Take part in LI’s UK State of Landscape Survey and enter the draw to win a £300 John Lewis voucher

Some of the most important issues facing the landscape professions are challenges related to skills in our sector and access to talent, especially after Brexit.

The LI needs your help to understand the value of our sector and talent needs now and into the future. We want to hear from anyone – LI member or otherwise – who works in the natural and/or built environment sectors. This includes landscape managers and planners, ecologists, urban designers and place makers, engineers, heritage workers and conservationists, architects, researchers, town planners and surveyors.

The survey takes around 25 minutes to complete and as a thank you for taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 John Lewis voucher.

LI member? Check your email inbox for your personal survey invitation. (You might need to check your junk folder.) If you have not received your survey invite, .

Non-LI member? If you work in the built and natural environment professions, and you’re not an LI member, start your survey here.

Have your say in our major education and practice review

The Landscape Institute are undertaking a major review spanning education and practice and we’d like you to get involved.

One of the LI’s major focuses is ensuring that the landscape professions develop the skills they need to remain relevant and successful in the future. We are undertaking a major review of education and practice in not just landscape design, but all areas and specialisms of the profession spanning management, science, planning and urban design. A wide diversity of roles now exist in the sector, and we want new practitioners to be able and ready to meet these demands.

This research project will run from now until December 2017, and will include the UK State of Landscape Survey, the Education Survey, and face-to-face and telephone interviews with educators and academics.

Get involved!

You can get involved in two ways:

  • If you work in the natural and/or built environment sectors, fill in the UK State of Landscape (see the top of the page for further details)
  • If you’re involved in landscape education, including academics, lecturers and careers advisors, fill in our Education Survey. If you haven’t received your email invitation to this survey by September 25 2017, and would like to be considered, .

Your participation will help the LI answer a number of key questions:

  • What skills and competencies are required in modern landscape practice – and what skills are lacking – so we can support our members’ professional development?
  • How does the landscape profession contribute to the economy and society and how can we better promote the profession?
  • How can we forge closer links between academic and industry bodies to ensure that students entering the profession meet industry needs, and support HE institutions with our accreditation offer?

Two organisations are working with the LI to conduct this research:

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Thank you to the following organisations who have joined the LI in promoting a project that will be hugely important to the future of our profession.

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