New date added!
Thursday 5 November
9:00am - 1:00pm AEST (QLD), 10:00am - 2:00pm AEDT
This is Part 1 of a 2-part course focused on Landscape Evaluation and Visual Impact Assessment. The Landscape and Visual Assessment: 101 - Overview
course will provide an introduction to landscape and visual assessment and key concepts.
We will explore the main approaches and techniques used in landscape evaluation, key outputs and what is needed for positive planning outcomes. The speakers will also provide an overview of visual impact assessment methods, tools and principles, discuss private and public domain considerations, how to scope a visual impact assessment, and how to determine and interpret visual impacts.
This workshop will reference the AILA Guidance Note and aims to improve consistency amongst practitioners. It is an opportunity for engagement with senior practitioners working in this field and will provide an opportunity for discussion of the main issues and trends affecting LVA, and identifying areas that practitioners need to resolve in this field.
Landscape and Visual Assessment (LVA) is a growing area of professional landscape practice at two scales - the evaluation and mapping of landscape values and constraints associated with scenic quality generally to guide land use planning and policy (ranging from regional to local level, both rural and urban); and visual impact assessment of specific development projects on sites with a range of landscape values, affecting a range of sensitive receptors.
In landscape and scenic evaluation it is important to understand the needs of planners and the most effective ways of protecting landscape values through the planning system; and in visual impact assessment an appreciation of ranking impacts, mitigation and relative effects are similarly important. Approaches to both these fields have varied over the years, but the Queensland AILA (through the Regional Landscape Working Group) is progressively standardising terminology and methodology with the Guidance Notes for Landscape and Visual Assessment (GNLVA).
This webinar is aimed at those Landscape Architects who wish to learn more about this field of practice and the GNLVA, whether in order to practice in this area or to brief clients, Councils or developers and scope the studies required.
An introduction to landscape and visual assessment, including:
key concepts, approaches and latest tools
key outputs, what do planners need
expert assessment vs community input
methods, tools and principles
private and public domain considerations
scoping a visual impact assessment
understanding visual impacts
Introduction to and an overview of LVA across the States, including the Queensland AILA Guidance Notes (GNLVA) and the work of the Regional Landscapes Group (an AILA Advocacy committee)
An update on where the field of LVA is currently 'at'
An understanding of the main techniques and approaches (what 'works' and what doesn't, based on real world examples) objectives, inputs and outputs; sufficient for scoping and briefing LVA studies
Explore a range of issues and trends affecting LVA - what is the future, and what do LVA practitioners need to resolve
Practicing Landscape Architects with an interest in / or some experience with Landscape and Visual Assessment
Local government officers and those briefing or scoping Landscape and Visual Assessments
Students of landscape architecture and landscape planning
This workshop will be run by two experts in the field:
Grad Dip Land Arch MURP FAILA RLA FEIANZ CEnvPMPIA
Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner, retired after almost 40 years multi-disciplinary experience in environmental and landscape studies and their integration with town planning. He has particular expertise in the assessment of landscape values and conservation significance, with several awards for mapping the 'green base' for local government planning schemes. He is also experienced in EISs and as expert witness in environmental, visual and open space impacts.
BBE (L’Arch) MLA AILA Director, IRIS Visual Planning + Design
Suzie is a Registered Landscape Architect specialising in Landscape and Visual Assessment, Landscape Planning and Design. With a career spanning 25 years, she has worked across Australia and internationally, including with several large international design and engineering firms. Suzie started her consultancy firm in 2013 and now works on major infrastructure projects across Australia providing expert landscape and visual assessment advice.
CPD accrued for attendance: 7 Formal points
Part 1: Landscape and Visual Assessment: 101 - Overview
- $175 for AILA members, $275 for non-members (8 September 2020, 4 hours). Registration on this page will cover this Part 1 workshop.
*Part 2: Landscape and Visual Assessment Masterclass
- $175 for AILA members, $275 for non-members. Places in part two of the course will be offered initially to participants in part one of the course, it will then be opened to other members. This Part two course will be held early next year.
This is a small group workshop for maximum 20 participants so book now to secure your place!
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