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Landscape Institute LI UK – History, Future and 100th Anniversary in 2029

Transcript of video. What is the purpose of the Landscape Institute? An institute is “an organisational body created for a certain purpose”. So, for the Landscape Institute, what is that purpose? My preferred answer comes from our best known and

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Future Vision for the UK Landscape Institute LI

Future Vision for the Landscape Institute UK This article by Robert Holden, Edward Hutchison and Tom Turner was written in response to a general request from the then president of the LI for articles about the its future. It was

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Jordan Peterson: God, post-Postmodernism and Metamodernism

Is Jordan Peterson’s philosophical position Modern, Postmodern, post-Postmodern or Metamodern? Politically, the left castigates Jordan Peterson as ‘right-wing’ and even ‘alt-right’1. Sections of the right do admire him. But Peterson sees himself, reasonably in my view , as a classical

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Victoria Tower Gardens Holocaust Memorial: a landscape architect’s objection

Victoria Tower Gardens UK National Holocaust Memorial Following the refusal of planning permission by Westminster City Council, an inquiry into the applicant’s appeal starts on Tuesday 6th October 2020 and is expected to last for 4 weeks. Here is my

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Landscape architecture podcasts

Podcasts about landscape architecture, urban design and planning Here is the page list of landscape architecture podcasts. Many of the podcasts, by Tom Turner, are also available (or will be available) as illustrated Youtube videos. The podcasts published to up

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Nine Lectures on Landscape Architecture

A lecture series organised by the London Branch of the Landscape Institute (LI_London) , the Friends of the Landscape Archive at Reading (FOLAR) and the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is going to be published on Youtube on Sunday

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Thirlwall Claire, From Idea to Site: A project guide to creating better landscapes, book review

Publishers are trained to ask ‘so who is your book aimed at?’ when considering a proposal. My usual thought, if not my answer, is ‘everyone’. Claire, I assume, gave a better-targeted answer: ‘practicing landscape architects’. This is good. The landscape

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Climate change mitigation through landscape planning

Podcast on climate change mitigation through landscape planning Landscape factors, both human and non-human, influence climate change and can be managed to mitigate  adverse consequences. Human factors include agriculture, forestry, urbanisation, power generation and transport. Natural factors include changes in

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London Landscape Replacement Policy

Brexiteers have called for London to become a ‘Singapore-on-Thames’ and one aspect of this is very attractive. Singapore has seen itself as a Garden City for many years and it agreed  a landscape replacement policy in 2009. LUSH 2.0 is

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The story of landscape architecture – podcasts

 You can subscribe to the series on  Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic (+ other hosts) though the frequency podcasting is sure to be variable. The first podcast in the series tells the history of

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