London

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

June 24, 2020

“A marvellous mixture of pleasure and convenience. Jumbled and delicious.” (Margaret Drabble, I love this dirty town (available on iplayer: BBC4 London Collection). London may be shrinking away and closing down, but Londoners are fast finding new ways to “connect” with each other, that mental health mantra which has particular poignancy at a time of enforced isolation. There are

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