Professional category

Excellence in climate, environment, and social outcomes

This award celebrates the landscape professionals role in projects at a range of scales which mitigate or adapt to climate change, contribute to sustainable built infrastructure schemes, mitigate flood risk and enhance the sustainable use and management of natural resources. 

It is open to individual chartered, fellow or academic member of the Landscape Institute or an office, department or section headed by a chartered member of the Institute. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which provide tangible benefits to addressing the climate and  biodiversity  emergencies.   This may be in the form of low-impact designs, specifications for reduced embodied carbon, afforestation strategies, or other approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the efficient use of natural resources.   The submission will also demonstrate tangible social benefits and outcomes.

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • New process or intervention 
  • Design: concept/outline  
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Design implementation 
  • Management strategy 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria:

  • Design
  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry: 

  • has evidence of the role of the LA in leading or influencing the project to deliver measures to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergencies
  • has evidence as to how sustainability, minimising carbon footprint, climate change resilience and efficient use and management of resources has informed all aspects of planning, design and implementation of the scheme
  • has evidence as to how the scheme has overcome site challenges in an innovative or creative way
  • provides evidence of wider social benefits

Follow this link to read more details on these criteria and the sub-criteria to make sure you clearly identify how your work meets the specific requirements for your category.


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be of any scale
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2021 and July 2023
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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