green space

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

July 11, 2017

Last week, I participated in a seminar exploring how best to bring together health and planning to ‘improve the quality of lives and places in England’.  The focus was on putting theory into practice and/but a lot of the discussion was about language and evidence as barriers to this. In particular – and this is