Landscape Institute plans to publish paper on housing

The Landscape Institute (LI) expects to publish a position statement examining the relationship between housing and landscape, some time in the new year.

The Housing Working Group, a sub-group of the LI's Policy Committee, is currently drafting the Housing Position Statement.

It will set out the ways in which the landscape profession contributes towards the environmental, social and economic sustainability of communities.

A total of 52 case studies were received from firms following a call for exemplars to be included in the document.

The statement is particularly significant in the wake of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2008 being awarded to Cambridge housing scheme Accordia, which included landscape design from Grant Associates.

The document will highlight aspects such as materials used in projects, funding sources and other partners in the work.

The 52 projects submitted will be whittled down to five, according to LI director of policy and communications Paul Lincoln. He said: "We'll be looking at the important relationship between housing and the landscape."

For information about the statement email Stephen Russell at

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