Category Archives: Sustainability

Finding Hope in the green belt

As the silence of lockdown descended, many of us found ourselves increasingly aware of the natural world in a way that we haven’t for a long time. Those lucky enough to have gardens became conscious of singing birds and couldn’t quite be sure if there were more of them than last year, or just that...
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What would McHarg do?

designWithNatureBookIan L. McHarg grew up in Clydebank, Glasgow and after serving in the Second World War went on to study and practice Landscape Architecture in the US. His ideas were influential in modern Landscape Architecture, Planning and Design, and his 1969 book Design With...
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Important aims, interesting data analysis

Throughout our time in business, we’ve been lucky in being able to contribute to research which is both important in its aims and fascinating in the methods which can be applied. The Environment Agency was an early adopter of spatial analysis, not just to manage assets and immediate interventions, but to plan for future policy and...
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Relocalising the UK food supply

The UK’s future food security depends upon domestic farmers, the market network and some clever use of data – and soon. We are heavily dependent on the global food economy. When oil supplies diminish and prices inevitably rise in future, we will no longer be able to afford to import our foods. The answer must lie...
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