When it comes to water, flood prevention is one part of a much bigger picture for landscape architects – and that’s championing water sensitive urban design (WSUD). Landscape architects elsewhere in the world may know WSUD by different monikers, such as low-impact development (LID) or sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). Regardless of the name, we at the …Continue
A new film, released tomorrow, demonstrates that by creating ‘water sensitive cities’ it is possible to address the major challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution. The film, commissioned by the Landscape Institute and based on work by CIRIA, Arup and AECOM, explains the concept of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and argues the case for…Continue
From today's edition of the Architect's Journal:
"2012 will go down as the year British landscape design reinvented itself. Two of the main talking points, the Olympics and green infrastructure, have put the emotive power of quality landscape design firmly in the public eye and in professional consciousness. ........
"The horticultural feast masterminded by the Olympic Delivery Authority’s John Hopkins and presented to a global audience by…Continue
The Landscape Institute, the Mayor of London and the Garden Museum are hosting an open ideas competition, to design innovative new places that enrich London’s Green Infrastructure. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts including the founders of New York’s High Line - a public park created on a 1.45 mile-long…Continue
The green landscape of our cities is all too often under threat, falling prey to builders, tight development budgets or lack of maintenance. Join leading landscape architects, writers and specialists as they explore the urban landscapes of the last century. And, at a time when everyone is talking about sustainable development and green space what can the experts tell us about the challenges of creating urban landscapes in the 21st century?
The series, programmed to…Continue