Landscape Institute re-launches its journal as part of cost-cutting exercise

The Landscape Institute is re-launching its journal - Landscape - next week as part of plans to tackle its financial problems.

The journal will re-launch from 27 April as a quarterly publication, reduced from 11 editions a year.  

In addition, the Landscape Institute's monthly printed newsletter Vista is being scrapped and replaced with a fortnightly online service.

Director of policy and communications Paul Lincoln said the move away from printed material was part of a drive to save cash. He would not reveal how much money was being saved, but told HW: "We are going to be saving an awful lot of paper and postage.

"Although clearly we have needed to make changes I am excited by the fact we have responded very positively and will provide a really good quality journal and useful news service."

A preview copy of the journal will be available at the Street Design exhibition in Birmingham tomorrow (21 April), where the Landscape Institute is running a series of seminars on green infrastructure in street design.

The seminars are:

Green Streets and Water
Sue Illman and Judith Puckmayr from Illman Young

Regeneration in the Context of Green Infrastructure
Kate Dacruz from Cass Associates and environmental specialist Mike Babuin of the Town of Cary, North Carolina
Shared Surfaces - Dare to Share: Ashford and Islington
Lindsey Whitelaw from Whitelaw Turkington and Cay-Joachim Crasemann from Project Centre

Lessons to Learn from Green Infrastructure

"The Green, Green Roots of Home: GI and New Settlements, The Cambourne Case Study"
Dick Longdin from Randall Thorp Landscape Architects

Design Can Make a Difference
Catharine Ward-Thompson from Edinburgh College of Art

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