Pro bono publico landscape architecture

May I underline Tom’s page on pro bono landscape architecture by referring to the example of the American Bar Association whose ethical rules require members to contribute 50 hours of pro bono work each year, to quote their website:
” Thus, all lawyers should aspire to render some legal services without fee or expectation of fee for the good of the public.” ref. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/pro_bono.htm and from their model rules of conduct Rule 6.1 “Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service”.
In England the relevant statement (no hours defined) is on the Law Society website: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/practice-management/pro-bono/
and the National Pro Bono Centre aims to support the legal profession in the provision of pro bono services, and assist looking for pro bono services, see
http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/practice-management/pro-bono/
The RICS also promotes pro bono work, see its web page for its Charity Property Help which offers “charities and voluntary organisations a minimum one-hour consultation with an RICS-regulated firm free of charge”, ref.
http://www.rics.org/uk/about-rics/what-we-do/corporate-responsibility/charity-property-help/

Robert Holden is a London-based landscape architect who read architecture & landscape architecture at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. On graduating he worked for the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer (State Forestry Service) on a visual survey of Oostelijk Flevoland and for Allain Provost in Paris on recreation planning of the French coastline east of Dunkerque. In London he has worked for Derek Lovejoys (1971-75) and Clouston (1976-89) including extensive work in the Middle East. • In the 1980s he was particularly known for his work on business park masterplanning such as Aztec West near Bristol, Capability Green Luton and Colchester Business Park. He was a Clouston director responsible for bureau d’étude work at EuroDisneyland in 1988-9; • since the 1990s he has been involved in smaller practices (including Clifton Design 1990-91 and Holden Liversedge 1991-99), and Cracknell Ferns (1999-2009). • projects have included work in France, Germany, Kuwait, Libya, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, UAE, and Russia as well as the UK. • he was lecturer, latterly Head of Landscape & postgraduate landscape architecture programme leader at the University of Greenwich, 1992-2013. • Currently he serves on the Landscape Institute Council having previously served 1983-86; he was Education Vice President of the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (2001-4) & from 2005-2008 was EFLA Secretary General. EFLA is now IFLA Europe. • From Feb.-June 2014 he undertook a Tübitak (Turkish Science Research Council) scholarship, at Istanbul Technical University, looking as sustainability & public domain in Istanbul. In 2015 he taught at Corvinus University on their MLA. Interests include sustainability & landscape architecture, post industrial landscapes, landscape construction, the European landscape profession, and aspects of C18th landscape gardening, especially the ferme ornée. HIs latest book (joint with Jamie Liversedge) is "Landscape Architecture as a Career": Laurence King (Feb. 2014) in English and Spanish.

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