WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?

PEOPLE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT MATTER...

Sustainable development addresses economic, social and environmental dimensions. Good development can promote economic advantage, environmental enhancement, improved social capacity and cohesion, and enhanced health and wellbeing. As Landscape Architects we contribute greatly to each of these dimensions.

A city of well-connected, attractive green spaces, that offer safe opportunities for urban residents for active mobility and sports as well as for stress recovery, recreation and social contact, is likely to be more resilient to extreme environmental events…Such a city is also likely to have healthier citizens, reducing demands on health services and contributing to a stronger economy.
— The WHO report "Urban Green Spaces and Health - A review of evidence" 2016

The environmental benefits of Green Infrastructure are well known. In social terms, a community that is not healthy is not sustainable. Many in our communities suffer from significant levels of avoidable ill-health; Obesity, Diabetes, Cancers, Stroke, Heart Disease, Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Dementia. Research has demonstrated that the natural environment can contribute to the prevention and treatment of these conditions. As such, creating places and spaces which can improve health, is fundamental to the creation of sustainable communities. In addition, the ability to assess existing Parks and Green Spaces for health, and identify positive, evidence based improvements, is fundamental to the creation of health promoting towns and cities.  

 Our Mission

Our Mission is to  contribute to the creation of sustainable healthy communities through evidence based assessment and landscape design, addressing environment factors, biodiversity and health.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility

Under our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy we have developed the Free Parks for Health Toolkit. By completing a simple questionnaire, the Toolkit gives you an indication of the current health status of your park, and identifies potential for improvement. We are also proud to work alongside the Parks for London Charity in promoting the creation of health promoting Parks and Green Spaces.

The Health Parks Assessment Toolkit is the missing key to understand and unlock the health benefits of local parks and green spaces.
— Tony Leach CEO Parks for London

OUR AchieveMENTS

By combining qualifications and experience in Ecology, Landscape Design and Public Health, we have developed a holistic approach to Landscape Architecture to deliver health promoting places and spaces alongside biodiversity enhancement and amenity. 

 

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