Science, Management and Stewardship

Professional category

Transforming through Management and Science

This category recognises the importance of management and science of landscape for projects that have incorporated a significant contribution from a landscape or place professional where this input is reflected in the planning, design, ecology and/or management of a particular site, place, scheme or strategy. This category is also open to IPM and NAAONB members.

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Transforming through Management and Science

Typical entries may include:

  • Management plans and ecological strategies for designated landscapes and habitats
  • River catchment and coastal plans and strategies
  • Habitat restoration, management and monitoring plans — Place Management plans & strategies
  • Parks and open spaces management plans
  • Management plans for historic parks and landscape
  • Protected species method statements and action plans
  • Soil and hydrology assessments and management strategies
  • Guidance or advice notes on biodiversity, protected species or habitat management
  • Surveys, plans and strategies for public realm associated with business parks, educational facilities and housing and other development

Judging criteria

  • Clear demonstration of the added value provided by the landscape professional throughout the project
  • Sustainability in terms of conservation and enhancement of intrinsic landscape and biological value, resources, innovative solutions and contribution to ecosystem services
  • Clarity of advice and recommendations: specifically aims and objectives and delivery through conservation, enhancement and management
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the plan or guidance by those responsible for implementation
  • Quality and thoroughness of surveys and other supporting information
  • Evidence of implementation of advice and recommendations
  • Evidence of monitoring and review

Specific requirements for entry

  • One copy of the survey, management plan or strategy and supporting documentation
  • Before, progress and after photographs
  • Records of monitoring reviewed against the aims and objectives

Entry requirements

  • Name of scheme
  • Entrant details
  • Details of LI professional member or IPM / NAAONB 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 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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