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2B's new starter commences in June
Apr 11th, 2017
Thank you for your interest. We have selected a new member of staff who will be starting with us on 19 June. More information to follow.
Slow The Flow: Projects (2 of 2)
Feb 13th, 2017
Amanda discusses Slow The Flow: Calderdale's project work
Slow The Flow: Calderdale (1 of 2)
Feb 2nd, 2017
Amanda discusses our work with Slow The Flow: Calderdale, from the perspective of both a flooded community member, and professional Landscape Architect
Work starts clearing the rock garden at Burnby Hall Gardens
Dec 7th, 2016
We are following progress as the contractors start on site at Burnby Hall Gardens, East Yorkshire.
A Landscape Architect's review of Charles Jencks' ''Northumberlandia''
Aug 25th, 2016
A short drop off the A1, to the north of Newcastle, is the landmark earthworks of "Northumberlandia". Worth a stop off and an hour spent looking around, whether you are a landscape architect or not! Elizabeth documents our thoughts....
Flooding report released yesterday criticises government's 'reactive rather than proactive' approach to flood prevention
Jun 9th, 2016
“Despite sustainable urban drainage systems being widely acknowledged to be an efficient way of dealing with surface water, successive governments have been reluctant to mandate them as the default option in new developments. We are disappointed that the Government has kicked this into the long grass by commissioning another review. This is an issue that now requires action.”
Plant more trees! Air Pollution in our cities in the news
Apr 27th, 2016
MPs have announced that UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency'. We look back at the LI's 2013 'Public Health and Landscape' Document, which is as relevant as ever.
Beauty, Function and Sustainability in an Age of Austerity.
Mar 16th, 2016
A reflection on the Landscape Institute's annual conference 2016, 'Beauty, Function and Sustainability in an Age of Austerity' - kindly hosted by The University of Sheffield's Landscape Department.
Flooding - we can't build ever-higher walls!
Jan 6th, 2016
The recent flooding in Cumbria and Yorkshire demonstrates that we need to look beyond building ever-higher walls and start to manage storm water where it falls. Here is an overview of some well-established, but too-often ignored, approaches to help reduce the effects of flooding.
Congratulations on the Solar Farm Planning Approval
Nov 18th, 2015
Congratulations are due to our clients 'Sun and Soil Ltd' upon receiving planning approval for their 5MW solar farm near Rocester in Staffordshire.