The Environmental Policy Forum sets out priorities for the next UK Government
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Working together as a coalition of professional bodies and learned societies, the EPF promotes environmental sustainability and resilience for the public benefit. Collectively we represent over 110,000 qualified professionals across a wide range of different specialised disciplines. This publication comes a matter of days after the EPF announced the expansion of our collective expertise by welcoming our newest member, the Institution of Royal Engineers. The sectors represented by EPF now include engineering, ecology, environmental sciences, water, forestry, fisheries, environmental management ..read more
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LI signs B.E Inclusive MoU and delivers update on diversity, equity and inclusion action plan
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This collective, which will now be referred to as B.E.Inclusive, updated CEOs of the respective institutions on progress made against their agreed action plan, May 8.   B.E.Inclusive brings together six organisations from across the sector: the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Landscape Institute (LI), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) – collectively  representing around 350,000 members.   The agreement focuses on:  Data coll ..read more
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CIC Presents Built Environment Manifestos to Government
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The manifestos outline key sector priorities and highlight the sector’s critical contributions to national policy discussions. The manifestos urge the government to: Prioritise enhancing national health and wellbeing through the liveability of the built environment. This involves creating spaces that promote physical and mental health, safety, and accessibility for all. Recognise the urgency of developing a collaborative national roadmap with built environment professionals to urgently address climate change and biodiversity decline. Invest in innovation across built environment research, edu ..read more
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Landscape Institute launches ‘Recommendations for the next UK government: A landscape policy agenda for people, place and nature’ 
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The recommendations have been launched ahead of the upcoming general election on 4 July, and are directed at policymakers across the political spectrum. The Institute is calling on the next UK government to address the challenges the UK faces, including climate, nature restoration, public health and housing with connected policies that add positive social, environmental and economic value to our country.   Read the recommendations here  The 12 recommendations focus on four key policy areas:  Scaling up climate resilient, low carbon development  Driving education, awar ..read more
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Landscape Institute responds to general election announcement
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Carolin Göhler FLI, President-Elect, Landscape Institute, said: “Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a general election at a time that the UK faces multiple, interrelated crises, from climate and nature emergencies, to public health and wellbeing, to housing. The next government has a vital opportunity to address these issues with connected policies that bring positive social, environmental and economic value to our country. As we approach the election on 4 July, the Landscape Institute calls for policy agendas across the political spectrum that promote integrated landscape, sustainabilit ..read more
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Digital Practice & Technology for Landscape
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A conference for connecting people, place and nature The Digital Practice and Technology for Landscape conference is for professionals, researchers and students from across the built and natural environment sectors, offering both strategic and technical insights into how technology is shaping the future of landscape planning, design, and management. Featuring panel discussions, talks, exhibitor stands and demonstrations, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for diverse audiences to learn how digital practice and technology are driving landscape solutions in challenges around climat ..read more
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Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscaping & Garden Media Sector webinar on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
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Over the coming weeks and months, we will be running webinars that would be both educational and insightful, offering you all the opportunity to become more proactive in supporting our sector’s journey to becoming more diverse and inclusive. These webinars will consist of content that introduces you and your teams to the need to position inclusion at the heart of everything we do. The education piece will help us all gain a better understanding of the following: The context of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDI) What an inclusive workplace looks like The barriers to inclusion such as our un ..read more
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LI statement on green skills shortage after government publishes new research
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View the research briefing.   Attention to this issue is vital, and the Landscape Institute’s (LI) Skills for Greener Places Report highlights the scale of the problem our country faces to meet the demand for green skills, generated by the unprecedented challenges in climate, energy, housing, and nature recovery.  While the government’s research into the issue is welcomed, the Landscape Institute is extremely concerned with recent immigration policy decisions which we see as exacerbating the skills shortage. This includes the Migration Advisory Committee’s Review of the Shortage ..read more
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Lynn Kinnear 1960 – 2024
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Born in Edinburgh and educated at Heriot Watt University, Lynn worked at a number of large practices, including SOM and Gillespies, before setting up KLA in 1991. Early projects such as the Helling Street Play area in Wapping, with its colourful mounds and bright blue walls marked her out as an important talent and caught the eye of leading architects, who saw in her a potential collaborator whose ambition and commitment to ground-breaking work matched their own. This resulted in several important collaborations with, amongst others, Caruso St John and the artist, Richard Wentworth at Walsall ..read more
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LI celebrates International Women’s Day
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Carolin Göhler FLI, Landscape Architect and Horticulturist, Acting President/President Elect Landscape Institute. “Nature inspires me but also my dad, who designed and built little buildings, drainage and ponds himself, his desk covered with rulers, compass, special paper and coloured pencils. Also, my ambitious mother with books and tenacity – both were ever encouraging. “Inspirational still now are my former fellow apprentices (90% women) including horticultural entrepreneur and designer Gertrude Jekyll, innovative horticulturalist Beth Chatto, local practicing landscape mentor Liz Lake and ..read more
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