Keynote speakers

Hanna Johansson
Associate Architect, Bjarke Ingels Group

Billund Capital of Children: From concept towards delivery

Hanna Johansson joined Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) as an architect in 2008. She has contributed to some of BIG’s most prominent projects including the award-winning Taipei City Gate, the 400 hectare North Harbour masterplan and the Battery, which includes the design and construction of Denmark’s first mosque. Her work has also included developing the Billund City Vision, a 30-year plan to transform Billund into Denmark’s Capital of Children where the city’s urban experience will be informed by creativity, plan and learning,  and delivering a connected, walkable, diverse and biodiverse urban form.

 

Ettie Shattock
Young Scot and members of the Reroute team

Engaging young people with nature

Ettie Shattock is the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Partnership Officer based at Young Scot, responsible for managing a successful co-design partnership between SNH and Scotland’s national youth information and citizenship charity. SNH and Young Scot have been working in partnership since 2016 to engage young people in Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy and Route Map to 2020. Using a co-design approach, they established Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel, ReRoute, which is made up of 15 young volunteers aged 13-24 from across the country. ReRoute aims to engage more young people in Scotland’s amazing nature, landscapes and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

 

Adam White
Director at Davies White Ltd., FLI and President Elect of the Landscape Institute

Green space as play space

Adam was made a Fellow of the Landscape Institute in 2012 for his services to children's health & wellbeing and is the President Elect. He is a double winner of RHS Gold Medal, Double People's Choice Award and RHS Best in Show, and a Full Member of the Garden Media Guild and BALI. Adam has been a Green Flag Judge, a National Design Award Judge, and a Design Ambassador for the Homes & Communities Academy. He has been a design workshop coordinator at sessions in the USA, Japan and Germany and a visiting lecturer at Kosice Botanical Gardens in Slovakia where he has highlighted the importance of public space for children's health & wellbeing. He regularly runs design and model making workshops in both primary and secondary schools. His work has been profiled in The Times, Sunday Telegraph and the Guardian.