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 and city streetscapes. We’ll explore practical design issues through a co-design workshop and walking tours relating to soundscape mapping and urban food production.

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Download a flyer here.


Landscape Institute AGM & Jellicoe Lecture

4.30pm, 2nd November 2017, Bristol City Hall.

The Landscape Institute is holding its national AGM in Bristol this year, also on 2nd November at Bristol City Hall.  The AGM starts at 4.30pm and is free to attend, but please book a ticket (here) to allow organisers to arrange sufficient seating and refreshments.


Following the AGM the Jellicoe Lecture will be held between 6pm and 7.30pm at the same venue.  The speakers will continue with the day’s theme of health and the public realm, including Dr Campbell Murdoch on encouraging outdoor social and physical activity to support mental health and physical wellbeing, while author Lynsey Hanley will look at links between housing, social equality and mental health.  This event is also free to attend, open to anyone and followed by a drinks reception.  Please book a free ticket (here).,57WAU,PUNXYS,K32ZM,1#tickets


Upcoming Regional Events.

Festival of the Future City Bath: 19th – 21st Oct.

Download the brochure here.

Festival of the Future City Bristol: 18th – 20th Oct. Download the brochure here.

Smart Cities conference: 17th Oct, (info here) part of Digital Cities Bristol running from 16th – 20th 

Mid to Late C20 landscapes in the South West


The Gardens Trust campaign ‘Compiling the Record: The essential mid to late C20 Landscapes‘ is looking for nominations of important designed landscapes from the 1960s to the mid 1990s.  This includes cemeteries, gardens and country parks, as well as civic, commercial, institutional, sport and housing landscapes.  To date, landscapes from the south west are under-represented so if you would like to nominate a south west landscape please click here for more details or use the online form.

The West of England’s Genius Loci


You may also be interested in a study that was commissioned by the West of England Joint Spatial Plan team to investigate whether the West of England has a ‘sense of place’.  Read the findings here.

Westonbirt Visit – Pests and Diseases Talk


Finally, many thanks to those who joined us at Westonbirt for an interesting talk from staff at the Forest Researchcentre about threats from tree pests and diseases, both those that are present in the UK and those approaching our shores.  We also heard from the biosecurity team at the Forestry Commission about the importance of taking precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens.


For more information on the ‘Keep it Clean’ initiative and on how to improve your biosecurity procedures as landscape professionals, follow the link here.

Should you have any queries, suggestions or contributions for future newsletters do let us know or via the social media links below.


Best Wishes





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