Digital technology is transforming the landscape and placemaking profession. As well as the Building Information Modelling (BIM) revolution in construction, geospatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), GPS, remote sensing and geofencing are changing the face of both the built and natural environment.

The next LI CPD day will be on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London. Join us for a day of digital training, learning and discussion with leading experts in AR, VR, BIM, GIS, game tech, data protection, and more.

Choose from 20 individual expert-led sessions, network with fellow professionals, and develop your skills and knowledge in a crucial area of practice.

Topics covered

✔ 3D printing, scanning and visualisation

✔ 4D construction

✔ Augmented and virtual reality





✔ TreeRadar

✔ Digital futures

✔ Digital marketing

✔ Smart design

✔ Immersive technology

✔ Animation

✔ Proportionality

✔ And more

Reasons to attend

✔ Exchange ideas, information and knowledge with fellow landscape and placemaking professionals

✔ Understand the role of emerging technology in your profession

✔ Explore your digital future with cutting-edge case studies and research

✔ Take your digital engagement to the next level with access to new thinking, new s and the latest best practice

✔ Receive practical advice and inspiration from leading authorities in digital landscape and placemaking

✔ Learn about smart and innovative ways of using emerging technology to deliver services and improve your day-to-day working

✔ Understand of data networks such as the Internet of things can help us re-imagine our urban spaces and solve modern challenges

✔ Engage in learning and reflection that may contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD)

Final timetable confirmed

Join us for a post-CPD networking drinks reception

Meet LI President-Elect Adam White FLI, ask those good-to-know questions and chat more with the speakers. Thanks to sponsorship from our corporate partner Hardscape, we are able to hold a networking and drinks reception for attendees.

Invitations will be sent to all confirmed delegates once booking closes. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to look out for your invite!

Can’t make it on the day?

We will also be live-streaming the event on the day, registration for which is free. The live stream gives you limited access to the day, with four hours of content pre-selected by us; but it is also a good way to access some of the training if you cannot make it in person.

About Institute CPD days

Part of LI’s role is to ensure that our members uphold the highest standards of professional competence and knowledge. To this end, the LI Code of Conduct requires all corporate members to complete a minimum of 25 hours’ continuing professional development (CPD) learning each year.

The LI hosts a number of dedicated CPD Days in various regional locations throughout the year. The next event will take place on Tuesday 20 March in the Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London, which is just a short journey from several major stations including Waterloo, Euston, St Pancras, Liverpool Street, and Victoria. Join us for a day of digital training, learning and discussion with leading experts in AR, VR, BIM, GIS, game technology, data protection, and more.

LI CPD days are an excellent and affordable way for LI members and landscape-related professionals to develop their professional knowledge and expertise. The cost of attendance includes lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities. Registration opens at 8.30am for a 9.30am start, and the event closes at 5pm.

For booking and FAQs, click the booking link below.

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  1. This sounds really interesting, but London is a trek for northern practices. Is there a likelihood of this CPD happening elsewhere?

    • Dear Penny,

      Thanks for your comment. We are still working on our forward plan for CPD days, so cannot give you a definite answer at this stage; but if the London day is successful, and we are able to make another location work with regards to speakers, we would like to run a similar event for other regions in the UK.

  2. Hi.
    We’re interested in attending this event and will be coming from abroad. Do you know when the registration will open? Thanks

  3. We are a manufacturer and would love to get involved in the LI CPD programme. We have some great content that would be useful to your members. How do we get involved and able to present our CPD seminars on these days or something similar?

    • Dear Chris,

      Thanks for your comment. Please email our events team at to discuss potential involvement in LI CPD days, giving a brief outline of your content and what value it could have for landscape and place making professionals.

      With best wishes,

  4. Dear Ben.

    We are very keen to keep up to date with the LI advice note on LVIA photography and would like to check whether the session with Bill Blackledge and Mike Spence will be based on the updated version of LI Advice Note 01/11 Photography and
    photomontage in landscape and visual impact assessment, which we believe is currently under review by the authors?

    • Dear Jeremy,

      The workshop will indeed focus on the latest draft of the of the updated Advice Note, giving participants a chance to understand the approach the group is taking as they finalise the document.

      With best wishes,

  5. Again looks great however further to your reply to Penny almost three months ago. Any further news on a mirrored event in the north ?

    • Hi Ed,

      I’m afraid I still can’t give definite confirmation of our CPD calendar at this stage. However, there is now an option for people who can’t make it on the day to access some of the content for free via live stream:

      The live stream gives you limited access to the day, with four hours of content pre-selected by us; but it is also a good way to access to training if cannot make it in person on the day.

      We will announce as soon as we are able whether the event will be replicated in other regions.

      Thank you,

  6. Hi Ben, I’ve been trying to call the number given on the Eventbrite page since 9am however there’s no answer. Can you please advise if its possible to book individual talks rather than the whole day? I’m afraid I wont be able to make the whole day however I’d really like to attend one or two of the lectures.
    I’d appreciate your prompt response.

    • Dear Anna,

      My apologies that you have been unable to get through. I’m afraid that at present, we don’t offer single-session bookings, though this may be something we consider for future events if there is significant demand.

      It may be that one or more of the sessions you wish to attend will be included in the live stream, which is a free-to-attend remote event showing four hours of pre-selected content from the venue’s Cambria Suite. You can find more details here:

      If you are unable to make it on the day, I hope that this option will offer value to you.

      With best wishes,