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  2. Hi Kostas, I'm part of P2C study group based in the East Midlands but the whole thing is online now so welcome to anyone! If you contact Sophie at Sophie.Entwisle@pegasusgroup.co.uk , I'm sure she'll be happy to have you. Jonny
  3. This TCPA is the lead partner for the EU-funded PERFECT project (Planning for Environment and Resource Efficiency in European Cities and Towns). On the 2nd of December, 10am to 11:30am, they will deliver their online workshop on: 'Increased recognition of the impact of GI on health and wellbeing as a result of Covid-19’. For more information about the workshop, the agenda, and the the zoom call please read the following here: Agenda - Increased recognition of the impact of GI on health importance of GI for wellbeing.docx
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  5. On the 10th of November the government passed The Environment Act. This is an incredibly significant piece of legislation for our members, as it is an overhaul and replacement for EU environment frameworks. To find out more please read the following briefing: The Environment Act.docx If you have any queries please contact: policy@landscapeinstiute.org
  6. Hi all, I am also doing my P2C study in the year 2021 and 2022 and interested in forming or joining an online study group. Anyone interested in the idea please write to me on Linkedin (Jianzhou Zeng). My initial idea is to hold online meetings in Teams once every 2-4 weeks to discuss on the study topics, prepare for the exam etc. Thanks, Jeremy Jianzhou Zeng 24.11.2021
  7. The energy NPS set out the government’s policy for the delivery of energy infrastructure and provide the legal framework for planning decisions. The current review will affect members when it comes to LVIA and biodiversity net gain. The LI has prepared a briefing on the consultation and is seeking further input from members. For full information, click here
  8. Just two days to go until we find out who the wonderful winners are of this years LI Awards! Don't forget, it's free for everyone to attend and will be held digitally so book your places now to be part of the celebrations!
  9. Please find attached the programme for our 'What is Natural Beauty?' symposium on Wednesday 1st December, organised as part of the Wye Valley AONB's 50th anniversary celebrations with the Place Collective, the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the Lake District NPA. Speakers include Sally Marsh FLI among others. Further details are available via the event page https://theplacecollective.org/events/ and the attached programme. Tickets are £15 (or £7.50 student/concession discount) available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-natural-beauty-symposium-tickets-194455059317 You can also read my blog about the symposium here https://theplacecollective.org/2021/11/16/guest-blog-wye-valley/ . Please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested. 2021-winb-symposium-programme.pdf
  10. Interesting post, Lewis, I think the tools already exist through planning obligations, TPOs/conservation areas and now through Biodiversity net gain maintenance obligations. The challenge is the resource and burden of proof in enforcement from the LPA and the appetite from the developer/client/site owner. It would make sense to have a 5 year obligation followed by a TPO review at 4.5 years. Dominic Waller Principal Arboriculturist. Beechland Arboriculture.
  11. We have recently published the results of the GLVIA survey we ran back in September. They can be found here: https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/technical/glvia3-panel/ Thank you to all those who responded. We are incredibly grateful for the feedback.
  12. We have recently published the results of the GLVIA survey we ran back in September. They can be found here: https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/technical/glvia3-panel/ Thank you to all those who responded. We are incredibly grateful for the feedback.
  13. Update from COP26 Week 1 of the crucial climate summit in Glasgow is drawing to a close. Around 120 world leaders gathered in Glasgow this week for humanity's 'last, best chance' to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Watch the 'Earth to COP' opening ceremony video Watch Sir David Attenborough's address to world leaders Day 1 announcement: Over 130 leaders commit to reverse deforestation and land degradation Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus officially became UN territory on Friday 29 October - its transformation into the 'Blue Zone' setting the stage for key negotiations between world leaders to take place. Until negotiations close, only parties accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be able to access the venue. The conference drew some early criticism for its lack of accessibility, with climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor observing: 'The negotiating space that we create, as a planet, is one of the most important aspects of these talks and can ultimately set it up for failure or success.' LI President Jane Findlay has been in attendance at the Blue Zone this week, as well as a number of fringe and external events. Below are just a few of the highlights... 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture: in conversation with Christiana Figueres. After a break in 2020, the annual lecture moved from Edinburgh to Glasgow on 2 November, and focussed on the interplay between sustainable land use, science, communities, and the economy. UKGBC Scotland launch event. The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) officially established its Scottish network on Thursday 4 November. Guest speakers included Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie MSP. The Holyrood Fringe Festival. Holyrood events is hosting a four-day climate fringe festival in Glasgow, with a different climate-based theme each day. Today was all about sustainable cities: with 80% of the world's population living in urban areas, cities worldwide will shoulder much of the responsibility for delivering on the outcomes of COP26. Today's session focussed on innovation in sustainable city management in pursuit of net zero. Tomorrow's session, which Jane will also attend, covers how we mobilise global and local partnerships to reach net zero. The universal challenge of the climate emergency gives us the opportunity to build comprehensive partnerships. Success will mean mobilising and connecting people, communities, organisations, and governments to experiment and innovate, and to design and test the radical policies we need to help us live sustainably. Look out for more updates from week 2 of COP26 on on the LI website and social media channels!
  14. Hi all, Hope everyone is doing well! I was wondering if there are any P2C study groups in the area. I would love to join an existing group or form a new group. Best, Kostas
  15. Hi all, I have also started my P2C and I am looking for other P2C candidates to form an online study group. I have started the chartership process few months ago and although I am not planning to register for the exams anytime soon I believe a study group would be highly beneficial for the progress of my studies. Are you possible interested in a virtual format? I am based in London. Thank you, Despoina
  16. Good afternoon @Konstantinos Konstas and @Henri Hurtebize I think this is a fantastic idea! It would be worth posting in your relevant regional branches groups, if you haven't already. Some of the Branch committee members in these areas may be able to help you out. Thanks for posting! Abi
  17. All - don't forget you can order BSI standards via the LI at 30% discount! This offer is still going.
  18. I have just added to my Twitter feed a number of BS - and especially draft BS - published during September and October. See
  19. Hi, I have also started a quarter ago and I would be keen to join a study group in London. Could someone recommend one, does the study group at the Royal Festival Hall still exist? Thanks!
  20. Public engagement is now open on the London Plan Guidance for the Urban Greening Factor (UGF). Development should help to make London greener. To achieve this, London Plan Policy G5 requires all major developments to include urban greening as a fundamental element of site and building design. The policy introduces the use of an Urban Greening Factor (UGF) to evaluate the quantity and quality of urban greening provided by a development proposal. The Mayor will publish draft Urban Greening Factor guidance to support boroughs and applicants in meeting the requirements of the London Plan and would like your feedback. Public engagement on this guidance will close on 20th December 2021. To take part in the consultation, please visit the consultation portal. GLA would love to hear your views and to see you at the engagement events (details and links to register below). UGF engagement events: 4th November 2021 – Applying the UGF to Development Proposals, 2:00 - 3:30pm: This session will take a detailed look at how to calculate the UGF and submit and review a UGF scheme as part of a planning application, as well as the information sources available to help inform urban greening design to optimise the benefits a scheme provides. It is open to all but best suited to those involved in the design and delivery of new developments. 16th November 2021 - Applying the UGF for Local Planning Authorities 11:00am - 12:30pm This session is specifically for development management and planning policy officers, ecologists, and landscape architects from London boroughs. This session will focus on the role and responsibilities of Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in applying the UGF. We will look in detail at the submission requirements for the UGF, how to evaluate a UGF proposal, and how LPAs can approach setting local UGF targets in their Local Plans and the data and tools available to help to do this.
  21. Hi, my name is Kostas and I just joined. I recently started my P2C and I was hoping to find a study group in this forum, ideally located at the East of England. Any suggestions are welcomed.
  22. Hi @Ross White you'd still be welcome to send us your thoughts on GLVIA3. We are always open to feedback. Please email technical@landscapeinstitute.org.
  23. I may be completely out of step here but I was unaware of this survey until now - late to the party as usual!
  24. A very interesting read @Tom Robinson In my burgeoning career as a landscape architect, 'specialising' in LVIA, I have at times found myself pondering some of the points raised in the article. In particular the point of 'he that pays the piper calls the tune' which I have found myself wrestling with on more than one occasion whilst out with the dog (which often provides me with 'thinking time'). There seems to me little doubt that we are influenced to varying degrees by the client's wants and needs rather than our actual perception of whether a project should be allowed to spread its (likely) adverse influence across an (also likely) area of greenfield land. How objective are we really as a profession? The other point which struck me was your reference to amour propre (which I had to translate). This is another thought that's been running around my brain - just how important is our work? I would like to think what we do has a some influence on the outcome of planning decisions at all levels, but what is the perception of new development for the general public? It always amuses me for example when people living in houses bemoan the introduction of new housing. When there is removal of woodland involved, or perhaps someone's daily dog walk ends up being diverted 500 yards by the introduction of a new substation, then we may hear the voice of the people. Otherwise the general public are probably too busy going about their daily lives to care one way or the other. Over simplified of course, but you get my drift. I for one would welcome a 12 page GLVIA - perhaps with some additional fancy graphics and the Glossary to pad it out a bit - now that we've had time to digest and understand GLVIA3.
  25. Hi Ben, apologies not to respond sooner - we don't get notifications from this forum. I hope members will respond individually themselves - but we are also considering an LI response, however this depends upon the feedback we receive from members. We've not yet received anything...
  26. Working alongside the University of Warwick, the Canal & River Trust are undertaking the biggest ever research project into the science of scenic beauty by water. By uploading and rating scenic canal images (there are at present over 30,000 to rate), visitors can help the Trust determine what makes canal spaces scenic, and ultimately protect and revive the most precious and vulnerable. Read the full article here Credit: canalrivertrust.org.uk
  27. That urban greening is imperative to the health and wellbeing of our communities and planet is not in question; what is in question is how it’s delivered, writes Meaghan Kombol. In this blog, Meaghan discusses Dublin City Council’s work on Greening Stoneybatter, and how this approach to co-design can empower a new model of urban greening. READ MORE
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