Landscape50: The Future of Landscape Architecture

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Landscape, we brought together leading thinkers from around the world for Landscape50, a landmark international conference that set out a bold vision for the future of Landscape Architecture.

Held in the packed ballroom of Sheffield City Hall, Landscape50 was attended by over 300 delegates, who had travelled from all over the world and included landscape practitioners, alumni and senior representatives from the Landscape Institute.

A bold vision for the future of the Profession

Hailing from five continents and leaders in their diverse fields, the Landscape50 speakers were selected to present a wide-ranging and ambitious vision for the future of the profession.

The audience was treated to presentations touching on issues from the fundamental importance of nature in cities to the future of human life in an urbanising world.

Click the videos below to watch each presentation in full.

Celebrating 50 Years of Sheffield Landscape Architecture

The Landscape50 exhibition, which was on display during the conference, charted the Department’s journey from its founding in 1967 to becoming one of the leading schools in Landscape Architecture in the world.

Through memories, images and text, the exhibition explored how our alumni influence social and environmental change worldwide and showcased our world-leading research that makes an impact on people’s everyday lives.

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View all the images from Landscape50


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