PEOPLE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT MATTER
Sustainable development includes economic, social and environmental dimensions. If we emphasize one, at the cost of another, we can compromise their wellbeing.
We can make a difference: if we choose to.
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 is to contribute to the creation of sustainable healthy communities through evidence based health 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. The Parks for Health Audit is also made available at no cost. (See “Health Parks Toolkit” for details. In developing this model, we are proud to work alongside Parks for London, a charity promoting the creation of health promoting Parks and Green Spaces, who alongside a number of Local Councils and Friends of Parks groups have assisted in the evolution and testing of the Toolkit.
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.