green space

October 2, 2020

From its origins in the Garden City movement via the Sustainable Development Goals of the 1990s, planning theory, policy and practice have grappled with the question of how best to align and integrate social, economic and environmental aspirations.  The current National Planning Policy Framework (MHCLG, Feb. 2019) states that achieving sustainable development is the purpose

October 31, 2019

I’ve written before about how London’s public spaces are alive with water features, especially welcome in the periods of extreme heat which are just one symptom of our changing climate. Fountains and lakes have long characterised our parks and, of course, we are a city whose identity is strongly tied to a river. Greenspace Information for

May 7, 2019

Last week, I was privileged to be on the closing panel of the Improving wellbeing through urban nature (IWUN) ‘research  into practice’ event, convened by Sheffield’s renowned Landscape Architecture Department.  We are not short of evidence that access to nature is good for our health, but IWUN offers a much needed set of principles for