We're sponsoring: Landscape Institute Awards 2018
Wednesday 24th October 2018
We're sponsoring: The best in landscape architecture, design, planning and management announced at prestigious awards on Thursday 22 November 2018
The new award aims to recognise the global reach of the profession and celebrate major achievements that benefit people, place and nature through landscape-led approaches. Entries were encouraged from individuals through to multi-disciplinary teams, and the projects focus on the contribution the design makes to knowledge and learning in any field of landscape practice, widening the field of entries and possibilities.
The second new award category is Planting Design, Horticulture and Strategic Ecology Award, broadening the reach of the awards, by showcasing established planting schemes and horticulturally focused projects which contribute to the art and science of landscape architecture. The judges were delighted with the number of entries that are innovative and creative as well as functional; aesthetically pleasing, demonstrating environmental, ecological and educational responsibility.
Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute said: “As the professional body representing the landscape profession, these awards provide an opportunity for us to really showcase the importance of creative and innovative landscape design, planning and management. We want to inspire the profession to deliver projects that truly benefit people and place not just for today also to inspire future generations. We want to see projects that respond to the environmental challenges we face and help share knowledge and ideas so that landscape architects are seen to offer sustainable ways of living to the communities they serve.”
“We are extremely pleased to announce Florence Williams as keynote speaker this year, as she has a particular interest in promoting nature as a catalyst for health and creativity. Landscapes can promote positive mental and physical wellbeing, and in an era of children having reduced access to outdoor space, it is fantastic to consider how many public benefits are highlighted in the Award entries. We are looking forward to the Awards and can’t wait to reveal the incredible entries that have been shortlisted this year.”
New York Times best-selling author and journalist Florence Williams will be the keynote speaker at the forthcoming annual Landscape Institute Awards 2018, being held on the 22 November at The Brewery in London. These awards, compered by BBC London radio presenter, Ebs Akintade, recognise the exceptional work of landscape professionals and encourages excellence, innovation, and creativity in shaping the natural and built environment.
Florence Williams is a Fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar at George Washington University. A journalist, author and public speaker, Florence focuses her work on environmental, health and science issues. With towns and cities growing, and the development in modern technology, the power of landscape to connect people and places is undeniable.
The event is on Thursday 22 November 2018. For tickets click here.