LI London events: 2015 highlights

CDM – An update on the Regulations with Colin Moore

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Substantially revised CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015. At seminars held in May and June 2015 Colin Moore presented an update on the Regulations and the changes introduced  – essential information for all those working or studying in the landscape professions.

 

Young Inter-Institution Networking Event

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150 young engineers, architectural and landscape professionals from six different institutions attended this informal event at Baden-Powell House Conference Centre in August designed to help build contacts for newer professional members.

 

Planting Design Workshop with Noel Kingsbury at the QEOP and Potters Fields

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The 2012 Olympic Park was an opportunity for the public to see a new range of techniques in large-scale planting design, in particular the work of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape. At this event held in August 2015, Sheffield team associate Noel Kingsbury talked us through the plantings three years on, how particular species and combinations are working, what management can achieve and what the long-term prospects are. The group also visited Potters Fields, a small park next to Tower Bridge, run by a trust but originally designed by Piet Oudolf, to see how simple intermingled perennial planting has developed.

 

Designing with water workshop

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LI members met at the Diana Memorial water feature in Hyde Park on a warm September evening for a site walkover led by Ocmis Ltd and an introduction to the construction and ongoing maintenance of the water feature, followed by a lecture and refreshments at the nearby Lido Cafe.

 

 

Planning and Environmental Legislation, Policies and Procedures: a P2C primer

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This November 2015 seminar, hosted by LI London Branch and Marshalls at The Marshalls Design Space, an exclusive venue for Landscape Architects and Design professionals in central London, attracted over 50 landscape professionals and LI Pathway to Chartership candidates. Chartered landscape architect and town planner Ian Phillips covered planning and environmental policy, legislation and controls to help Pathway candidates understand the planning framework and its implications for all those working in landscape and planning.

 

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