The European Institute of Golf Course Architects will present a two day conference in December this year at Queens College, Cambridge. The conference entitled “Golf, Housing and the Environment – Planning Opportunities for the 21st Century” aims to bring together golf course architects, planners, architects, developers and all those interested in the planning of golf and residential communities.
The conference will include a review of the history of golf and real estate developments and will examine present European planning policy. There will also be detailed analysis of case studies from around the world where residential areas have been successfully integrated with golf and the environment.
The demand for housing in the countryside and the impact of golf on green field sites will also be discussed as will the development of resort complexes in southern Europe and elsewhere around the world.
EIGCA President, Simon Gidman, commented, “We felt the time had come to bring together everyone involved in the planning of golf and housing communities with a view to improving the way these schemes are to be designed, developed and managed in the future. Our keynote speaker will be renowned golf course architect Desmond Muirhead who has worked for years on integrating golf and real estate and will provide us with a valuable insight into the various methods used throughout the world, but particularly in the United States. We expect the conference to attract planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, builders and managers, so we look forward to welcoming delegates from a wide range of disciplines and providing them with an exciting opportunity to discuss the way forward.”
European Institute of Golf Course Architects
Merrist Wood House, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3PE
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