Professor Dr. Kathryn Moore


Landscape architects increasingly need a geographic sensibility, a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility as well as knowledge of the spatial implications of governance, finance and transport, health and education.

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Global Movement Leader, Architect, Landscapist & Conservationist

Dr. Kathryn Moore is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at BIAD, Birmingham City University and chairs the IFLA working group for UNESCO task force for the International Landscape Convention. She has published extensively on design quality, theory, education and practice, including her internationally renowned book ‘Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design’ published in 2010. She was the President of the Landscape Institute, United Kingdom in 2004 and the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Chair at the University of Virginia in 2008. The Landscape Institute is the Royal Chartered institute for landscape architects. The institute work to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. They work with government to improve the planning, design and management of urban and rural landscape. She is a Juror for a number of international competitions and works with number of local authorities on strategic vision and design.

Dr. Kathryn is elected to position of President of IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) and started her tenure in summer 2014. The IFLA, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from 75 countries in all continents. It represents the profession in both governmental and non-governmental within a collaborative partnership of the allied built-environment professions. Her key priorities, working with the organisation’s executive, would be to help the organisation play an important international leadership and consultative role, provide a global network of support, promote the profession, inspire its members and attain global recognition through its awards and competitions.