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Abi Palmer-Greenwood

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  1. “Neurodiversity is not an impairment to the boardroom but rather an advantage” Damian Bridgeman, Branch Chair of South Wales. Join us in celebrating neurodiversity in the workplace. Join The Institute of Directors (IoD) in marking Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022 in March. Neurodiversity refers to the concept that certain developmental disorders are normal variations in the brain. People who have these features – such as ADHD and autism – also have certain strengths. Join our panel of speakers to explore neurodiversity in the workplace. Hear first-hand what it means to be neurodiverse and how it affects working life. Full information available here
  2. New London Architecture (NLA) and Southwark Council have named landscape architect and circular economy specialist Local Works Studio and Southwark-based design and architecture collective Assemble as the winners of their Revive Bramcote Park design competition. Read more here
  3. The Landscape Institute (LI) is seeking members to join our Awards Panel and help shape the UK’s premier celebration of landscape practice. After two incredibly successful online ceremonies in 2020 and 2021, the Awards ceremony will return to the Troxy in London this year. This voluntary position is a fantastic opportunity to play an active part in one of the most exciting events in the LI calendar year. Apply here
  4. Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint up to two new members to the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland (A&DS). Sue Evans FLI, who is stepping down after eight years of advocacy for landscape and placemaking in Scotland, said: 'I've really enjoyed my time at A&DS and would recommend the role to anyone who is interested in helping shape Scotland’s built environment.' Ministers are particularly interested in candidates who understand how the built environment can help tackle climate change through collaborative placemaking and community engagement. Find out more and apply here
  5. Defra is seeking views on how Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will work in practice. This consultation will shape the legislative frameworks that put BNG principles at the heart of design and decision-making when the mandatory requirement comes into effect in November 2023. Closing on 5 April. Find out more here
  6. Futurebuild's world-class knowledge programme sees the most influential thought leaders and pioneering thinkers take the stage to address the industry’s most pressing issues. The exhibition is curated into six show sections: Buildings, Energy, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials and Critical Infrastructure and showcases manufacturers and suppliers of the most innovative technology, products and services. Find out more and book your ticket. Book your free tickets here
  7. The NPAs for the Lake District, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales are each seeking a Secretary of State member to join their boards. Members will contribute to the leadership, scrutiny, and direction of the Authorities and further their statutory purposes, and will have 'enthusiasm and a genuine passion for connecting with nature'. Find out more here
  8. Manchester School of Architecture's Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr has received a Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for her project 'Women of the Welfare Landscape'. The £250,000 project will explore the 'unseen but indispensable' contributions of female designers to the British welfare state, with a particular focus on Brenda Colvin's pivotal work - coinciding with the centennial of Colvin and Moggridge, Britain's longest-running landscape practice. From msa.ac.uk Read the full article here
  9. The latest output from the Institute of Place Management (IPM) includes both a report summarising current research on long-term high street sustainability and resilience, and a new interactive High Street Viability Index tool for place managers and leaders. From highstreetstaskforce.org.uk Read the full report here
  10. The first Landscape Research journal of 2022 is out. Dive straight in to the latest volume, or see @LandscapeResJ's Twitter thread for some directions for the journal, articles, and a new book review forum. Read the full journal here
  11. Good afternoon @Bethan Walke I hope you are well and have had a great week! I just wante dto let you know that Campus is now back up and running as it should be. Many thanks Abi
  12. Good afternoon @Bethan Walke Thank you for flasgging this issue. We are aware of it and our IT team are currently working to fix it as quickly as possible. This will hopefully be resolved bny close of play today but I will keep you updated.
  13. Anastasia Nikologianni et al.'s latest paper explores alternative urban farming approaches across three cities, demonstrating how abandoned and underutilised public and private land can be regenerated and become an active part of the urban realm. Read the full paper here
  14. The damning conclusion of a joint report published this week by the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Local Government Auditor in Northern Ireland is that 'Northern Ireland’s planning system is not working efficiently and, in many aspects, is failing to deliver for the economy, communities or the environment.' Read the full article here
  15. This recent report from CPRE shows that poor urban areas have the fewest protected green spaces, and urges ministers to promise the 'equivalent of a national park for every neighbourhood'. Read the full report here
  16. After a long revision process, the revised standard for pavements constructed with natural stone or concrete pavers will soon be published on the BSI website and available for public comment. Read the full article here
  17. Urban environments are disproportionately dead, unhealthy, and grey, characterised by concrete, plastic, glass, and asphalt. In this report, the Urban Health Council goes beyond the aesthetic value to understand the major role that Nature plays in our health, and argues for a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship between humans and nature instead of the latter's treatment as a commodity. Read the full story here
  18. New planning laws in Brighton and Hove aim to improve biodiversity outcomes in the city, with all new buildings over five metres required to include special bricks that provide nests for solitary bees, as well as bird nesting boxes suitable for swifts. Read the full story here
  19. The government’s new cycling and walking body, Active Travel England (ATE), launched on Monday 24 January 2022. The body will be responsible for managing the national active travel budget, awarding funding for projects that meet the new national standards for cycling and walking infrastructure set out in 2020. Read the full story here
  20. I am pleased to announce the publication of our first Technical Information Note of 2022 - Digital Realities (2nd ed.). It can be downloaded, with its accompanying blog, using the link below. The TIN is best described using a quote from the author Martyn Horne ‘This update explains the difference and benefits of each digital reality archetype, and includes examples to demonstrate their current application, or potential application, to landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape management, and digital placemaking'. Special thanks go to Martyn, Mike Shilton and the rest of the LI's Digital Practice Group, as well as our Technical Committee for their comments and feedback throughout the development of this document. https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/li-publishes-second-edition-digital-realities-technical-information-note/
  21. Good afternoon @Adrian Clarke Unfortunately, as the Branch committees are volunteers, and not employees of the LI we are unable to share the data with you. I may be able to give you a list of names but that wouldn't be very helpful without contact information. We will be looking to run a marketing campaign to increase sign up to your Branch newsletters, as well as sorting out the process and regularity to get these sent out, which will hopefully help you connect with more members. Following on from our meeting last week I have also shared the membership breakdown per region, this information is the breakdown by primary branch. I have included it below for ease: Row Labels Count of Name East Midlands Branch 229 East of England Branch 361 International Branch 398 London Branch 932 Midlands Branch 420 North East Branch 149 North West Branch 548 Northern Ireland Branch 87 Scotland Branch 483 South East Branch 744 South West Branch 722 Wales Branch 136 Yorkshire & Humber Branch 523 Grand Total 5732 Apologies the table format has been lost in transition but it still shows teh correct information. I hope this helps but, as always, please do come back to me if there is anything else I can do. Many thanks Abi
  22. Defra is seeking views on how Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will work in practice. This consultation, closing on 5 April, will shape the legislative frameworks that put BNG principles at the heart of design and decision-making when the mandatory requirement comes into effect in November 2023. FIND OUT MORE
  23. The 26th global climate conference was a defining moment for the future of the planet and humankind. This briefing document covers headline outcomes around the Glasgow Climate Pact, the UK’s Net Zero Strategy, global adaptation goals, and UK climate adaptation policy. READ MORE
  24. Introducing the TMLI and the E2T50! Last year saw our first cohort of apprentices start on their course as they work to becoming Technician Members of the Landscape Institute. We're introducing the next route of membership for this grade - the experienced route to Technician (E2T) - and we're recruiting 50 candidates to help us pilot this. The Technician grade looks to bring equity to the profession. We want to future-proof landscape with the technical and specialist skills that are so integral to the work that we do. This means making sure these individuals have the right support and training tailored for their career. If you're interested in this for yourself, or know of any technical specialists in need of a professional home who might be interested in joining this cohort, read more, submit your expression of interest, or join us at our next information session. MORE DETAILS
  25. Good morning @Adrian Clarke Thank you for the kind welcome! We are currently working on a campaign to build the community members on here but if you could include it in any emails that go out that would be great. We are unable to share with you the details of the members in your area due to GDPR but we will be including some specific information about Connect in some of the All Member emails due to go out in the near future, this will hopefully help! If you could promote it on your social media channels that may also give it a boost! Many thanks! Abi
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