What exactly are historic landscapes? How do we recognise their significance and how should they be protected? Too often, consideration of the heritage value of parks, gardens and landscapes comes second to the appreciation of buildings and structures. In this, the tenth of our London Conferences we aim to redress the balance. We will examine the range of historically important landscapes from urban parks to open countryside. We will consider how they should be protected and strategies for their conservation.

The conference will cover a wide range of issues, including town gardens, designed parkland, cemeteries and ‘unplanned’ landscapes. It will also deal with methods of assessing the impact on protected landscapes of development such as wind and solar farms and major infrastructure including HS2.

This conference will be of relevance to conservation officers and other heritage professionals, planners, landscape architects, engineers, surveyors, architects, and archaeologists.

This one-day conference is to be held in Sir Denys Lasdun’s Grade I listed
Royal College of Physicians (1960–64); an award-winning conference venue.
The Royal College of Physicians is located at 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park and can be reached:

By National Rail from Euston, King’s Cross, Marylebone and Paddington stations

By Tube from Regent’s Park (Bakerloo Line), Great Portland Street (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City lines), Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines)

By Bus from Paddington and Marylebone, Numbers 18, 27, 30, 88, 205

The Conference will provide an opportunity to gain CPD training for both IHBC members and members of other professional Institutes. A CPD certificate will be available to delegates at the end of the day.