The Scottish Ecological Design Association will host a talk by Professor Sandy Halliday about Ian McHarg. McHarg was a Scottish landscape architect and writer on regional planning using natural systems. His 1969 book Design with Nature pioneered the concept of ecological planning and remains a seminal book on landscape architecture and land-use planning.
The talk will present Harg’s thoughts and ideas about ecological planning, including some in his own inimitable words, and look at some of the best contemporary practice in Urban Ecology.
Howard Liddell OBE was a co-founder of SEDA. When he died in 2013 he was working on a book about pioneers of ecological design. In 2015 Sandy, Howard’s widow gave SEDA's the 1st Howard Liddell memorial lecture on this theme. The 2nd memorial lecture in 2016 focused on the life of Rachel Carson and the 3rd in 2017 on Barry Commoner.