The Landscape Institute (LI) and the Institute of Place Management (IPM) have partnered up to allow each organisation’s members to create and manage places.
The educational charity and professional organisation joined forces with the IPM, a research body based at Manchester Metropolitan University that helps practitioners, academics and policymakers make better places.
The two signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday 6 September.
While LI members will benefit from access to IPM’s findings and insights, the LI will support IPM’s funding applications and contribute landscape expertise to future projects.
The agreement was made during the IPM’s 10th anniversary celebrations, and comes before its fourth biennial international conference at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Daniel Cook, chief executive of the LI, said: ‘We are paving the way for more professional bodies to cooperate with us on major issues and so better serve the practitioners and policy makers who make and manage places.
“We have a great deal in common so a collaborative approach is very much a win-win.”
He added: “This memorandum of understanding between our two institutions will enable us to pool resources and more efficiently equip our members to enrich society.”