Rethinking the Urban Landscape – Travelling Exhibition

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The Rethinking the Urban Landscape Exhibition was first held at the Building Centre in London in 2015 and argues the case to commit investment to ‘green infrastructure’ in the early stages of city and regeneration planning. Curated by The Building Centre and the Landscape Institute, the exhibition sets out to show that with long-term landscape planning cities can become healthier, safer and happier places to be – from reduced risk of flooding, to countering the ‘invisible killer’ of bad air quality, to weaving more enjoyable and inspiring environments throughout the urban fabric. The exhibition includes many of the best international projects, including projects from Scotland.

The exhibition has seven broad themes: Community, Water, Saving Lives, Financial BenefitsOrchestrate, Beauty and Potential.

The exhibition addresses the challenges faced in today’s urban environments and looks at how landscape planning can create safer and healthier places. Key projects such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Garden Bridge and King’s Cross Central, alongside other landscape developments, are featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition has been touring across the UK since August 2015 and will be appearing at five venues across Scotland between July and December 2016. Please see venues and dates below.


Tuesday, 26th July – Thursday, 4th August 2016: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Architecture + Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD (Find directions Here)



Saturday, 27th August – Friday, 2nd September 2016

Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness IV2 3PP (Find directions Here)



Tuesday, 4th October – Saturday, 15th October 2016

Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN (Find directions Here)

The exhibition is located at the Granville Street side of the building near the theatre and cafe. There are feedback forms available on the table next to the librarians’ desk.

The exhibition is available to view during the Mitchell’s normal opening hours:

  • Monday 9am – 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 8pm
  • Thursday 9am – 8pm
  • Friday 9 – 5pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

More details about opening times can be found Here



Tuesday, 18th October – Monday, 31st October 2016:

The exhibition is available to view during the following opening hours:

  • Monday 17th October 2016 9:00am
  • Tuesday 18th October 2016 9:00am
  • Wednesday 19th October 2016 10:00am
  • Thursday 20th October 2016 9:00am
  • Friday 21st October 2016 9:00am
  • Saturday 22nd October 2016 9:00am
  • Monday 24th October 2016 9:00am
  • Tuesday 25th October 2016 9:00am
  • Wednesday 26th October 2016 10:00am
  • Thursday 27th October 2016 9:00am
  • Friday 28th October 2016 9:00am
  • Saturday 29th October 2016 9:00am
  • Monday 31st October 2016 9:00am

You can find more details Here

Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee DD1 1DB (Find directions Here)



From Thursday, 1st December – and throughout December 2016: More Details TBC – check back soon for more information

Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura The Observatory, Rotchell Rd, Dumfries DG2 7SW (Find directions Here)


More information about the travelling exhibition and the other LIS FOA2016 events is available on the FOA2016 website Here


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