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Landscape Institute Launches UK State of Landscape Talent Survey

Author:  Landscape Institute
  28/09/2017
Last Updated:  28/09/2017

Take part in LI’s UK State of Landscape Survey and enter a draw to win a £300 John Lewis voucher

The UK State of Landscape Survey

Some of the most important issues facing the landscape professions are challenges related to skills in our sector and access to talent, especially after Brexit.

The Landscape Institute (LI) needs your help to understand the value of our sector and talent needs now and in the future. They want to hear from 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.

The survey takes around 25 minutes to complete and as a thank you for taking part, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 John Lewis voucher. If you work in the built and natural environment professions, and you’re not an LI member, start your survey here. The survey closes at 5pm on 13 October 2017.

Background: the LI’s major education and practice review

One of the LI’s major focuses is ensuring that the landscape professions develop the skills they need to remain relevant and successful in the future. The organisation is undertaking a major 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 they want new practitioners to be able and ready to meet these demands.

Running from now until December 2017, the review includes the UK State of Landscape Survey, the Education Survey, and face-to-face and telephone interviews with educators and academics.

Your participation will help the LI answer a number of key questions:

  • What skills and competencies are required in modern landscape practice – and what skills are lacking ‐ so the LI can support their members’ professional development?
  • How does the landscape profession contribute to the economy and society and how can the LI better promote the profession?
  • How can the forge closer links between academic and industry bodies to ensure that students entering the profession meet industry needs, and support HE institutions with their accreditation offer?

Find out more at www.landscapeinstitute.org.