LISW Newsletter November 2017

Built-In Health CPD Day Thank you to everyone who attended the Built-In Health CPD Day and Jellicoe Lecture on 2nd November at Bristol City Hall.  The speakers and workshops sparked interesting questions and debate about how to design for better health outcomes.  The afternoon walking tours included an urban food trail and a live link-up to Berlin for some ‘citizen science’! Presentations from the day will hopefully be uploaded to the website shortly, but in the meantime here are links to … Read full story

LISW Newsletter October 2017

Built-In Health: Designing for health in the public realm. 10am, 2nd November 2017, Bristol City Hall. Dear Members Health and well-being is a theme that is high on the agenda at the moment as landscape professionals look for new ways to design urban and natural landscapes that contribute to healthy lifestyles.  Join us for a CPD Day looking at design-led strategies for creating healthier environments, highlighting the link between spatial planning and health and discussing design details that encourage well-being in residential neighbourhoods … Read full story

LISW Newsletter September 2017

LISW Drinks Social & Westonbirt Visit 

Dear Members


To mark the end of summer we are holding a LISW Social on the evening of 27th September – join us for a drink at the Watershed Cafe Bar, Bristol, 6pm – 8pm (in the ‘link’ section) to catch up with fellow professionals and meet members of the committee, the first drink is free!

As autumn descends upon us, the LISW will visit Westonbirt Arboretum on the 9th October where we’ll be joined by representatives from the Tree Health Advisory and Diagnostic Service and Plant Health team at the Forestry Commission for a ‘walk and talk’ on tree pests and diseases.  A range of potentially damaging pests and diseases threaten some of our most widespread native tree species and a variety of Forestry Commission initiatives aim to respond to this threat.  Following the talk members will be free to explore the arboretum for the rest of the afternoon.

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Upcoming Local Events and Activities


Bristol Open Doors is on from the 7-10th Sept – A couple of landscape based events include:

  • The Golden Hill Community Garden (BS7 8NE) – Fri 12 – 2pm.
  • Blaise Community Garden (BS10 7QS) – Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm.

For more events and info click here.


The Arboricultural Association’s National Amenity Conference 2017 ‘Protect and Survive’, the first International Conference on Arboricultural Biosecurity, takes place at Exeter University on 10th – 13th September.  (Tickets no longer available, but for interest more details available here).


The Creation of the Oudolf Meadow is a talk by Adam Hunt and Lulu Urquhart at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts centre in Bruton, on 16th September.  More info here.


The University of Bristol Botanic Garden Friends Lecture by Timothy Walker titled ‘What have plants ever done for us?’ is taking place at 7.30pm on 21 September 2017.  Details here.


Landscape Views from Lansdown is a 5mile walk led by Cotswold AONB Voluntary Wardens around the Lansdown plateau on 22nd September, as part of the Bathscape Walking Festival organised by the Bathscape Landscape Partnership.  Click here for details.


The RHS Green Plan It Schools Challenge kicks off in the south west on the 28th Sept with a Launch Event at the Bristol Botanic Gardens where mentors from the landscape and horticultural professions will meet with their assigned teams to kick start the 10 week challenge where schools compete to imagine or design a garden or community space.  For more info click here.


The Philosophy of Massive Small ‘The crucially overlooked importance of condition making to unleash smallness in cities’ is a talk for anyone interested in how cities work by Andrew Campbell also on the 28th September at Redbrick House Coworking Space, Bristol.  Details here.


The South West Growers Show for the horticultural, amenity and landscape sectors is on Wed 4th Oct 2017 at the Matford Centre, Exeter.  Click here for further info.


Making the City Playable is a one day conference exploring how public space, creativity and imagination combines to create unexpected interactions, at the Watershed, Bristol on 19th October.  Info here.


On a slightly separate note, as mentioned in our previous newsletter, the deadline for submissions to join The Creating Excellence South West Design Review Panel is 22nd September.  More info here.

We look forward to meeting some of you at our Digital Placemaking seminar on Thursday evening at the Tobacco Factory – tickets for this event are now sold out.


Finally, the Landscape Institute’s AGM and Jellicoe Lecture will be held in Bristol this year, on 2nd November at Bristol’s City Hall.  This will be combined with a conference based around the theme of designing health into the built and natural environment.  Keep an eye out for more details and tickets available soon.  The LISW will be helping with this event and if you would like to be involved, or can offer assistance, let us know!


As ever, if you have any suggestions for inclusion in the newsletter or for an event do get in touch on or on social media links below.


Best wishes


Digital Placemaking Seminar, 7th September 2017

Digital Placemaking Seminar, 7th September 2017: Dear Members   Tickets are now available for our Digital Placemaking Seminar being held at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol on 7th September. This will be an evening seminar exploring how digital technology is being utilised to enrich designs, communicate ideas and enhance people’s experiences of the public realm. We will discuss elements such as web-based information exchange, open source data, digital apps for public realm regeneration and the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to assist … Read full story

LISW Newsletter December 2016

Dear Members,   Christmas is fast approaching and the end of an eye opener of a year. We have had some great events this year, with our AGM and conference in April, various visits and social events in the south west region. We would like to thank all who attended, helped organise and contribute to the events.   If you would like to run an event please contact us, likewise if you would like to organise a social network event … Read full story

LISW Newsletter September 2016

Dear Members, We hope you had a great summer, here is a round-up of events in the region which may be of interest. These are mainly in Bristol, if you have suggestions of newsletters we can subscribe to, or details of events in other cities within the LISW area, please contact us. We have kept our eye on RIBA south-west, ICE Bristol, ICE Wales, Bristol Botanic Garden, the University of Bristol, The Architecture Centre, Bristol Green Capital and a few … Read full story