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Day 1. 3 Greening Development


This keynote session will focus on approaches to landscape and greening on large scale infrastructure projects with a focus on planning and strategy, establishing ambition and delivery with reference to Thamesmead and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It will also discuss the Leeds development from City Council perspective: Spaces Strategy, why and what it has achieved for the city, its people and their environment.

Dr Phil Askew CMLI, Peabody; Jane Walne, Leeds City Council; Dr Julie Godefroy, CIBSE; Chair: Jane Findlay CMLI, President of the Landscape Institute

Dr Pril Askew CMLI, Peabody

Dr Phil Askew is Director of Landscape & Placemaking at Peabody leading on Thamesmead, London’s New Town and one of London’s largest regeneration and development projects. He has a background in Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and leading on major regeneration and green infrastructure projects. Prior to this he led the design and delivery of the London 2012 Olympic Park at the Olympic
Delivery Authority and its transformation into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the UKs largest new urban park in over a century.


Jane Walne, Leeds City Council

Jane is professionally qualified landscape architect with 30 years’ experience in strategic delivery of real estate and green infrastructure programmes and projects. She has been an employee of Leeds City Council for 25 years cutting across a variety of strategic regeneration and placemaking priorities including development of Leeds South Bank, Heritage Lottery Parks programme, East Leeds Extension and redevelopment of Headingley Emirates Stadium. In addition she was also the lead designer for Leeds City Council’s Chelsea Flower Show garden for 4 years achieving 1 silver, 2 silver gilts and 1 gold medal.


Dr Julie Godefroy, CIBSE

Julie is a sustainability consultant and CIBSE’s Technical Manager. She is a chartered engineer. She has been involved
in projects from early masterplanning stages through to post-occupancy evaluation, as well as policy work. Her work focuses on low and zero carbon strategies, as well as health and wellbeing. She authored the recent CIBSE guidance TM40 - Health and Wellbeing in Building Services and co-author of the Good Homes Alliance overheating tool and guidance. She is on the advisory group for UCL’s MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, a member of the Edge, and sustainability adviser for the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group.


Jane Findlay CMLI PLI,  President of the Landscape Institute

Jane Findlay is a Landscape Architect, the founding director of Fira and President Elect of the Landscape Institute. She is an experienced masterplanner and designer of the large and complex projects, particularly experienced in the design of the healing landscape for healthcare and delivered some of the most complex healthcare projects in the UK. Jane is passionate about promoting the psychological and physical benefits that
quality landscape design plays in all aspects of the public realm. She has developed a specialism in symbolism and remembrance through landscape design. Jane continues to advise the National Memorial Arboretum in South Staffordshire.

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