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  3. Hello All (Hannah, Jessica, Alex, Juliet, Adam, Sreehari) We (3-4 of us at the same company) are looking for London based P2C study group. We are thinking to reach out to wider network and arrange the online study session biweekly. In person study group (could at our office) could also be a good idea once we group more people. Let me know if you all are still looking for more people to join or you want to join us. My email address is: zhuyiyueu@gmail.com. Please feel free to send me emails. Thanks, Yiyu
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  5. My name is Senna, and I am seeking a mentor to start my P2C. I am located in the West Midlands and doing a master's in project management at the University of Warwick. LI is not helpful! Could someone please point me in the right direction? Thanks & Regards, Senna
  6. Hi all, Is there any P2C mock exam workshop scheduled this year in Wales branch? Or does any candidate is interested in team-up to give mock exams for each other? I’m aiming to do November exam this year. If you are going to do November exam and interested in doing mock exam workshop this summer (June til the November exam) please contact me through this email below: beatrice.cyang@gmail.com We can discuss from there, many thanks!
  7. Hi all, Is there any P2C mock exam workshop scheduled this year in Southwest branch? Or does any candidate is interested in team-up to give mock exams for each other? I’m aiming to do November exam this year. If you are going to do November exam and interested in doing mock exam workshop this summer (June til the November exam) please contact me through this email below: beatrice.cyang@gmail.com We can discuss from there, many thanks!
  8. Hi there, I am looking for a mentor to start my P2C. I am located in the West Midlands and doing a master's in project management at the University of Warwick. Could someone please help me find a mentor or point me in the right direction? Thanks
  9. If you took Amanda and Robert out of the equation, there'd be hardly any activity! (Slight exaggeration, but it makes a point!) Most of the regional branch threads have no posts since December 2021, but there must be other forms of communication going on that could be copied to LI Connect as well.
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  11. Dear Amanda, Wondering whether you are organising a further set prior to this May's exams, please. Keen to advise my mentees. Best Wishes, Robert
  12. One suggestion is to build a wall, with gap sufficient cyclists, e.g. a wall of large stones placed on top of each other, or of gabions? The precedent is to left and right of the photograph. Robert
  13. Pity. I suppose timber or Corten weathering steel bollards would blend in better than steel / cast iron / plastic.
  14. Only 354 members today. And as you say Amanda difficult to find and access. No engagement of Landscape Institute officers, as far as I can see. Very little discussion and very much worse for Pathway members as a service than Talking Landscapes was (who were the main users). The Institute gives the impression of wishing to damp down on discussion and exchange between members, it does not permit branches to email all their members (only the minority who have opted to receive branch emails); its asserts branch reps represent their "region" not the branch committees and members). Oh dear ... all in all; an object lesson in how a professional institute can fight below its weight.
  15. Hi Tom, I don't think many (any) branch members check this forum or even know about it. The branch AGM is scheduled for 19th April. Would you like to give a short presentation at the meeting to try and kick-start some discussion/debate? All the best, Adrian
  16. Hi Juliet, Adam Recently enrolled to P2C; I am also searching for a study group to join. Let me know if you have any luck finding a group. Thanks Sreehari
  17. No reply from the LI team, perhaps they too struggle to find it/be notified?! Might we be better giving up and creating closed/moderated LinkedIn groups? @Abi Palmer-Greenwood @Paul Lincoln @Louis Varley @Yvonne Matthews @Ahlyah Ali
  18. Thanks Graham, Yes there is a TRO, but it is a NCN route, so we do expect cyclists to need to negotiate the route. We suggested both reflective paint, and applying some sort of 'attached reflectors', but unfortunately the traffic engineers said 'we don’t think either of the options are appropriate in the adopted highway in this situation on their own. Drivers need a certain level of consistency in order to identify hazards and these might possibly just confuse drivers'.
  19. Nothing quite like this to provide as an example unfortunately. Is there a Traffic Regulation Order on this section of road prohibiting motorised vehicles? Visibility is an issue that needs to be considered when something changes in a highway or public right of way. We're moving a staggered barrier on a byway to a different location, and are aware that this will need reflective strips so cyclists don't collide with it in the dark. The use of natural stone is certainly sympathetic to the surroundings. Maybe you could attach reflectors directly to the faces of the stones, rather than adding bollards?
  20. Hi Juliet, I am also looking to either join or start a study group. Unfortunately, I am not based in London but I am in Essex and would be happy to join an online group. Let me know if you have any luck finding a group or any one else that would like to start one. Thanks, Adam
  21. Hi all, Hoping someone might have knowledge of a precedent they can direct me to? We've been involved in a project to formalise a road closure, on a minor road which has been temporarily closed using large concrete blocks (and no bollards) for over a year. We have sourced large blocks of local stone, which have been placed in the road to act as a barrier. The highways team are now nervous that somebody will drive into them in the dark, and are insisting that we should put bollards in front of them as well, which we're not keen on because the intention was to try and reduce clutter and have a more attractive 'road closure'. They are rejecting suggestions that we could use reflective paint on the stones e.g. https://glowtec.co.uk/reflective-paint/ I'm hoping if we can point to a precedent where something similar has been done it might help to convince them, but nothing springing to mind - does anyone know of such an intervention please?
  22. Hello, trying to find LI connect forum, having had a mind blank and temporarily forgotten its name, was nigh-on impossible. Hard to expect members to engage with it if it's so poorly advertised. I had expected it to be available via a link on the LI homepage, and certainly on my member page once I'd logged in, and on LI Campus, and in the Vista email somewhere, but I couldn't see a link to it anywhere, and had to remember its name and then find an old LI Connect email to follow the link. Please advertise it better to members, and provide links from the websites where one would expect to find it?
  23. Hi all, I just recently started the P2C journey so hoping to join a study group as well! Let me know if there are any based in London at the moment 🙂
  24. Gentles All, Would you like to see some debate on the wave of issues that are affecting practitioners in the north east? I do not mean the factional warfare that surrounds the LI Secretariat, but matters of more local concern such as: the challenge to our profession arising from the NPPF pivot to biodiversity and beauty; the decline of the public sector and the rise of the private; the potential beneficial effects that come from a recreated Newcastle University Landscape School; the attenuated form in which design issues affect our perceptions and work; and the simple hard slog of trying to be contemporary in a political world that is still dominated by traditional ideas of how our villages, market towns, conurbation towns and cities should look? I am seeking a forum within our North East branch to discuss this and other issues. If you are interested, can you declare it in response to this post? Salut and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and let 2023 be a damn sight better that 2022. Tom Robinson
  25. Landscape architects and lift manufacturers are sometimes said to be the last to be affected by recession. Evidence of coming recession is in the Planning Portal there has been “12.5% total drop in applications we have seen for the year-to-date” (upto November 2022) ref. https://blog.planningportal.co.uk/2022/12/14/novembers-market-insight-report-is-now-available/#more-9166 . The Office of Budget Responsibility forecast in November that “The squeeze on real incomes, rise in interest rates, and fall in house prices all weigh on consumption and investment, tipping the economy into a recession lasting just over a year from the third quarter of 2022, … ”. https://obr.uk/overview-of-the-november-2022-economic-and-fiscal-outlook/ . The Bank of England also forecast in November that “As a result, the UK economy is expected to remain in recession throughout 2023 and 2024 H1, and GDP is expected to recover only gradually thereafter.” Ref. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/monetary-policy-report/2022/november/monetary-policy-report-november-2022.pdf Mind you, recessions are good times to assemble land, pay consultants relative peanuts to submit a planning application and then if successful develop as the economy recovers from recession. Commissions for long term state developments such as HS2 or East West Rail are also good projects for survival through a recession. Alternatively go for landscape management commissions of five or so years (providing you have inflation related your fees).
  26. The RIBA validates nine level 7 (Masters) apprenticeship courses and two level 6 (Bachelor) courses: the RIBA is in negotiation with nine other universities: ref. https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/apprenticeships/universities-offering-architecture-apprenticeship-training By contrast the Landscape Institute advises there is just one course at Capel College and that is at level 3 (= A level): https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/support-article/where-can-i-take-the-apprenticeship/ Why so little opportunity in landscape architecture?
  27. Good morning Tom Thank you for your post. Yes, we do monitor Connect and encourage all to post and reply. We are going to be running a new campaign to encourage more to sign up as well so please do encourage your contacts and colleagues to get on board. Many thanks Abi
  28. Dear Clementina, Thank you very much for your help. I just sent an email to mail.london@landscapeinstitute.org, and I look forward to joining the group. Best wishes! Galit
  29. And is it true that members of the Landscape Institute's core - by which I mean landscape architect volunteers and not the paid bureaucracy - are discouraged from responding to posts on this, the Institute's debating site?
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