The 2021 WLA Awards open registrations

The 2021 WLA Awards are now open for registrations. The WLA Awards are an annual international landscape architecture awards that seek to honour landscape architects for their outstanding work and promote the profession across the world. Now in its fifth year, I can say that I am excited to see the entries for the 2021 […]

The increasing importance of outdoor space

During COVID, whether in lockdown or restrictions, people have become more aware of the importance of the outdoor spaces, whether it is their own garden, local or regional park and the wider landscape. Residential GardensThroughout 2020 people have gained a greater appreciation for the home gardens and nurseries have seen an increase in outdoor and […]

Creating a knowledge culture

Knowledge is key to ensuring that people are learning, growing and engaged in their professional careers. Often organisations leave it to individuals to undertaken training; this only benefits the person and their close group of colleagues. To build a knowledge culture within your landscape architecture firm or organisation, their needs to be opportunities for people […]

Can landscape architects take on the challenges of Climate Change?

In their latest report Climate Change and Land, the IPCC has stated that land is a critical resource under growing human pressure through Agriculture, forestry as well as other types of land use that collectively account for 23% of human greenhouse gas emissions. According to the IPCC, the critical for food security, but this needs […]

Improving quality through independent reviews

Independent reviews (peer reviews) are important for projects as they provide an assessment and feedback from an expert who is impartial and not involved with the project to critically review and evaluate the content. The quality of a project can improve with successive reviews at various milestones (end of stages) to ensure that issues are […]