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Abi Palmer-Greenwood

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. @Antonella Adamus I thought it might be good to loop you in on this one 🙂
  7. The input of LI members will be invaluable to this Defra biosecurity consultation, which seeks to establish the effectiveness of current measures, how government and industry can collaborate on a biosecure supply chain, and how technical innovations can help prepare for future threats. FIND OUT MORE HERE
  8. Natural England are hiring 12 senior landscape advisers across the country to deliver environmental outcomes, including land management and planning advice, stakeholder engagement, and direct management of Natural England's own land to protect and enhance biodiversity and landscapes. READ MORE HERE
  9. The Landscape Institute has announced 73 finalists in this year’s LI Awards which celebrate the work of the landscape profession through categories such as Excellence in Tackling Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation. Judges, which included representatives from various organisations such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Public Health England, looked at landscape projects from all over the world, including China, Luxembourg and the British Isles. The 73-strong shortlist, up from 66 the previous year, covers an impressive array of projects, from a £250 million car-free, low-carbon housing development in Leeds to a waterfront master plan on the shores of the Yangtze River. View finalists here
  10. I'm really interested in others views on this as well. I have worked in engagement and events for many years and since the pandemic began there have been many mixed views. A lot of professionals enjoy and rely on the networking opportunities that face to face events gives them, but they also like that with digital events there is no travel time so they get to spend more time at home with their families, they don't have to worry about public transport (tubes or buses) and they enjoy their evenings, as well as benefiting from the learning / networking experience of digital events. The other side of this is that venues are charging more for reduced spaces / capacities due to their loses last year and safety measures they have in place (even though these are no longer mandatory) which means the cost to attendees is higher. I think it really is a catch 22 type situation as there are many different opinions on this matter. Really looking forward to seeing this thread develop. Thank you for kicking it off @Adrian Clarke
  11. The Environment Bill continued its journey through parliament this week, reaching report stage in the House of Lords - with several important amendments that the LI has been calling for. Among the key amendments the House of Lords has approved are: • To declare a climate and biodiversity emergency, domestically and globally. • To prioritise soil health and quality. • For air quality targets to follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, with a 2030 deadline. • To introduce plastic pollution and single-use product reduction targets. • To set environmental targets to halt the biodiversity decline. • To ensure the government has a duty to meet interim targets relating to environmental strategy. • To remove exceptions for armed forces, defence policy, tax, spending and resources to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles. • To ensure the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) is as independent as possible. • To remove restrictions on the discretion of the court to grant a remedy where the court finds there to be a breach of environmental law. The government will now consider and respond to these important changes. Track the Bill's progress through parliament
  12. Welcome @Carolin Rogers We hope you find Connect useful!
  13. Very good points @Thomas Turner! @Louis Varley could you help here? Thomas, we will look in to this and come back to you asap!
  14. I must agree - I love a garden roof! So many benefits to the local wildlife! Though I must admit I'm no fan of spiders, as long as all the inhabitants stayed on the roof and didn't come into the house too often I'd love one!! 🕷️
  15. Welcome @Elizabeth Blackledge - Fantastic introduction! Great to have you on board, we hope you find Connect beneficial 👋
  16. Welcome on board @Billy Ng so pleased to have you here with us!
  17. Tuesday 21 September 2021, 11.00 am Join this webinar from Hardscape’s Sustainable team to discuss the approach and relationship between design and sourcing ethical and sustainable materials. What does all this mean when it comes to specification and the desire to ‘do the right thing’, balanced with time and cost restraints to a specific scheme? Book your place now, by clicking here, and join us for this free webinar
  18. Tuesday 7 September 2021, 11.00am Discover how the principles of Scandinavian design can be directly applied to the external environment in order to create democratic and caring meeting places for all. At this webinar, Veste will share their unique Nordic approach to design and how they apply key principles to product design process and business. Register here
  19. During a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 18 August, as part of the opening ceremony of IFLA’s World Congress 2020, IFLA President James Hayter announced Iraqi architect, landscape architect and academic Dr. Jala Makhzoumi as the 2021 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award laureate. The annual Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honour IFLA can bestow on a landscape architect. Inaugurated by IFLA in 2005, it celebrates a living landscape architect whose achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on society, the environment, and the profession of landscape architecture. Find out more and watch the presentation here. Huge congratulations to Dr. Jala Makhzoumi!
  20. wow! that's beautiful! Sadly I live pretty central in Plymouth so there are far too many street lights to see much! My bedroom is in the loft though so every now and again I get to see some stars! I grew up in the middle of Dartmoor though - my nearest neighbor was around 3 miles, if you don't count the sheep! It was pitch black up there, so peaceful, you could hear insects and small animals foraging for their dinner and looking for somewhere to sleep. I love the stars and the sounds of nature, it's so calming and peaceful! Thank you so much for sharing the link! Maybe it will come in handy when I'm looking to buy my house in the middle of nowhere! 🙂
  21. Welcome to Connect Marcus! It's great to have you on board!
  22. A HUGE welcome to all our new Connect members! It's great to see so many joining us on the early stages of this journey. We hope you find this platform useful and look forward to seeing more and more of your conversations taking place.
  23. Absolutely beautiful pictures @Ahlyah Ali thank you for sharing!! I was at a golf club over the weekend for a naming ceremony and there were so many beautiful butterflies around! Sadly I didn't have my phone handy to take pictures but it was a really beautiful scene!
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