The Mark Turnbull Travel Award Presentation & LIS AGM

The Mark Turnbull Travel Award

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Mark Turnbull was one of the country’s most eminent Landscape Architects, winner of the Landscape Institute’s Gold Medal Award and recognised for the contribution that overseas learning and experience from his training and work in the USA brought to his practice in Scotland. The Award focusses on using overseas travel to gain insight into best and innovative landscape practice to address some of the current landscape challenges facing Scotland. The award will benefit future generations of graduate landscape architects in Scotland as well as practice of Landscape Architecture by bringing overseas experience and knowledge back to the country.

The Landscape Institute Scotland would like to thank Sharon Turnbull for her generous support of this Travel Award in the memory of Mark Turnbull.


The draft minutes of the 2019 AGM can be viewed here. The 2019-2020 financial report can be viewed here.

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  • 5.45 – 6.15 Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.15 Introduction by Rachel Tennant, Chair LIS
  • 6.20 – 6.35 Samuel Cortis: Joint Winner of Mark Turnbull Travel Award: Making Room for Social Spaces; an exploration of how community focused and managed landscapes can shape development strategies for Scotland.
  • 6.35 – 6.50 Dr Amber Roberts: Joint Winner of Mark Turnbull Travel Award – Food and Flood Resilience: Climate Change Innovations – Learning from Europe
  • 6.50 – 7.05 René Sommer Lindsay – Senior Urban Designer and Climate Resilience consultant. Placemaking infrastructure
  • 7.05 – 7.20 Clive Bowman – Zero Waste Scotland – Design principles for a Circular Economy
  • 7.20 – 7.30 Q&A
  • 7.30 – 7.50 LIS AGM: Welcome, apologies, approval of Minutes and Treasurers Report; Chairs Report – Landscape Institute Scotland activities for the year and for the future; Election of Office Bearers and Committee; AOB and Chairs closing remarks
  • 7.50 – 8.00 Landscape Institute update
  • 8.00- 8.45 Refreshments

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