Training will introduce the third edition of the Guidelines on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
The Landscape Institute is offering a series of

Next GLVIA training event will be in London on 27 October

Carys Swanwick, author of the third edition of Guidelines on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, and Mary O’Connor, member of the GLVIA Advisory Panel, will present the next course.

The Landscape Institute is offering a series of regional training events on the third edition of the guidelines to help practitioners and others to understand the changes introduced by the latest edition.

These courses are aimed at practitioners wishing to learn about LVIA for the first time or who want to update their LVIA knowledge and understanding in the light of GLVIA3. More events will be announced soon.

The focus will be on the step-wise process of assessment and will address landscape and visual effects and approaches to cumulative effects assessment.  The key aim will be to develop participants’ understanding of the process and their confidence in applying it.  Delegates should be able to develop and tailor the process set out in the guidelines to the projects they are dealing with, and provide reasoned justifications for their judgements.

By the end of the course participants will:

• Understand more about the role of landscape and visual impact assessment within EIA and as a stand-alone process

• Have developed an improved understanding of the approach to assessing the significance of effects and greater confidence in its application

• Have explored, through group exercise and discussion, the process of assessment of significance, focusing on the contributory elements: value/susceptibility/sensitivity; scale/extent/duration/magnitude, and degree of effect

• Have had the opportunity to ask questions about the Guidelines and methodology, and to share ideas and thoughts with others.

The Landscape Institute and the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment launched the third edition of the guidelines on landscape and visual impact assessment, published by Routledge  in April 2013, replacing earlier editions.

The third edition reflects changes since 2002 in the context in which LVIA takes place, including the legal and regulatory regimes and associated areas of practice. It also takes account of the much greater range of experience of applying LVIA and testing it through Public Inquiries and related legal processes.

See the event page for more details of the course and to book your place.

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