A Birmingham City University (BCU) professor has taken on a top international role.
Professor of landscape architecture Kathryn Moore has been elected as the next world president of the International Federation for Landscape Architects (IFLA).
The IFLA represents the sector globally and encourages and supports scientific research standards of education and professional practice.
In her IFLA post, she said she was hoping to help the organisation play an important international leadership and consultative role and provide a global network of advice and support for members.
Her career as a lecturer in landscape architecture spans more than 25 years at Birmingham City University which has just acquired a new home for its head office and admin teams.
Professor Moore said: "It is a great honour to have been elected world president of International Federation of Landscape Architects.
"It is a tremendous opportunity for Birmingham City University to be at the heart of a long-established international organisation with connections to major partners across the world."
She is currently leading the 'HS2 Landscape Vision' project where she is working with various organisations to develop a strategic iconic landscape vision for High Speed 2 in the West Midlands.
She added: "As long as we adopt a holistic, inclusive approach to the overall planning of high speed rail, HS2 has the potential to act as a catalyst for wider social and economic transformation.
"There is tremendous opportunity for HS2 stations to signal a new approach - using a different baseline and supported with a different mindset, working practices and economic models.
"The HS2 stations should be designed to energise the city. This is an opportunity to maximise the project in a positive way to ensure it contributed to the quality of life."
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