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Landscape Futures Half Day Conference: 15th October

Creating Resilient Landscapes - The Issue of Tree Health

1-6pm, Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

Native and exotic tree species in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK and abroad are currently experiencing challenges to their health and longevity.

Trees and woodlands provide key features and character in rural and urban landscapes in addition to providing important biodiversity and timber resources. This half day conference will focus on the current tree health situation in Scotland and elsewhere, and the issues and choices we need to consider to ensure the future of trees in the wider landscape and as a forestry resource, considering the various pathogen threats that now exist.

We know the effects of Dutch Elm Disease which resulted in the extensive loss of elm tree species in many landscapes across the UK, is still evident nearly 40 years after the initial infections, with little sign of effective eradication of the disease. Today other diseases and pathogens, such ash dieback, oak wilt and larch disease amongst others, are now evident. This conference provides a timely opportunity to explore and discuss the possible ways forward in dealing with this significant issue for our landscapes in the future.

About Landscape Futures:
This conference is the latest in the Landscape Futures series, which saw six lectures held in a variety of locations in England earlier this year. The series pinpoints issues the landscape profession needs to address and reaffirms its importance for the future. Some of the themes to have emerged so far include how best to educate the professionals of the future, planning for infrastructure, multi-functional landscapes, talking the right language and digital working.

Jellicoe Lecture and AGM: 16th October

This autumn, at its annual Jellicoe lecture, the Landscape Institute will be screening a new film released in the US.

Water Blues Green Solutions is a 60-minute documentary telling stories about real people solving their water blues with green solutions in four cities across America and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer/director Frank Christopher, producer Cheraine Stanford and Landscape Institute Past President Sue Illman.

All are welcome at this annual event celebrating landscape architecture. Tickets are free but places are limited.

About the film:
Produced by Penn Stage Public Media, Water Blues Green Solutions is part of an initiative designed to promote public education and awareness of green infrastructure and how natural processes can interface with and complement existing grey or manmade infrastructure.

The integrated approach to water and green infrastructure promoted by the film will be of interested to landscape architects, and its goal of informing and empowering citizens to participate in the development of place-specific strategies for addressing such issues is inspiring.

About the venue:
The event will be held at the brand new home of the University of Greenwich’s Department of Architecture & Landscape. The Stockwell Street building opens this autumn and includes the UK’s largest landscape roofs dedicated to research and teaching. The building has been designed to encourage new thinking and creativity and has been awarded two prestigious BREEAM innovation credits.

Book here.

GLVIA training sessions

Training to introduce the third edition of the LI/IEMA Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

Five training sessions are to be held around the country, led by Professor Carys Swanwick and Mary O’Connor CMLI.

London: 27th October 2014

Birmingham: 21st November 2014

Edinburgh: 5th December 2014

Manchester: 27th January 2015

London: 25th February 2015

Please note that tickets will go on sale seven weeks before each session.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand more about the changing context for landscape and visual impact assessment which has influenced the new guidance
  • Have gained an overview of the main changes in the new guidance
  • Have gained some understanding of the approach to key topics, notably assessing the significance of effects and cumulative effects assessment
  • Have explored, through a group exercise, the implications of some of the changes for current and future practice
  • Have had the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in preparing the new guidance and to share ideas and thoughts with other practitioners

For further information on the training sessions and on the leaders, download the flyer.


Landscape Institute Awards Ceremony: 27th November

The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession.

The LI Awards aim to:

  • Promote the art and science of landscape architecture
  • Advance the knowledge and understanding of the discipline
  • Celebrate professional expertise
  • Reward schemes that demonstrate a high level of commitment to sustainability

This year's shortlist will be announced at the end of September and the winners announced at the November Awards Ceremony.



Page last updated 25 September 2014

Events in brief

15th October 2014

Landscape Futures Conference

16th October 2014

Full details here

16th October 2014

Jellicoe Lecture

27th October 2014

GLVIA training - London
Book your place here

21st November 2014

GLVIA training - Birmingham

5th December 2014

GLVIA training - Edinburgh

27th January 2015

GLVIA training - Manchester

25th February 2015

GLVIA training - London



Jellicoe Lecture 2014


Awards 2014


Landscape Futures




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