In 2013, the Institute published Public Health and, a document that outlined the five principles for creating healthy places.

This year, the LI’s annual Jellicoe Lecture is being held in Bristol, in partnership with Public Health England South West and the Institute South West Branch, to host a day of events dedicated to training and discussions on the topic of public health and landscape.

The events take place in two parts. Part one – commencing at 10am, is a CPD Day – and part two – commencing at 6pm – is the Jellicoe Lecture. Delegates may choose to attend one or both events, and can confirm their attendance by selecting the tickets applicable to them for both events. More details on the events are given below.

CPD DAY – 10am to 3.30pm

9:15 am: registration

10:00 am: David Relph, Director, Bristol Health Partners: Introduction and overview of the importance of healthier environments

10:20 am: Andre Pinto, Healthy Places Team, Public Health England: A brief review of the impact of the built environment on wellbeing illustrating the links between spatial planning and health. Andre will present the recent PHE/UWE research work on 

10:40 am: Catherine Haigh, Architect, HAB Housing: A private developer’s perspective on designing for health in new residential neighbourhoods


11:20 am: tea break

11:35 am: Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist and formerly Transport for London: The Healthy Streets approach: ‘A street that works for people is a street that is good for health’

11:55 am: Jessica Read, University of Bristol & Bristol City Council’s transport team: The iWalk project – delivering inclusive walking into Bristol’s transport practices


1:00 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm: Choice of one of the three options below. Please note places are limited on options 2 and 3, so you will be asked for your first choice when you book; if places are sold out, you will be automatically allocated to another option.

Option one – Sustrans co-design workshop / alternative walking tours of Bristol: 90-minute workshop on Improving the Health and Vitality of the Street.

Option two – Walking tour: Soundscape mapping of Bristol:Looking at the effects of noise on health, designing out noise pollution and mapping of quiet spaces in Bristol using the Hush City app, with Sarah Jones-Morris of Landsmith Associates and Paul Driscoll of Ramboll UK Ltd / Institute of Acoustics.

Option three – Walking tour: Urban Food Trail: Discover a different side to Bristol’s ‘Brunel Mile’ with Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol.


JELLICOE LECTURE – 6:00 pm to 7.30 pm 

The Jellicoe Lecture will continue the theme of public health and wellbeing, with speakers presenting on topics such as social prescribing and how our built environment should, and does, contribute to public health agenda.

Confirmed speakers include Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, on the Mayor’s plans for addressing health and wellbeing in the city; Dr Campbell Murdoch, South West Clinical Champion on Social Prescribing for Physical Activity on social prescribing; and author Lynsey Hanley on the links between housing, open space, health and equality.

DRINKS RECEPTION – 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Dr Marion Harney, Chair of the Gardens Trust’s Conservation Committee, will launch their report Vulnerability Brown; Capability Brown landscapes at risk’. The report is a follow up to the Capability Brown tercentenary celebrations held last year and is intended to draw public attention to the ongoing threats to Brown landscapes across the country. Its key message is that despite the recognition of last year, many continue to be damaged by ill-informed changes.   Brown should arguably be regarded as the father of landscape design, and today’s landscape architects, designers and managers have a key role to play in the conservation of these great artistic creations. The report describes how not only built development but poorly informed permitted development and management can damage Brown landscapes.

event ends at 8.15pm

The Jellicoe Lecture honours Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (8 October 1900 – 17 July 1996), architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer, lecturer and author. In 1929 he was a founding member of the Institute and from 1939 to 1949 he was its President. In 1948, he became the founding President of the International Federation of Architects (IFLA).

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