The Landscape Institute (LI) is investing in a large, cross-discipline review of education and practice in not just landscape design, but all areas and specialisms of the profession spanning management, science, planning and urban design. A wide diversity of roles now exist in the sector, and we want new practitioners to be able and ready to meet these demands.
The State of Landscape will be the first study of its kind conducted since CABE and English Heritage commissioned the green space skills national employer survey in 2009.
A major focus for the LI is ensuring that the landscape profession develops the skills it needs to remain relevant and successful in the future. Many major external drivers and trends have an impact on landscape professionals. Urbanisation, climate change, technology, an ageing population, health and wellbeing, resource scarcity and inequality are just some of the issues on the horizon.
The project will run from now until December, with the main survey being released in early autumn, and interviews taking place throughout the summer.
The LI wants to hear from it’s member and beyond. Anyone who works in the natural and/or built environment sectors. This includes landscape managers and planners, ecologists, urban designers and place makers, engineers, heritage workers and conservationists, architects, researchers, town planners and surveyors. We also want to hear from professionals involved in landscape education, including academics, lecturers and careers advisors.
For further information or to register your interest in contributing to this review please click here.