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 two documents mentioned during the day:



LISW Christmas Quiz

Our Christmas Quiz will be held on 5th December in Bristol (venue to be confirmed – keep an eye out for details).  We’ll be playing for the coveted (?!) Golden Gnome, so prepare your team names now!

Other Events around the Region

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) South West England Section and the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) South West Regional Group are holding a conference titled ‘Life in Earth: Soils, the forgotten science in ecology‘ on 6th December at the Rothamsted Research facility, North Wyke, Devon. Further details are available on this link.

  • An introduction to Livingwalls workshop by Growing Food Vertically, 25th November, Bristol.
  • The Academy of Urbanism / Bristol Young Urbanists Bristol Film & Discussion Night: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, November 29th at the Salt Cafe, Bristol.  For more info click here.
  • Hedge laying course in Okehapmton by A Forgotten Landscape on 9th and 10th December. Clickhere to register.

Other News

  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have launched the ‘Building with Nature‘ benchmark scheme which has been developed through a partnership with the University of the West of England and sets a new standard for high-quality green infrastructure.  Download a brochure here.

Finally, as we near the end of the year members are reminded to review and complete CPD records and update objectives in line with LI Guidance – for more details see the CPD pages online in the Members Area under ‘My LI’.

Should you have any queries, suggestions or contributions for future newsletters do let us know on or via the social media links below.  We are now turning our thoughts to next year’s events and would welcome any suggestions for speakers or discussion points for an event themed around Landscape Planning / Landscape Assessment.

Best Wishes


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