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Supported Event / Green Visions

March 23, 2016 @ 19:00 - 21:00 GMT


The Fred Roche Foundation wants to champion the concept of Milton Keynes as a Garden City – a “City of Trees”. This event will explore the importance of landscape design and focus on the central role it plays in defining the character and structure of our city.

The speakers will debate the crucial role of landscape in the original vision of MK, how it was developed, and the value and issues of the maturing landscape in the life of the city today.

FRF invites you to join us in determining how to use our experience of creating a “City of Trees” along with examples from elsewhere, and to consider how to best inform what is now becoming a critical part of the growth debate – the need for an inspiring vision for local and regional growth, and a green and liveable city.


David Lock CBE

Strategic Planning Adviser, David Lock Associates
Vice President, Town and Country Planning Association
President, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
Board Member, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation


Katheryn Moore – Professor of Landscape Architecture, Birmingham City University

Kathryn has lectured and published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice. Her book ‘Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design’ (2010) crosses the boundaries between philosophy, theory and practice.

Kathryn is a Past President of the Landscape Institute, and World President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Neil Higson – Chief Landscape Architect, Milton Keynes Development Corporation (1977-88)

Neil established and led the Central Landscape Unit at MKDC which was responsible for planning, design, implementation and management of the comprehensive landscape programme for Milton Keynes Development Corporation from 1977 to 1988.

He was a founder member and chairman of the Fred Roche Foundation (1996 to 2011) and remains a Trustee.

Will Cousins – Chair, David Lock Associates

Previously worked at MKDC where he was responsible for planning and design coordination of the Western Flank. Will has since developed his expertise in the regeneration of brownfield sites and in the strategic planning and structuring of new communities.

Will is currently Chair of Milton Keynes Theatre and Gallery Company.

To book your seat please go to the MK Gallery web site:


March 23, 2016
19:00 - 21:00 GMT
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Milton Keynes Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA United Kingdom
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