Human skills are an intrinsic factor for professional and personal success. But despite this, they are often overlooked in continuing professional development. The Landscape Institute facilitated this particular day to give a crucial skills-boost to everyone, in all disciplines and at all levels of seniority.

The health and wellbeing of everyone – both physical and mental – is of tremendous value to society. And in recent years, political understanding of the links between health, wellbeing, landscape and place has been growing.

The day, held at thestudio in Birmingham in October, explored the contribution the landscape profession makes to planning, designing and managing healthy landscapes – places that deliver primary prevention and reduce pressure on public services, for us and for future generations.

Hardscape sponsored and supported the event that had lots of interactive sessions, including an outdoor community engagement workshop, a group brainstorm of a road map for change, and a drinks reception nobody wanted to miss – it was a real opportunity to get hands-on in person! Hardscape’s Ross Manders also chaired some of the sessions.

Look out for the next one here.