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Summit Panelist: Kathryn Moore

Kathryn Moore
June 11, 2016

Kathryn Moore
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Birmingham City University
President, International Federation of Landscape Architects

Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) since June 2014 and Professor of Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University has published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice. Her book Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design (2010) provides the basis for critical, artistic discourse. Her teaching, research and practice, set within landscape architecture have clear implications for architecture, planning, urban design and other art and design disciplines, in addition to philosophy, aesthetics and education more generally.

Chair of the pilot design review panel for the HS2 landscape guidelines, she has taken a lead role in redefining the relationship between landscape, culture and governance, finance, health and community engagement within the context of the Birmingham region. Her HS2LV initiative has been described as being: “in the spirit of all the great landscape evolutions in the country, seizing an opportunity to reinvent and rekindle the connection between the people and the countryside in a way not seen for decades” (Andrew Grant, Grant Associates, winner of The RIBA Lubetkin Prize in 2013). Recently appointed an independent member of the HS2 Design Review Panel, as President of IFLA she is a member of the steering committee and founding partner of the World Design Summit to be held in Montreal in October 2017.