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Coming up at the Landscape Institute

Landscape Futures lectures
28 January, Sheffield University
Free – please book tickets online.


The Landscape Institute’s new Landscape Futures lecture series will kick off on Tuesday 28 January at 6pm at the University of Sheffield, followed by drinks. Speakers at this first event will be Pam Warhurst and Jonathan Porritt. Warhurst is the founder of Incredible Edible in Todmorden, Yorkshire, a former chair of the Forestry Commission and an honorary fellow of the Landscape Institute. Jonathan Porritt is one of the country’s best-known environmentalists, co-founder of Forum for the Future and author of a number of books, including the recent The World We Made. 

Photo © Estelle Brown

CPD in Birmingham
11 February
McDonald Burlington Hotel


The first of four CPD days in 2014 will be in the centre of Birmingham on 11th February, at the McDonald Burlington Hotel. As always, speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including a series of seminars from the LI’s Biosecurity Working Group which will build on the work they have done to track and review the Ash Dieback phenomenon. Other speakers will be announced nearer the time.

Photo © GLA

Royal Docks competition

The Landscape Institute is running an ideas competition in association with Ecobuild and the Mayor of London to come up with new approaches to London’s Royal Docks. Entries should focus particularly on green infrastructure and WSUD (water sensitive urban design) approaches. The 20 best entries will be exhibited at Ecobuild, which runs from 4 to 6 March at the Excel centre in London. Winners will be announced at Ecobuild. The competition is open to entrants from anywhere in the world, and to members of any profession. Closing date is 6 January. 

Outdoors and active — Friends of Everton Park at work in the Mersey Forest. Photo © Friends of Everton Park, The Mersey Forest

Landscape and health

The latest position statement from the Landscape Institute is entitled Public health and landscape: Creating healthy places. It argues that how we plan, design and manage our landscapes should be guided as much by their importance for health as for all of their other functions. This position statement aims to give public health professionals, planners and landscape architects a better understanding of the contemporary role landscape plays in the creation of healthy places.

Recent publications

Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment: 3rd edition A new edition of this industry standard guidance for anyone involved in landscape and visual impact assessment is available in print and e-book formats.
The Landscape Consultant’s Appointment 2013 A suite of documents for appointing a landscape architect on a project, including scopes of services and work stages.
Green Infrastructure: An integrated approach to land use This position statement showcases a range of successful strategic green infrastructure work and completed projects.

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