Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons winning entry for the Vauxhall ‘Missing Link’ competition
Public Space, Private Money; New Opportunities for Urban Green Spaces, 28/04/14
At a time when funding for traditional public green space is under threat, can commercial public realm developments lead the way with new investment and innovation?
Through case studies including the Bankside Urban Forest and Borough Market, and the Vauxhall BID’s ‘Missing Link’ master plan we will uncover why developers are increasingly keen to invest in green ‘public space’, what the benefits are for them, and what the impact of this investment can be on local communities. To give us a 360 degree perspective, designers Tom Stuart-Smith and Andy Sturgeon will share their experiences (good and bad!) of working with developers on projects including Andy’s recently unveiled Battersea Power Station commission for a roof garden.
With speakers Noel Farrer (Landscape Institute), Valerie Beirne (Better Bankside), Donald Hyslop (Borough Market), Chris Law (Vauxhall BID), Neil Davidson (J & L Gibbons), Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture), Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon, Stephen Nice (Burns + Nice), Richard Reynold (Guerrilla Gardening) and Ken Trew (Argent).
Tickets £50 Garden Museum Friends, LI Members, Students, £60 Non-Friends.
10.30-10.50 Welcome, coffees and introductions - Noel Farrer
10.50-11.15 Donald Hyslop (Better Bankside)
11.15-11.25 Chris Law (Vauxhall BID)
11.25-11.40 Neil Davidson (J & L Gibbons)
12.00-12.10 Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture)
12.10-12.30 Q+A panel with Valerie Beirne
12.30-13.20 Lunch (Included in ticket price )
13.20-13.40 Ken Trew – Argent
13.40-14.00 Richard Reynolds and Paul McGann
14.00-14.15 Dominic Leary
14.30-14.50 Tom Stuart-Smith
15.50-16.20 Andy Sturgeon
16.20-16.40 Stephen Nice
16.40-17.00 Q+A Chaired by Mark Davy (Futurecity)
This event forms part of our Green Infrastructure programme supported by the Landscape Institute, English Heritage, National Trust, Mayor of London, European Commission, Vauxhill BID, and CLS Holdings.
Image credits from top left: Andy Sturgeon, Richard Reynolds Meadow, LDA Design, Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons winning entry for the Vauxhall ‘Missing Link’ competition
Please note the programme may be subject to last minute alterations.