Assessing Place: How Character Influences Decision Making & Design
9:30am - 4pm
This year’s LISW AGM and CPD Day considers how character assessment is applied in practice and used to inform decision making in planning and design. Speakers from varied areas of practice, including highways, forestry and urban design, will look at good practice from case studies across the south west and beyond, demonstrating that planning our environment is most successful when based on a sound assessment of the landscape context. We will take the opportunity to consider LI Technical Guidance in landscape character assessment, townscape character assessment and photography and photomontage, and look ahead to potential upcoming reviews of some of this guidance. Workshops will take place in the afternoon focussing on townscape character, photography and photomontage.
It is hoped that attendees will be attracted to the event from the public, private and voluntary sectors from a range of disciplines including planning, transport, urban design, arboriculture, heritage as well as landscape architecture.
The LISW AGM will take place after lunch.
Speakers and Topics:
Christine Tudor, Natural England - Introduction to the practical applications of landscape character assessment in decision making, including a review of current and upcoming technical guidance.
Tony Sangwine, Highways Agency – Setting highways within the landscape, looking at landscape character and highway design.
Sally Marshall, LUC – Landscape character assessment and sensitivity studies, using examples from Plymouth, Dartmoor National Park and further afield.
Richard Hellier, Forestry Commission – The importance of forestry design responding to landscape character.
Ian Houlston, LDA – Workshop on Townscape Character Assessment, including a review of the updated LI Technical Guidance published in 2017
Mike Spence, MSEnvironmental – Workshop on Photomontage ‘Getting it Right Every Time’, including a discussion informing the current review of LI Technical Guidance on photography and photomontage.
Chris Hale, Nicholas Pearson Associates - Proportionality in Visualisation and use of Photomontage, including consideration of the LI Techincal Guidance issued in 2017.
9:30 Arrival for coffee
10:00 Presentations commence
Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.
We will do our best to accommodate any dietary requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image credit: Sally Marshall, LUC.