LI launches Member Satisfaction Survey 2023
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Take part in our biennial member survey – now open! Held every two years, the Landscape Institute (LI) looks to its members to help shape our forward plan, so that we can deliver the best support and strengthen the landscape profession. From the 23 January 2023 until 28 February 2023, members will have the opportunity to put forward their thoughts. The survey is open to all LI members during 2021 to 2023. It is very easy to look inwards for improvement but miss something important that can only be found from a different perspective, surveys are a great way to cover our blind spots. The Landsca ..read more
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In memory: Jonathan Watkins PPLI
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David Withycombe, CMLI, Chair of the Awards Committee, writes: Shortly after Jo died, I got in touch with old friends and colleagues from the Institute.   I received numerous responses expressing sadness and condolences at the loss of such a great friend, colleague and ambassador for our profession.  It was the value of his friendship that came across most strongly in those messages; his sense of humour, calmness, warmth of spirit and ability to put those he met at ease from the outset. Jo was born in Swansea on 31st July 1956.   His father’s family were Quakers, and t ..read more
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LI Announces new Fellows and Chartered Members
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We are proud to announce the Landscape Institute’s new Fellows and CMLI. A Fellow of the LI is the highest form of Chartered membership, awarded to its innovators, leaders, and ambassadors. CMLI chartered members are qualified landscape architects and landscape professionals. Their chartership with the LI is also a mark of quality and excellence for the profession. Please congratulate; Kevin Barton, Michael Cowdy, Will Sandy, Dominic Watkins, Anne Jennings, Imogen Wood, Elinor Scarth, Rebecca Knight, Wing Lai, Rebecca Knight Graham Woodward, and Glen Macfarlane on becoming our newest Fellows ..read more
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LI Skills and Workforce Research 2022 published
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The Landscape Institute has launched Skills for Greener Places – the result of an industry-wide assessment of skills and workforce issues in the wider landscape economy. This research includes evidence to help the landscape sector grow and overcome challenges, including: Regional skills gaps Equality and diversity data Salary benchmarking Business challenges Policy and practice priorities As well as the report itself, launched at the Jellicoe Lecture in London, the LI is publishing the data in an online dashboard, for local areas to explore the issues that matter most to them –and so that ot ..read more
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Exhibition: Women of the Welfare Landscape
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London exhibition: Tuesday 29 November – Saturday 3 December, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (‘Show and Tell’ on 3 December, 12.30-4:30pm) Yorkshire exhibition: Tuesday 24 January – Tuesday 7 February (weekdays only), Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield One hundred years ago, in 1922, before gaining the right to vote, 25-year-old Brenda Colvin started her own independent garden design business. Today, her practice Colvin and Moggridge is the longest-running landscape firm in this country. Once described as ‘wildly eccentric’ and run by a ‘Polish Countess who needed ..read more
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2022 ESALA Student Award Winners
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The LIS wishes to congratulate the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and the students for their efforts and research in what has been a challenging academic year.  The projects showcase a good understanding of the critical issues around the discipline, and positively deal with an overwhelming amount of complexities. The winners for this year are the following: Xiongxin Xiao, MLA (Best Student Award), Zhuojun Jian, MLA (Best Portfolio Award), Michael Watts, MLA (Peter Daniel Prize for Best Site Analysis)       Xiongxin Xiao, MLA – Best Stu ..read more
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Levelling up left largely intact – LI reacts to the Autumn Statement
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In his Autumn Statement on 17 November 2022, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt boosted the government’s Levelling Up initiative – a flagship policy of the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto that seeks to spread prosperity across all English regions – with the promise of a further £1.7 billion for priority local infrastructure projects. The successful bids for this second round of the Levelling Up Fund will be announced before the end of the year. As part of the Levelling Up agenda, there was also welcome news on further transfers of powers from central to local government. New ‘trailblazer’ deals devolvin ..read more
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Industry bodies sign EDI charter at FutureScape exhibition
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Five industry bodies have come together to commit to better equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) outcomes in the landscape, horticulture, and arboriculture sectors. On 15 November 2022, at the FutureScape industry exhibition, representatives from the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), British Association of Landscape Industries, the Landscape Institute (LI), the Society of Garden Designers (SGD), signed a joint declaration to work towards a more diverse and inclusive industry through the sharing of work and good practice. Following on from BALI’s December 2021 Access All Areas pa ..read more
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Frame Projects invites applications for design and quality review panels
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Frame Projects is welcoming applications from built environment experts to join design and quality review panels. There are opportunities on several panels, including those Frame Projects manages on behalf of the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Camden, Ealing, Havering, and Redbridge; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Epping Forest District; Harlow and Gilston Garden Town; and HS2 Limited. Many of these companies and councils are keen to strengthen the climate and sustainability expertise on the review panels. As well as looking for experts with engineering backgrounds, Fra ..read more
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Jellicoe Lecture 2022 to close LI People, Place, and Nature campaign
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The Landscape Institute (LI), with the support of Homes England, is bringing together members, partners, universities, local authorities, and stakeholders in a series of inclusive learning and networking events between October and December 2022. Campaigning to Connect People, Place, and Nature aims to unite the profession across the country in championing the transformative value of landscape at a point in human history where it’s never been more crucial to our future. Starting in Manchester and travelling to Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Newcastle, and finally London, it will ..read more
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