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 and improved social capacity and cohesion. As Landscape Architects we can contribute greatly to each of these dimensions. Positive and creative landscapes can improve an area economically, enhance biodiversity, promote wildlife, and improve the health and wellbeing of the local communities.

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 landscapes which can demonstrably improve health is fundamental to the creation of sustainable communities. In addition well designed Landscapes, Parks and Green Spaces, can mitigate such impacts of climate change, and mitigate impacts upon the environment, biodiversity and health. 

 

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 Assessment Model. By completing a simple questionnaire, this allow you to assess the current health status of your park, and identify its potential for improvement. Contact us for details.


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

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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