Sheffield

Another weekend away, this time to speak at the Landscape Institute Student Conference in Sheffield. My topic was working with heritage landscapes and it seemed well received —plenty of tricky questions which is always a good sign.

It was cheering that several students commented on the excellent organisation of the conference. Steve Cole of the Institute should get his due praise but it is the students who actually organise the event and they did this very well. I remember meeting people on the last night of an IFLA conference that had spent every evening in their room as they felt too shy to join in. I couldn’t see this happening with these students in charge.

The other cheering thing was the transformation of Sheffield. It is years since I visited the city and it has improved beyond all recognition.Wholesale NFL Jerseys https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/prix-viagra/ No doubt it will be even further boosted when people see the planting at the Olympics. Nigel Dunnet’s talk to the students was entitled ‘From the Streets of Sheffield to the Olympic Park’. The prairie planting he and James Hitchmough have pioneered in Sheffield’s parks, highway verges and vacant plots is used extensively in the Olympic Park and from Nigel’s pictures it will be a major talking point. Anything that raises the profile of landscape design is fine by me.

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