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    • biosecurity toolkit

      LI launches new biosecurity toolkit for landscape consultants

      The Landscape Institute (LI) has published a new plant health and biosecurity toolkit. This toolkit will help landscape professionals tackle the pests and diseases that threaten our landscapes.   Plant health and biosecurity issues present a major threat to ecosystem resilience. And with the uncertainty in the UK’s trading future with the EU, it is crucial that those in the landscape sector implement biosecurity principles at every stage of their work. Background Plant pests and diseases are a normal characteristic of the environment and usually exist in equilibrium with their hosts, which naturally limit their spread. At a landscape scale, some pests and diseases can be…

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    • Mayor unveils vision for Bristol

      Bristol City Council has launched the next phase of the review of the city’s Local Plan and is asking for people’s views on its approach to building a better Bristol that meets the needs of the future. The Bristol Local Plan outlines the council’s approach to delivering inclusive growth and development over the next 20 years including over 33,500 homes by 2036, along with new protections for green spaces. Citizens and communities are being asked for their views on the changes to the Local Plan, which will help support the creation of new homes and jobs across the city. It…

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    • Austin Design Works

      Austin Design works secure planning permission

      Austin Design Works have secured planning permission for a contemporary garden pavilion. It is in the grounds of a historic, riverside rectory in Wiltshire.   The structure is designed to be the focal point for family entertaining. It completes a scheme to link the main 16th Century house with dedicated ‘play’ spaces. These run down to the property’s picturesque river frontage in Great Somerford.   Director Rachael Austin runs Nailsworth-based Austin Design Works with her brother Matt. She was initially called to design an outside-in scheme, with the large garden as the focal point.   But the clients shifted to…

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    • Wildflower Turf Ltd

      Wildflower Turf Ltd to enhance Leeds Skelton Lake Services

      Wildflower Turf Ltd will be helping to enhance the biodiversity of the £60m Leeds Skelton Lake Services when the ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area (MSA) opens on the M1 later this year.   Leeds Skelton Lake Services will include a 100-bedroom Hotel and a Food Court Building. There will also be a Wildlife Centre and a dedicated Business Centre.   The new MSA occupying a lakeside environment. The integration of the Hotel and Food Court Building in a way that is sympathetic to its surroundings has been of the utmost importance.   Wildflower Turf Ltd are working with the Landscape…

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    • Rochdale

      Plan for £3m redesign of Rochdale town square

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    • Lottery funded gardens

      Lottery funding for parks

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    • HRH Duchess of Cambridge

      HRH The Duchess of Cambridge designs RHS garden

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    • Michael Gove sets out proposals for greener developments

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    • natural heritage

      Scheme to restore Bath’s natural heritage wins £1.65m lottery grant

      An ambitious scheme to restore and protect Bath’s natural heritage has secured £1.65m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).   The Bathscape Landscape Partnership officially launched the project delivery stage of Bathscape at an event held at the city’s Roman Baths following confirmation of the HLF funding award. The scheme will bring to life 25 projects over the next five years that aim to restore, and improve access to, the UNESCO World Heritage City’s landscape. Bathscape will also provide a wide range of training and skill development opportunities for local people. Chaired by Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath based landscape…

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    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Winners announced in prestigious Landscape Institute Awards

      The Landscape Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Landscape Institute Awards 2018. From 163 entries, the winners highlight an array of projects which focus on landscape design, community, sustainability and innovative thinking. The diversity of the projects showcases the efforts the profession makes to protect and develop the landscape. The Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 November at The Brewery in London celebrates those who are at the forefront of the profession, leading new work in the fields of design, community engagement and health and wellbeing across both the UK and internationally. Adam White, president of the…

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    • members

      LI consults members on landscape apprenticeships and categories

      The Landscape Institute is seeking members’ views to help it remain a relevant and supportive professional body. In the run up to its 90th anniversary, the LI has begun a major project to improve its relevance to the wider landscape sector. Recent research conducted by the LI has highlighted a number of challenges facing the sector: Significant skills shortages The need for greater professional inclusion; and New and emerging opportunities for people to enter the landscape profession The LI Board, Council and employee team have recognised the need to update the LI’s approach to membership to meet future needs. Membership categories…

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    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Finalists announced for Landscape Institute Awards 2018

      Shortlist of best in landscape architecture, design, planning and management ahead of the Landscape Institute Awards 2018 ceremony.   The Landscape Institute announces the shortlist of finalists for the Landscape Institute Awards 2018. The projects showcase the breadth of exceptional work of the many different types of landscape professionals. This includes landscape designers, managers, planners and researchers and the power landscape has to impact people’s lives.   Over 160 entries came from around the world and the winners will receive their award at the ceremony on Thursday 22 November at The Brewery in London. The event recognises and celebrates excellence,…

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    • biosecurity toolkit

      Lecture to inspire landscapers for Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

      1 November 2018, presented by The Landscape Institute at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. The Landscape Institute is hosting the annual Jellicoe Lecture. This is a free event designed to inspire leadership within the landscape profession. The event will take place at the iconic Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. The lecture will include a panel of global leaders and young luminaries in the fields of landscape and sustainability. They will aim to help inspire the next generation of landscape professionals. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 (YoYP 2018) the lecture provides a platform for those in Scotland…

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    • standard practice

      Announcing Standard Practice

      Planit-IE has joined forces with a collective of designers, makers and urbanists, forming a new studio model with Standard Practice. This is in a concerted effort to bring about and take part in authentic change across our towns and cities.   Formerly known as OH OK LTD, Joe Hartley, Jess Higham and Ben Young have joined Altrincham based design practice Planit-IE. This hopes to establish a parallel, integrated ‘studio within a studio’, operating in the overlap between design, fabrication, performance and architecture. Standard Practice will take a DIY approach to the built environment. It is making sure that the human…

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    • policy

      Have your say: LI policy, influencing and international activity

      On 2 November, the LI will hold its next board and council policy strategy session. Leading LI members will convene in Edinburgh to discuss and agree the organisation’s priorities for the coming year.   Ahead of this important meeting, the LI is keen to engage members across all regions to help shape our strategy. The team has devised a short survey to engage members on two key areas:   The LI’s policy and influencing priorities for 2019-20 What the LI should do internationally The LI is 90!   In addition, 2019 will be the Landscape Institute’s 90th Anniversary. We are…

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    • river

      London Festival of Architecture launches River View competition

      An opportunity for landscape architects and urban designers to address how the public can engage with the River Thames. As it explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has invited landscape architects, architects, designers and artists to explore how the public can engage with the River Thames.   Expressions of interest are open until 1 November. The winning commission will deliver a structure for the Thames Riverside Walkway (North Bank) that will be in situ during the Festival and Illuminated River Project in June 2019.   LFA has identified a number of problems with…

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    • podium awards

      Pro Landscaper launches the Podium Awards

      Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce the launch of the Podium Awards! An award like no other, the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards recognise the achievements, past and present, of landscapers, landscape architects and garden designers in the podium landscaping industry. The Podium Awards give projects that may have been previously overlooked the recognition they deserve. The awards will be judged in five separate categories and will focus on: The ability to showcase excellent core skills, meet the clients brief, effective use of products and plants and an innovative use of logistics. All projects must have been completed by 1 October…

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    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Book now for the Landscape Institute Awards 2018

      The Landscape Institute Awards 2018 provide recognition to landscape professionals for their outstanding work. The Awards celebrate the value of landscape practice in connecting people, place and nature. This is through demonstrating excellence, innovation and creativity in the natural and built environment.   With a record number of entries and two brand-new categories, this year’s event promises to be a memorable one. The application process was simplified this year, making the awards more accessible to some of the finest companies across the UK. Book your place now, and join the LI for an exciting evening celebrating the most creative and innovative…

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    • futurebuild

      Exploring Urban Infrastructure at Futurebuild 2019

      Futurebuild is the evolution of ecobuild and the vision for the future, announced after the acquisition of the event in 2016. The event unites the leading product-innovators and decision makers from the built environment. It aims to explore the latest technologies, approaches and issues. This is brought to life through six Futurebuild Hubs, dedicated platforms for industry-specific conversations.   At Futurebuild 2019, the organisers will be introducing a new area focused entirely on the future of Urban Infrastructure. It will play a pivotal role through a new, dedicated Hub. This aims to meet the demand of the almost 6,000 visitors…

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    • skills

      Campaign launched to address urgent skills shortage in landscape profession

      Award-winning garden designer, landscape architect and the newly appointed President of The Landscape Institute, Adam White, launched a new campaign showcasing the different career choices and opportunities in the landscape profession, as it faces an urgent and growing skills shortage. The landscape profession makes a huge impact on all our lives and communities and it has grown by nearly 16% since 2010, contributing nearly £1bn to the UK economy. However, The Landscape Institute’s new report – The Future State of Landscape – highlights the urgent need to appeal to people more widely about the opportunities available for working in the…

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    • grosvenor

      International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square

      Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched an international call for ideas to re-imagine Grosvenor Square in London. Architects, designers and creative thinkers from across the world are invited to submit proposals to re-imagine the historic square for locals, visitors, Londoners and future generations, with the aim of reinstating Grosvenor Square as one of the world’s leading public spaces. Watch our Corner to Corner video here. In 2017, Grosvenor surveyed 1,000 Londoners and visitors to find out their views on how this public space should be used. The feedback was that awareness of the square was low and that it was…

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