Call for papers – LI conference 2017

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

The LI has issued a call for papers for its 2017 annual conference.

“Landscape is a regulator of endless processes, producer and consumer of raw materials, highly multifunctional and synergistic.”

Pollalis, S. N., 2016. Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach. London: Routledge.

“Landscape is the primary infrastructure.”

Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, 2014

Landscape practitioners are significantly involved in major infrastructure projects, increasingly playing a leading role. The way in which landscape works as an infrastructure in its own right, as well as the need to rethink conventional infrastructures as landscapes will be at the heart of the LI’s annual conference, due to take place on 22 and 23 June 2017 in Manchester in partnership with the LI North West Branch, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester.

Day one of the conference will include plenary sessions of around 20-40 minutes each. On the second day we will explore a number of CPD-approved seminars and discussions under the banner of the conference. Day two will also include guided site visits in and around the city centres of Manchester and Salford.

LI members and colleagues, including postgraduate students and those from disciplines such as engineering, geography, ecology and architecture, are invited to submit papers as well as ideas for presentation at the conference. Ideas could be for either a plenary session or one of the smaller events. In order to structure the conference possible areas of enquiry may include community, culture, movement, resilience, public health and growth.

Proposals should include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Job title and organisation (if relevant)
  3. Brief biography (no more than 100 words)
  4. Please indicate if you are a Landscape Institute member
  5. Title of session
  6. Subject area
  7. Summary of content of up to 300 words
  8. An indication of the type session that is of interest to yourself (plenary, seminar or guided walk)

The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017. The LI’s conference group, which comprises LI members, will assess the proposals, and will aim to respond by the end of February.

More information can be found here.