November 28 End of Year Social and Film Night

We have a fantastic pre-Christmas Social Event planned this year. Once more at the Tyneside Cinema, we will be hosting a screening of the film Troublemakers. Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. Troublemakers is ultimately a story of renegades and firebrands all willing to risk their future careers on radical change and experimentation-a marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art … Read full story

Town Centre Living: A Caring Place

Wednesday 18 September, 6-8pm @ The Gallery, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU This event is free, but registration is required via Eventbrite. This talk, jointly hosted by the Landscape Institute North East and the Urban Design Group, will be given by Diarmaid Lawlor, Director of Place at Architecture & Design Scotland and Rose Gilroy, Professor of Ageing, Planning and Policy in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. Diarmaid will be discussing … Read full story

July Event – Doddington North Afforestation Project – 03.07.2018

Tuesday 3 July, 6 – 8pm Wardell Armstrong, City Quadrant, 11 Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4DP Project manager Andy Howard will talk about the largest new private sector productive woodland in England in over 30 years, approval for which was granted at the end of 2017. The Doddington site, near Wooler, is 354 hectares, with 268 hectares to be planted – 42 per cent conifers (the vast majority Sitka spruce), 20 per cent native broadleaves and 13 per … Read full story

June Event – Bespoke Concrete Factory Tour – 14/06/2018

  Thursday 14 June, 3.30pm – 5.30pm Bespoke Concrete, Tynedale Works, Princess Way, Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6PL “Concrete is an artificial conglomerate or pudding stone, in which the pebbles which make up the greater part of the bulk are cemented together by lime mortar.”  E Dobson, A Rudimentary Treatise on Foundations and Concrete Works c.1850 This historical description does not do justice to the versatility of one of the most widely used construction materials, which provides countless opportunities for … Read full story

May 23 – LINE Annual Lecture 2018 – Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

It is a great challenge for city regions that urban territories all over the world “scatter” urban (building) activities into the rural, thereby often absorbing fertile agricultural land. Land that was previously used for food growing, among other things. At the same time, the resulting “scattered metropolis” – or urban sprawl – provides much desired opportunities for residents and businesses. There are so many of them today, they are so keenly developed, yet can be so unpleasant and unsustainable, that … Read full story

2018 AGM – Tuesday 24 April 6 – 9pm

This year’s AGM will take place on Tuesday April 24th from 6pm in the function room of the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. As you probably know, the main purpose of the AGM is to report on branch activities during the previous year, announce what is planned for the upcoming year, and last but not least, elect a new committee. Members who can volunteer some time to help out are most welcome to join the committee so please do … Read full story

Technology: Friend or Foe? Thursday 18 January

A talk by Peter Wilder Thursday 18th January 2018, 6pm – 8pm Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH Admission: Free In the new Information Age, data is ammunition and a new war is being fought across the internet. Data acquisition, smart technology, building information modelling, cloud processing and artificial intelligence are all changing the way in which we work and compete for business. In 2015, Wilder Associates began incorporating drone surveys into their workflow. It has rapidly grown … Read full story