Many countries in the world are feeling the effects of increasing inflation, whether due to increases in fuel, the war in Ukraine reducing cereal crops or fertiliser costs increasing due to sanctions on Russia (the largest exporter of fertiliser ) along with the increased threat of climate change. In many nations, people are facing critical […]
Attracting people to become Landscape Architects
There is increasing demand for landscape architects as more clients (private & public) engage landscape architects to undertake masterplans, infill development, upgrade city centres, infrastructure, climate change adaptation and many other projects. At the same time, many leave the industry as they reach retirement age or seek to change careers. Therefore, the profession needs to […]
The need to combat ‘international design’ landscapes and embrace the local context
Over the past two decades, landscape architecture has grown in importance and stature across the world. More and more landscape architects are taking on projects in their local area and abroad. However, over the same period, we have seen an increase in the design of spaces that are standard style, with many designs imitating or […]
Landscape Architect to Director – what is the career progression of a landscape architect?
Landscape Architects, when working in private and public organisations, often have various job titles however, in many countries, the same titles (levels) are used to differentiate between the various levels of skills and expertise of a landscape architect. These job titles can differ from firm to firm, this following guide gives an outline of the […]
Should cities retreat due to climate change?
Over the past few months, the world has endured floods, heatwaves, droughts, fires and many events due to climate change’s impacts. Some commentators state that these events have been part of living with ‘nature’ for decades and that we have to live with them. However, many are starting to ask, Is it time to retreat? Can communities […]