Landscape Planning & Assessment

Professional category

Landscape Planning & Assessment

This category recognises landscape studies or plans that have led, guided or influenced planning projects at an international, national or sub-regional level.

Typical entries

Typical entries may include:

  • Landscape character assessments
  • Landscape appraisals
  • Planning policy formulation relating to land use change and/or development at a strategic level
  • Strategic landscape masterplans
  • Sustainable development strategies
  • Regeneration strategies
  • Land or resource management strategies
  • Transport strategies, hydrological studies etc, in which landscape professionals have played a significant role

Judging criteria

  • Degree to which landscape issues have underpinned or been integrated with other socio-economic or cultural considerations
  • Impact on decision-making (significance of actual, or potential, influence)
  • Effective and creative use of landscape assessment techniques and judgements as studies leading to strategies or policies influencing broader planning studies (some of the work in this category may not use landscape assessment techniques)
  • Quality of research and analysis
  • Creative and imaginative proposals
  • Degree to which it had contributed to the development of the art and science of landscape architecture

Specific requirements for entry

  • Study or planning documents. Where there are too many for the submission file limits, choose those most relevant or supply in such a way as to fit the submission requirements.

Entry requirements

  • Name of scheme
  • Entrant details
  • Details of LI professional member responsible for production of work
  • Client / Owner authority
  • Scheme details (client and project team, site information, site size, relevant dates, brief, budget, phasing details)
  • Covering statement, up to 600 words, including
    • Purpose: describe the project requirements, scope, context, philosophy and intent.
    • Role of the landscape professional: describe the precise role and responsibility of the LI professional member and the role of all other significant participants including owner or client.
    • Significance: explain the project’s relevance to the client, the profession, the public and the environment. Describe how the project meets the criteria for judging in the appropriate category and why it is worthy of an award.
    • Innovation: explain how the scheme is unique or special, together with any unusual or demanding problems which were solved
    • Why this scheme deserves to win an award
  • List of contractors and partners to be credited in publicity materials if the entry wins an Award
  • File upload: Submission document addressing the Specific Requirements for Entry set out above, in PDF format, 100MB max file size. Refer to the Submission Document Requirements on the ‘How to Enter’ page for more details of what to include in this document.
  • Images upload: You can upload up to 15 images (JPEG, at least 300dpi) from your submission document, to be featured in promotional material and publicised by the LI. For each image, you will need to provide a brief description, image credit and confirmation that it can be used in publicity.
  • Online media: if you have referenced a video or website in your submission, provide the URL

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