Professor of Landscape Architecture
Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and Professor of Landscape Architecture at Birmingham City University has published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice. Her book Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design (2010) provides the basis for critical, artistic discourse.
Her teaching, research and practice, set within landscape architecture have clear implications for architecture, planning, urban design and other art and design disciplines, in addition to philosophy, aesthetics and education more generally. Chair of the pilot High Speed 2 (HS2) landscape guidelines, she has taken a lead role in redefining the relationship between landscape, culture and governance, finance, health and community engagement within the context of the Birmingham region and is a member of the independent National HS2 Ltd Design Panel. As president of IFLA she led the transformation of the organisation and is a founding partner of the World Design Summit, leading to the World Design Declaration signed this year in Montreal 2017.