand, Highland & Secret Island: Landscape and Power in Bond Films
by Tim Waterman

Wednesday 21 June 2017, 6-8 pmMining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

We are honoured to be welcoming Tim Waterman to the North East to give our annual public lecture. An engaging and thought-provoking speaker, Tim’s topic is somewhat different to our more typical events which tend to focus on technical and professional skills.

Our venue is the Lecture Theatre at the Mining Institute which, if you have never seen it before, is well worth a visit in its own right.

Tim teaches at the University of Greenwich and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. For six years he was honorary editor of “Landscape”, the journal of the Landscape Institute, to which he continues to contribute.

The event is free to both members and the general public but booking is necessary.

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