Inspiring great place-making
A 17 year study led by the University of Exeter has shown that parks, gardens and green space in urban areas can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living there. Those in the study were followed as the moved around the UK and found an increase in wellbeing when compared with other life changing events such as employment, health, marital status and income.
"These kinds of comparisons are important for policymakers when trying to decide how to…Continue
Meadows nestling beside tower blocks, children cavorting in rustic playgrounds, not to mention all those farmers' markets – these days, our cities can't seem to get enough of the countryside. Read more here:…Continue
The London 2012 Olympic Park is the most significant landscape architecture project for 150 years, creating 100 ha of much-needed new parkland. By adopting rigorous principles of sustainable development, the site provides a valuable and high profile example of how to restore and repair a neglected and highly contaminated urban area.
In developing the park it included extensive demolition and the decontamination of nearly two million tonnes of soil (the largest ever soil-washing…Continue