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CPD Day, 2 October 2017 - Birmingham

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Monday, 2 October 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 (BST)

CPD Day, 2 October 2017 - Birmingham

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Early Bird Landscape Institute Member
This ticket is for members of the Landscape Institute who book before the early bird booking deadline of 5:00 pm on Friday 15 September.
Ended £125.00 £0.00 £25.00
Early Bird Pathway-registered candidate
This ticket is for LI members registered on the Pathway to Chartership who book before the early bird booking deadline of 5:00 pm on Friday 15 September.
Ended £100.00 £0.00 £20.00
Concessionary member
This applies to those who qualify for concessionary membership with the Landscape Institute only
2d 5h 36m £50.00 £0.00 £10.00
Special reg prax rate   more info 2d 5h 36m £80.00 £0.00 £16.00
Standard Landscape Institute Member ticket   more info 2d 5h 36m £145.00 £0.00 £29.00
Standard Pathway-registered candidate ticket   more info 2d 5h 36m £125.00 £0.00 £25.00
Non-LI member ticket   more info 2d 5h 36m £150.00 £0.00 £30.00

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Part of the LI's role is to ensure that the highest standards of professional competence and knowledge are upheld by its members. To this end, the LI Code of Conduct requires all corporate member to complete a minimum of 25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning each year.

Due to popular demand, the Landscape Institute's CPD Days are back. The next LI CPD day will be on Tuesday 2 October 2017 at The Studio in Birmingham, which is a few minutes' walk from New Street Station.

LI CPD days are an excellent and affordable way for LI members and landscape-related professionals to develop their professional knowledge and expertise. Our CPD days offer delegates a variety of sessions throughout the day, covering a wide range of subjects.

The cost of attendance includes lunch, tea/coffee, and networking opportunities. Registration opens at 8:30 am for a 9:30 am start (except for the site visit with Hardscape, which commences at 9 am) and the event closes at 5 pm.


Choose your sessions here - please note these are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis and the deadline for choosing your sessions is 12 noon on Wednesday 27 September. If you have not made your choice by this date, you are asked to select from the sessions that still have availability when you register on Monday 2 October.



David Gourlay, Director at Hall Aitken Better bid writing – can you afford not to go? 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.
Mathew Haslam, Managing Director at Hardscape, Dave Lowe, Commercial Director at Hardscape, and Graham Woodward, Regional Head (Midlands) at Atkins How the selection of paving materials and design detail enable transport links to be incorporated into the public realm. Informative guided site visits to Birmingham New Street Station (am) and Snow Hill Midland Metro and Commercial District (pm)
Marcus Grant, Expert Advisor to WHO European Healthy Cities Network, Design Council CABE and SHINE Bristol Health Partners Humans, Habitat and Health: the role of the landscape profession. 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

SuDS – ‘Getting it right’ on siteWhilst getting the design and detailing of SuDS is crucial, construction is equally important, and ‘Getting it right’ may be a key factor in having your scheme adopted.  Whilst we all understand the complexities of site works, SuDS add their own particular requirements and constraints.  As Lead Author for the new SuDS Construction Guidance, published by CIRIA, Sue will share the key issues with you to avoid ‘What can go wrong’.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the key issues in SuDS construction from initial site planning to handover
  • What needs to be considered if and when VE occurs or the contractor suggests substitutes
  • Why site management is critical to timely and effective construction
  • How the guidance addresses individual site components
  • How to deal with specific site problems
  • What you need to check and when
  • Learn from others mistakes to avoid repeating them!
David McKenna, Studio Associate Director at IBI Group
Inclusive design and inclusivity appraisals. An introduction to inclusivity appraisals as best practice for landscape design and public realm projects, promoting a balanced and qualitative approach to design that improves the experience of all users.
Romy Rawlings, UK Business Development Manager at Vestre A Nordic Approach to Street Furniture. 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 BIM and GIS. 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.
Tim White, Senior Associate at Tim O’Hare Associates Practical applications of soil science to landscape construction. 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.
Peter Wilder, Director at Wilder Associates Marketing yourself as a landscape professional. A quickfire presentation covering brand, market targeting and effective communication to help landscape professionals raise their profile in a market increasingly saturated with information.


The final timetable for the event will be available shortly.

CPD Days allow delegates to pick up to  five sessions across the morning and afternoon. You will be asked to indicate your preferences for individual sessions a couple of weeks in advance of the event, so please make sure you check for updates that will be emailed to you giving the final timetable. Please make sure that you read the timetable and session summaries, before you complete the form.

Please note, you will be asked to choose a first, second and third choice for each time slot. This is because sessions may become over-subscribed. In this case we will place you on a waiting list for your preferred session but offer you your second or third choice in the meantime. It is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment.



I would like to attend but my employer requires an invoice - how do I book?

You will need to e-mail or post a purchase order form (please note, a purchase order number is not sufficient, we require the actual form) to with 'CPD Day Birmingham booking' in the subject line. Your place will be reserved and you will then be sent an invoice, as requested. Please note, no places will be reserved till the PO form has been received. If you are posting your form, please send it to Sabina Mohideen, Landscape Institute, 107 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Name changes are permitted until 4 working days before the event – Thursday 28 September 2017.

What is the refund policy?

Registrations are non-refundable.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please contact to let us know of any name changes. We need to record accurate attendee information for each event.


Cancellation Policy: 

Name changes permitted.

Written notice should be sent to Sabina Mohideen by post or email: Landscape Institute 107 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ

Data Protection: Landscape Institute may from time to time send information to those who registered for the conference about other events and related products or services.
Landscape Institute, 107 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TZ Tel: 020 7685 2640



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The Studio
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Monday, 2 October 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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The Landscape Institute provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers.

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