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Professional category

Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing

This award celebrates projects which emphasises human health and wellbeing. 

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 celebratelandscape projects that seek to maximise the positive impact of place on human health and wellbeing. This may be place-based health strategies or plans, for instance those which seek to increase access to nature for health, or they may be targeted design or management interventions, such as mitigating the health impacts of air pollution.  This includes greening of healthcare facilities such as hospitals and carehomes. 

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

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Design implementation 
  • Management strategy 

Judging criteria

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

  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 
  • The relevant aspects of the Design criteria

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

  • has evidence of role of LA in leading or influencing project design to provide benefits to public health and well being through a range of measures – accessibility, opportunities for engagement, biodiversity, beauty, etc
  • has evidence as to how health and well being issues have informed design process
  • maximises impact on human health and wellbeing, and other social outcomes 
  • relies upon thorough and robust analysis of impacts, risks, and 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 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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