Discipline Type

Landscape Architecture

Landscape expertise has an increasingly strategic role to play within local government as Authorities step up their efforts to tackle the twin climate and ecological emergencies. There is a greater awareness of the value of landscape-led approaches to development, green infrastructure, urban greening and sustainable drainage.

There is renewed attention on the importance of public realm, both in terms of its role in supporting active travel and healthy living, and in creating safe spaces for women and minorities. Authorities are also placing more emphasis on ensuring all forms of public realm are inclusive and accessible and securing good long-term stewardship.

WHAT THEY DO
  • Using an understanding of landscape to shape planning policy.
  • Taking a landscape-led approach to the strategic planning of urban extensions or new settlements.
  • Providing specialist landscape expertise to influence emerging masterplans.
  • Integrating green infrastructure and sustainable urban drainage into major developments, infrastructure or highways.
  • Developing urban greening proposals to improve air quality and healthy streets.
  • Preparing public realm design guides across Authorities or areas of development.
  • Initiating programmes to improve the accessibility and safety of the public realm.
  • Producing public realm strategies to connect communities undergoing change.
  • Securing funding for restoring or revitalising parks and open space.
  • Promoting active travel and sustainable forms of transport through public realm improvements.
  • Planning places and streets for children and young people.
  • Developing urban greening proposals to improve air quality and healthy streets.
  • Critiquing and negotiating improvements to landscape and public realm schemes through the planning process.
  • Designing and delivering council-led public realm schemes.
  • Ensuring public realm is managed and maintained in a way that is genuinely inclusive.
RELATED ASSOCIATES
ARCHIE BASHFORD

BEN SMITH

CIARA HANSON

KENDRA INMAN

LIZ REDBOURNE

MADDY GUNN

MOLLY STROYMAN

ROSIE SARGEN

SEAN RUSHTON

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