The Landscape Institute 6/7 Barnard Mews, London SW11 1QV, tel 0171 738 9166, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.l-i.org.uk The main uk professional organisation for landscape architects. It publishes the 'Directory of Registered Landscape Practices'.
The European Foundation for Landscape Architecture Avenue Brugmann 52, 1060 Brussels, tel 0032 2346 3862, e-mail efla.feap @skynet.be, web site www.efla.org efla is in effect a lobbying organisation for the national organisations across Europe and is in Brussels to tackle the European Commission. It also has an educational role. Its web-site is a good first stage to getting in touch with landscape architecture organisations across Europe.
Institute of Leisure and Amenities Management Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NE, tel 01491 874800, email info@ILAM.co.uk, web site www.ilam.co.uk
The national organisation for parks and leisure managers.
British Association of Landscape Industries Landscape House, Henry Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3DR, tel 01535 606139 bali is the main landscape contractors' organisation in the uk. Its Who's Who is a useful annual list of contractors.
Learning through Landscapes Trust Third Floor, Southside Offices, The Law Courts, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9DL, tel 01962 846258, email email@example.com, web site www.ltl.org.uk The trust aims to improve the school playground and offers advice and publications.
The Arboricultural Association Ampfield House, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9PA, tel 01794 368717, treehouse @dial.pipex.com, web site http:// dspace.dial.pipex.com/treehouse
The body for tree consultants and tree surgeons. It publishes a useful list of members - vital if you wish to keep trees near buildings.
New Opportunities Fund tel 0845 0000 120, web site www.nof.org.uk
Particularly, funding for the creation, acquisition and improvement of green spaces, for children or because of their environmental importance.
Urban Parks Forum tel 01262 674774, web site www.upfor. freeserve.co.uk Representative of many Lottery projects.
The Joint Council for Landscape Industries The secretariat is the Landscape Institute, above This is the industry-wide body and it publishes its own, jct-based contract forms for landscape works and maintenance. Also available from the riba bookshop.
Society of Garden Designers 6 Borough Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 6BD, tel 0171 838 9311 The society of what may become a new profession.
Contaminated Land: remediation selection and management
20-21 April, at Loughborough University Two day course organised by Centre for Hazard and Risk Management. Details Rachel Lindley, tel 01509 222161.
Urban Land - City Landscape 22 April, in Belfast li Northern Ireland branch talk by Robert Camlin, the most challenging of uk landscape designers. Details Siobhan Vernon, tel 01365 323533.
Urban design strategies in practice 27 April, University of Liverpool One-day conference reviewing British urban design. Details Mike Biddulph, tel 0151 794 3119, e-mail biddulph@ liverpool.ac.uk
From the City to the Spoon. 27-29 May, Glasgow rias/li conference: speakers include Adriaan Geuze, Martha Schwartz and Enric Miralles. Details Sue Jones, tel 0141 287 5830, web site: www.rias.org.uk
Landscape Industries Show
15-17 June, Olympia, London The annual joint bali and li trade show with talks by Adriaan Geuze and Roland Joel, the French lighting designer. Details Simon Tozer, tel 0171 370 8217.
International Federation of Landscape Architects, World Congress 26-29 June, Copenhagen
This is a must for anyone interested in Scandinavian landscape and urban design. Speakers include Michael Van Valkenburg from the us and Michel Girot from Paris. Details Maria Miret, Danske Landkabsarkitekter, tel 00 45 33 33 82 10, e-mail dl@ landskabarki tekter.dk, web site www.ifla.dk