The LI is in the process of developing a third position statement, this time on the subject of housing.

Call for exemplar housing schemes

The Housing Working Group, a sub-group of the Landscape Institute’s Policy Committee, is currently drafting the Housing Position Statement. It will set out the various ways in which the landscape profession contributes towards the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our communities.

The position statement will include a range of case studies that illustrate some of the exemplary work undertaken by the profession. The Working Group would, therefore, like to invite members to submit case study material for their consideration and potential inclusion in the final publication.

The Group is looking for a wide variety of examples from urban to rural, small-scale to large-scale and retrofitting of existing schemes to new developments. All submissions need to clearly demonstrate the role of the landscape profession in contributing towards the creation of exemplar housing in terms of the three strands of sustainability:

Environmental
Social
Economic

At this early stage in the process of selecting case studies, the Housing Working Group is encouraging members to submit the following information for schemes that demonstrate at least one of the three strands of sustainability above.  Submissions must be no more than two sides of A4 in length, and include the following: 

1. A brief project description;
2. An explanation of the role of the landscape architect at the various stages of the project;
3. How the project enhances at least one of the three strands of sustainability – environmental, social and economic. Evidence to support this is particularly encouraged;
4. An explanation of how the role of the landscape architect and investment in the landscape has delivered tangible sustainable benefits;
5. Up to two images for reference.

The deadline for submitting potential case studies is 5pm on Tuesday 22 September. All submissions should be emailed to Stephen Russell. These will then be assessed by members of the Working Group. 

It is important to note that if successful, more detailed information will be required in order to complete the position statement. This will include details, where appropriate, of materials used, other parties involved and funding sources in addition to a variety of high resolution images (300dpi) that could be printed at A4 size. 

The Working Group would like to encourage all members to consider submitting their work – the Housing Position Statement will provide a useful way of showcasing some of the exemplar projects being undertaken by the profession.

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