Future of Parks: Skills, Innovation and Creativity for C21st Challenges
11 Nov 2020
5. Closing remarks
The chairs reconvene to discuss outcomes from day one.
Jane Findlay, Liz Stuffins
Jane Findlay CMLI PLI, President of the Landscape Institute
Jane Findlay is a landscape architect, the founding director of Fira and President of the Landscape Institute. An experienced master planner and designer of large and complex projects, Jane has particular expertise in the design of healing landscapes for healthcare and has delivered some of the largest and most complex healthcare projects in the UK. Jane is a pioneering exponent of ‘place-making’ and the importance of health and wellbeing in the way that people experience buildings and the spaces we create within, around, and connecting places.
Liz Stuffins, Midlands Parks Forum
Liz Stuffins is Chair of the Midlands Parks Forum and Public Health Development Manager for Walsall Council. Liz has over 30 years’ experience in green space management and has spent the last 11 years at Walsall and Dudley developing Award winning Heritage Lottery-funded projects, including: Mary Stevens Park, Priory Park, and Stevens Park Quarry Bank. The focus of her work in urban areas began with urban fringe and countryside management and later developed to urban parks in areas of deprivation. Liz really values input from the voluntary sector into the management of parks and has worked on a number of transfer projects to enhance community ownership of assets.
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