At the recent Advisory Council meeting Paul Lincoln, director of policy and communications, updated members on the survey and on the importance of reviewing editorial direction for all

At the recent Advisory Council meeting Paul Lincoln, director of policy and communications, updated members on the survey and on the importance of reviewing editorial direction for all communications. He sought members’ views on the areas that they would most like to be covered in future editions of the Journal.

In addition to seeking views on design and content, members surveyed were asked to list areas that they would particularly like to see covered in the Journal. Although many of these areas are already covered, it is useful to list key topics.

  • Technical information: sustainability; construction detailing; specification; new materials
  • Environmental issues: biodiversity; climate change; ecology; environmental management; ecosystem services; GI; landscape management; planting
  • Planning: landscape planning; LVIA, EIA, SEA; environmental planning; landscape character assessment
  • Historic landscapes: Heritage landscapes and projects; history; conservation; archaeology; significant figures and places in landscape history; how projects featured in previous editions have changed
  • LI: what the LI is doing; branch news; follow-up on position statements, eg case studies
  • Design: urban design; design guidance; theory; working with other design professionals; innovations in contemporary design; design of specific spaces
  • Business/practice management: running a business; management; marketing; preparing designs and tendering for business; project management; fees
  • P2C candidates and CPD: P2C study material and guidance; guidance for students on employment prospects; regular CPD feature; material for mentors; news from universities
  • Landscape profession: careers; employment issues; job market; where the landscape architecture profession is going; work with other professions and bodies; practice profiles, sole practitioners and local authority teams
  • International: developing countries; emerging markets; comparisons between how the UK and other countries do things; innovative international design
  • Theory: academic research; experimental/philosophical/theoretical articles

The outcome of the survey and the feedback from Advisory Council will form the basis for future development of the Journal and the online news service.

To discuss any aspect of the Journal or the LI’s communications generally, please contact Paul Lincoln, director of policy and communications.

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