sense of place

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

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