October 30, 2015

The Height Weavers Community Green Space: Our winning scheme for the Design for Life Competition

In September I worked on our Poppyhead consultancy submission for the Design For Life competition held between GroundWork London, the National Housing Federation and the Landscape Institute.  As a chartered landscape architect, I am a member of the Landscape Institute and this competition was an ideal opportunity to consider the creation of more sustainable housing environments by…

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September 30, 2015

Helping us manage water and heat in towns and cities: A vital role for Green Space

Water shortages and floods as well as heat build up are becoming more common; partly because of climate change that is resulting in more extreme weather patterns but also, because of the way we use and manage the land. As hedges, woodlands and natural wetlands have been removed the countryside has become far less absorbent.…

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June 28, 2015

Public Realm: Public London, Public Manchester?

The public space (including green space and green infrastructure) between buildings, the so-called Public Realm, is one of the most, if not the most important element of a city: It’s the place where people move through and interact and a large determinant of their quality of life.   The design and development of that space, its…

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