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, and will conduct the survey element of the landscape practice review – involving LI members or otherwise – between 5 and 27 September.
The LI writes:
We want to hear from anyone – LI member or otherwise – 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.
Once you have registered your interest… we will be in touch regarding how you can contribute to our research:
- telephone interviews
- face-to-face sessions
- electronic surveys
Your participation will help us answer a number of key questions:
- How has landscape education changed, and how might it change in the future?
- What is the best way to attract a broader and more diverse range of high-calibre students to our universities?
- How can we forge closer links between academic and industry bodies to ensure that students entering the profession meet industry needs?
- How broad is the scope of the landscape profession, and how do different disciplines interact to deliver their services?
- What skills and competencies are required in modern landscape practice, and what skills are lacking?
- How does the landscape profession contribute to the economy and society?
This insight will help us:
- develop new strategies to link educational and professional bodies
- improve our accreditation offer to universities
- explore new was to deliver landscape education
- tailor our marketing and promotional material to attract the talent the industry needs
- identify and deliver needed CPD and training to cover skills shortages
- boost our relevance to professionals in other key disciplines