Urban Design and Masterplanning

Professional category

Urban Design and Master planning

This category is for area-based regeneration projects. Projects should be led, or jointly led, by a landscape professional and may involve other disciplines in the role(s) of co or sub-consultants.

Projects should exhibit at least one completed phase of the project or a strategy, development framework or master plan that is working towards or has achieved a planning status – eg it forms part of a successful planning application; has become a Supplementary Planning Guidance; or forms the basis of an Area Action Plan

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Typical entries

Typical entries may include:

  • Urban design frameworks/strategies
  • Development frameworks or master plans
  • Development or design briefs
  • Design codes

Judging criteria

  • Effectiveness of the proposals in supporting the objectives of sustainable development
  • Thoroughness and rigour of project approach
  • Clarity and quality of design proposals and recommendations
  • Innovation in approach and product
  • Evidence of stakeholder involvement
  • Project deliverability

Specific requirements for entry

  • Copy of the reports and/or project masterplan.

Submission 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)
  • Site visit details (access details, site contact details if needed)
  • 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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