LRG welcomes new Board Members

Following our Annual General Meeting In Lancaster, UK, in May 2019, we would like to welcome three new Directors to our Board.

We are also extremely grateful for the time and contributions our four outgoing Directors have made to LRG, over a period of many years.

Thank you all, Tim Collins, Anna Jorgensen, Maggie Roe, and Nancy Stedman, for your many varied and valued contributions through the years.

Our new Directors are:

Gavin MacGregor

Archaeologist and environmentalist researcher, manager, artist and activist; Hamilton, Scotland

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1993 with BSc (Hons) Archaeology and completed a PhD in 1999 which explored the changing nature of sensory perceptions of prehistoric landscapes. I worked from 1996 to 2011 for University of Glasgow gaining significant experience of Archaeological and Historic Environment assessment (including Cultural Heritage EIA), evaluation and mitigation works, involved in a significant range of landscape scale and linear route projects. I was also responsible for a range of upland landscape research and training projects in the Highlands of Scotland. Since 2011 I was Director at Northlight Heritage, providing consultancy services about wider community development and heritage management issues including to a range of Landscape Partnership Schemes.

Most recently I had a two-week Artist Residency at Eden Arts exploring manifestations of Deep Time Anthropocene in the landscapes of the Eden Valley.

I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.

Dr Ian Mell

Researcher and teacher, Department of Planning & Environmental Management, University of Manchester (UK)

Dr Ian Mell is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Landscape Planning at the University of Manchester. His research and teaching focusses on the understanding of landscape within planning and how people, place and environmental-economic factors interact. Ian is an expert in Green Infrastructure planning and has researched the ways in which greening is being embedded within policy and practice in the UK, EU and internationally. This has included work with local government in the UK, the environment and development sectors and Defra to examine the complexities of delivering sustainable development through urban greening. He is also the author of several books including Global Green Infrastructure (Mell, 2016, Routledge), Green Belts: Past, Present, Future (Sturzaker & Mell, 2017, Routledge), and A Concise Guide to Green Infrastructure (Mell, 2019, Lund Humphries).

He was a recipient of our Research Fund grant in 2018 for ‘Beyond the Peace Lines’ in Belfast.

Dr Tim Waterman

Researcher and Teacher in Landscape Architecture; University College London

I am a Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. I am also a Non-executive Director at the arts organisation Furtherfield and Vice President of ECLAS. I am the author of Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, which is now in its second edition from Bloomsbury and, with Ed Wall, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design. These have been translated into seven languages. I have published two edited collections for Routledge: Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays, with Ed Wall (2017) and the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Josh Zeunert (2018). I am at work on the next collection of essays gathered, at least partially, from the Landscape Citizenships symposium, held in London in 2018.

My research addresses imaginaries: moral, political, ecological, radical, and utopian. This forms the basis for explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape.