Date of release: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Renowned landscape architect James Corner features in the latest Hawksmoor International Lecture at the University of Greenwich this week.

The talk, Intimate Immensity: Public Space in the City, is free, open to all and takes place on Thursday 19 November. It will feature ideas about the design of vibrant urban public spaces, the importance of seeing cities as landscapes, and the capacity for landscape to create new forms of city-making.

James will present his designs for New York's High Line, Santa Monica's Tongva Park and the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, among other innovative publicly-accessible projects around the world. The talk is free and open to all and takes place at 6.30pm in the Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] in the university's Stockwell Street building.

A new book, The High Line, published by Phaidon, will be available for sale and signing by James after the talk.

James Corner is a leading-edge landscape architect and founder of James Corner Field Operations, based in New York. He is professor of landscape and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. His work has been recognized with the National Design Award, the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the D&AD Black Pencil Award.

The series of Thursday evening Hawksmoor lectures, presented by the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, continues later this month with: Eric Parry (Context), 26 November; Helen Castle (title to be confirmed), 21 January; Fran Cotteral & Liz Harrison (Cold Storage), 28 January; Rory Olcayto (title to be confirmed), 4 February; Mike Aling (title to be confirmed), 11 February; Martin Rein-Cano (title to be confirmed), 18 February; Vaughan Oliver (title to be confirmed), 25 February; Alberto-Perez Gomez (title to be confirmed), 3 March; Jinny Blom (title to be confirmed), 17 March.

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Picture: High Line, New York 2012 07, by Mike Peel