Location: Teacher Building, Glasgow

From the past to the future – towards a new paradigm in landscape and environment. - A talk by Professor Brian Evans

Professor Brian Evans will put the lessons from the recently published ‘Growing Awareness: How green consciousness can change perceptions and places’ (Brian and Sue Evans) in the context of 40 years of practice in Scotland and Ian McHarg’s ‘Design with Nature.’

He will explore the book’s 10 point manifesto for the landscape and environment including the emergence of the ‘ecophilic’ in landscape design as a contemporary construct - a hypothesis that in Scotland is combined with the ‘sublime’ and the ‘picturesque’ to aid in Scotland’s genius loci in the digital age of the 21st

The talk will take place on Thursday 1 June from 18:30 to 19:30 at the Teacher Building in Glasgow. Tickets are free but need to be booked through EventBrite.



Brian Mark Evans is Professor of Urbanism and Landscape at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Glasgow School of Art and director of the Glasgow Urban Laboratory and previously Artistic Professor of Urban Design & Planning at Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenburg. From1990 until 2015 Brian was a partner with Gillespies LLP, the international design practice. From 2005 until 2010 he was Deputy Chair & Chair of Design Review with Architecture & Design Scotland and before that an Enabler with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). He is a founding Director and Academician of the Academy of Urbanism and from 2015-2017 he advised the United Nations, Geneva on cities in preparation for Habitat III. He has led projects in some 20 countries on three continents leading to over 50 national and international awards for professional and design excellence. He has authored and edited over 200 articles, books and reports on design, landscape planning and urbanism. In 2016, Brian and his wife Sue edited ‘Growing Awareness; How green consciousness can change perceptions and places.’