https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-24237969-2586412031-1-originalJellicoe 2016: From Capability Brown to the Incredible Edible Network – new ways of engaging communities with landscape is the title of a lecture which honours Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 – 1996) who was an architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer, lecturer and author.  In 1929 he was a founding member of the Landscape Institute and from 1939 to 1949 he was its President.

Jellicoe 2016 looks at the increasingly innovative approaches to engaging communities with landscape and green infrastructure.  The Chatsworth House project is working with deprived communities and refugees to encourage them to explore the landscapes of Capability Brown and is part of the LI-supported Capability Brown Festival.  Professor Alan Simson from Leeds Beckett University presents new work on urban forests and green infrastructure and Pam Warhurst, founder of the Incredible Edible Network presents their latest plans to promote urban agriculture.

2016 not only marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Geoffrey Jellicoe and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, but it is also the 50th year of landscape architecture education in Leeds.  The event is on Wednesday 19 October, 7pm followed by drinks reception and takes place at the Sagar Wright Lecture Theatre, Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HJ

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