6 December 2016
We are delighted to announce that WYG was among the winners at the Landscape Institute Awards Ceremony on the 24th November in London.
Mary O’Connor, Associate Director, WYG, and Professor Carys Swanwick were presented with a Highly Commended award at the ceremony last week. They were recognised in the category ‘Communication and Presentation’ for their work in designing and delivering a series of master classes and training events on the ‘Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, 3rd Edition’ (GLVIA3).
GLVIA3 was published jointly by the Landscape Institute (LI) and Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) in 2013, reflecting developments in the field of environmental impact assessment over the previous ten years. The master classes and training events provided by Mary and Carys were important in establishing wide acceptance of the assessment approach advocated in the Guidelines and its consistent application amongst practitioners.
These events were very well supported by LI members, with an overall estimated 600 attendees, and feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. Their success led to Mary and Carys being commissioned to provide other bespoke events: for planning inspectors, for local authority officers, and for sister landscape institutes in New Zealand and Ireland.
The Landscape Institute Awards are presented to landscape professionals in recognition of their outstanding work, and to encourage excellence. Each year the LI applauds those working on the most innovative projects to have shaped, restored and protected the natural and built environment.
Upon receiving the award, Mary O’Connor said: “The very satisfying feedback from LI members who attended these event and continuing demand for similar events reinforces their value to participants, and it is particularly satisfying for our work to be recognised by our peers in this award”.
Further details of WYG’s LVIA services can be found here.