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.
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 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.
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.