Have your say: LI policy, influencing and international activity

On 2 November, the LI will hold its next board and council policy strategy session. Leading LI members will convene in Edinburgh to discuss and agree the organisation’s priorities for the coming year.
Ahead of this important meeting, the LI is keen to engage members across all regions to help shape our strategy. The team has devised a short survey to engage members on two key areas:
  • The LI’s policy and influencing priorities for 2019-20
  • What the LI should do internationally

The LI is 90!

In addition, 2019 will be the Landscape Institute’s 90th Anniversary. We are keen to hear what our members would like us to do to mark this occasion; the survey also invites views on this.
We are trialling this quick survey as an informal way for members to feed into our forward planning at the regional level. The branch council will share this feedback with board during the strategy session.

LI College of Fellows election result announced

Adrian Wikeley is the new chair of the Landscape Institute’s College of Fellows.
Taking over from Paj Valley FLI, Adrian assumed the position on 1 September 2018.
Adrian said: “I am delighted with the election as the College of Fellows chair, and privileged to be representing such a distinguished group of LI members.”

About the College of Fellows

Fellowship is the LI’s most senior grade of membership. In 2013, a group of Fellows established the College as a forum to better engage the profession’s leaders in the work of the LITheir work as innovators and ambassadors is invaluable in helping the LI promote and celebrate the work of its members.
“Fellowship is the LI’s highest grade of membership, and only open to those who have made a major contribution to the profession,” Adrian continued.
However, in my view, the FLI title is not widely understood at present. I believe that we will need to work hard to seek wider recognition for Fellows both within and outside the profession.”
“I look forward to this challenge, and to working with both existing Fellows and those who aspire to membership of the College.”

How to become a Fellow

Any Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute may apply for Fellow membership. This can either be directly in their own right or by nomination. An application needs support from two proposers (at least one of which must be an FLI).
Submitted applications any time for consideration by the Fellowship Board. More information and application forms are available online in the LI members’ area.

London Festival of Architecture launches River View competition

An opportunity for landscape architects and urban designers to address how the public can engage with the River Thames.

As it explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has invited landscape architects, architects, designers and artists to explore how the public can engage with the River Thames.
Expressions of interest are open until 1 November. The winning commission will deliver a structure for the Thames Riverside Walkway (North Bank) that will be in situ during the Festival and Illuminated River Project in June 2019.
LFA has identified a number of problems with the Walkway. It seeks creative solutions to the lack of:
  • Public seating
  • Invitation for the public to linger, enjoy or spend time by the river
  • Designed space and structures to support outdoor events
  • Inclusion and accessibility
Successful projects will deliver site-specific interventions for one or more of the sites along the North Bank: Outside Fishmongers Hall, Angel Lane, Southwark Bridge by Vintners Hall, and the City of London School.