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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. LDA Design’s bursary award scheme aims to support students in what has been another difficult year. Five one-year bursaries are available, each worth £1,000, to support and encourage landscape architecture or urban design students in the UK. READ MORE
  8. From 31 October to 12 November 2021, over 100 world leaders will be at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. COP26 is the biggest conference the UK has ever hosted, and the most significant climate change summit since 2015, when 195 nations adopted the historic Paris Agreement. COP26 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take decisive action on climate change. LI President Jane Findlay and Chief Executive Sue Morgan will be among the delegates at the crucial UN conference in November, where the LI will be championing the central role of landscape and green infrastructure in the global journey to net zero. Read more
  9. The Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group is calling for young professionals, within the Construction Industry, to share what they would like the industry to look like in 2050 by taking a short survey. The 2050 Group, CIC’s young professionals group, represents those in the industry who are at the start of their career to ensure the link between young professionals and the leadership of the industry. Group members represent a range of disciplines from across the built environment, giving their time on behalf of the different Professional Institution members of CIC they represent. The Young Professionals in Construction Survey 2021 is being launched to determine a vision of the future of the construction industry, and the steps that need to be taken to get there. The results of the survey will inform the direction of the 2050 Group’s work going forward to ensure a focus on topics of importance to those that the group represents. Will Arnold, CIC 2050 Group Chair says; “This survey is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals to share what’s important to them when setting the future direction of the industry. The 2050 Group acts as a conduit between the current and future leaders of the profession, and we intend to use the survey results to set a vision for our work over the next two years.” The survey can be accessed here and we encourage young professionals to share it with their peers so the Group can get a wide ranging response to this pertinent topic.
  10. A new report from the Wildlife Trusts calls for a planning system that sets in law people’s access to nature, protects land reclaimed for nature, and delivers the government's legally binding target to halt species decline by 2030. The new report outlines three key concerns with the current planning proposals: · They are highly likely to increase nature’s decline and fail to tackle climate change · They fail to integrate nature into people’s lives · They undermine the democratic process Read the article and full report here
  11. This year the Landscape Institute will be hosting an online edition of the 2021 LI Awards ceremony on 25 November. In light of the recent pandemic and although we would love to see you all in person, we want to keep everyone safe while celebrating the best of the sector. Continuing from 2020, tickets to this event are FREE for everyone. With a growing international audience, global access to the ceremony and more featured award categories than ever before, this will be our biggest and most inclusive celebration to date. Book your places here
  12. 26 October 2021 Water is one of the most valuable resources we have in life. This webinar includes information on water management and ways in which Ustigate design to conserve, recycle and repurpose. Learn what you need to know when exploring the feasibility of an inclusive and sustainable water attraction. Book your place here
  13. Hi Adrian I'm really pleased to see that more events are coming through. I think @Antonella Adamus is best placed to give the official guidance from an LI perspective but as I mentioned before, I have seen a really mixed reaction to events. I know some areas have even been doing CPD online, and then meeting in a local pub for some networking afterwards. I think there is a huge benefit in face to face networking which we will hopefully see a lot more of over the coming months. Many thanks again for starting this conversation. Abi
  14. 17 global projects and a centrepiece installation will feature in a virtual exhibition taking place during the COP26 climate summit in November, showcasing the role buildings and cities can play in tackling the climate and ecological emergencies. The Landscape Institute (LI) is one of over 100 partners supporting the UK Green Building Council’s Build Better Now, an innovative virtual reality exhibition demonstrating how buildings and cities can support the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The exhibition will run throughout the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this year – the biggest conference the UK has ever hosted, and the most important climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Taking place from 31 October to 12 November, the summit will also feature a dedicated built environment day in its presidency programme. Read the full article here
  15. @Antonella Adamus I thought it might be good to loop you in on this one 🙂
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