Landscape Institute CPD










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Learning outcomes

Develop your knowledge of BIM, GIS, soils, SuDS, soft skills and more

Programme of speakers:


Better bid writing – can you afford not to go?

David Gourlay, Director at Hall Aitken

Guidance on how to apply more successfully for project funds, including the principles of good bid-writing, key steps to plan your applications, the wider aspects of investment readiness, and the tools to develop a bid-writing checklist and action plan.


How the selection of paving materials and design detail enable transport links to be incorporated into the public realm.

Mathew Haslam, Managing Director at Hardscape, Dave Lowe, Commercial Director at Hardscape, and Graham Woodward, Regional Head (Midlands) at Atkins

Informative guided site visits to Birmingham New Street Station (am) and Snow Hill Midland Metro and Commercial District (pm)


Humans, Habitat and Health: the role of the landscape profession

Marcus Grant, Expert Advisor to WHO European Healthy Cities Network, Design Council CABE and SHINE Bristol Health Partners

An outline of the public health world and discussion about barriers to the creation of healthier human habitats, and how to align our work with other stakeholders for success.



Sue Illman, Owner of Illman Young Landscape Design Ltd and Past President of the Landscape Institute

Details TBC


A Nordic Approach to Street Furniture

Romy Rawlings, UK Business Development Manager at Vestre

An introduction to Scandinavian design, technical details of the most commonly used materials, Vestre’s approach to sustainability and a few case studies of Vestre products.



Mike Shilton, Product Director at Keysoft Solutions

An explanation of how BIM can help deliver better-performing landscapes, on time and to budget; the challenges of implementing BIM within the design and management of landscapes; how the LI has supported BIM within the profession to date; and the opportunities BIM offers for the future.


Practical applications of soil science to landscape construction

Tim White, Senior Associate at Tim O’Hare Associates

An introduction to a range of soil topics, including the basic principles of soil science, tree pit considerations and soil depths, systems used for trees in hardscape, and soil requirements for wildflower grassland establishment.


Marketing yourself as a landscape professional

Peter Wilder, Director at Wilder Associates

Details TBC

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