sense of place

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

November 22, 2018

The event and its background described below took place in February 2019. A brief write-up was published here by the Landscape, Gardens and Health Network. The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are widely recognised as a powerful guide to feeling good and functioning well in our everyday lives. They are social as well as individual. But

March 9, 2018

Space, peace and quiet are luxuries if you live in a city, and anywhere if resources are tight. But while we all need to get away from time to time, I’m resistant to the idea that tranquility has to be separate from rather than integral to urban life. Designed right, a city can offer places