LISW March 2018 Newsletter

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March 2018



LISW AGM & CPD Day 2018 – Wednesday 25th April, Bath



Dear Members,


This year’s AGM & CPD Day will focus on landscape and townscape character assessment and how these are used to influence decision making and design.  It will be held at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Queen’s Square, Bath, BA1 2HN, on 25th April and tickets will be available soon.


Our Chair, Adrian Winstone, will be stepping down at this year’s AGM, as will our Branch Representative at LI Council, Christine Tudor.  We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to both for all their inputs over a number of years and for supporting the committee through difficult times.


The LISW committee are, therefore, looking for a new Chair and Branch Representative.  If you think you might be interested in joining the committee in one of these roles and would like a nomination form, or have any questions about what is involved, please get in touch at The deadline for sending nomination forms is 18th April. We understand the likely constraints on your time, and would also welcome nominees who would like to share these roles as ‘co-Chair’ or ‘co-Branch Rep’. Please do get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss this, or the roles in general, further.


We’d also be pleased to hear from you if you’d like to assist as a general committee member with aspects such as communications, events and student representation. General committee roles don’t require a nomination form so feel free to get in touch via our email address if you are interested, or if you’d like to find out more.  You are also welcome to come and chat to any member of the committee at the AGM if you’d like to become more involved with LISW.


In addition, if members have any agenda items they wish to be included at the AGM, please submit these to the LISW email address by 18 April.  Those wishing to join the AGM without attending the CPD Day are free to do so – please let us know in advance so we can make arrangements for this.



The Sustainable Landscape Series 2018 – Tuesday 20th March


The next in this series of lectures will be by Hal Moggridge on the art of landscape architecture, exploring the process of naturalistic landscape design from first ideas to the excitement of implementation, using examples from Colvin and Moggridge’s work.


This lecture is free to attend at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham.  Please click here for more information and directions.



Dark Night Skies: Achieving Community Benefits – working in Harmony in an AONB


Also being held on the 20th March, the Cranborne Chase AONB Annual Planning Seminar will look at why dark night skies are vital for human and animal wellbeing, how a darker environment can lead to benefits and how you can help the AONB achieve prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status.


Please follow this link for more information about speakers and to download a booking form for the event which will be held at Dinton Village Hall.



…and Finally, thank you to our speakers and all those who attended our second Digital Placemaking event, Place + Health, on 22nd February.  We heard thought provoking presentations on how VR can aid pain relief and about app-based research linking mental health with experience of natural green space, plus some interesting questions from the audience.


As ever, should you have any queries, suggestions or contributions for future newsletters, or would like to get in touch about LISW events, do let us know on or via the social media links below.


Best wishes




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