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Humphry Repton, public goods and the landscape architecture of golf

Repton, who was by far the most important landscape architecture theorist of the nineteenth century, used images (left, above) to make the case for opening the view of Brondesbury Park to the public. Malcolm Gladwell, in a Revisionist History podcast

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Geoffrey Jellicoe’s landscape architectural design method

The video refers to important stages in the development of Jellicoe’s approach landscape architecture and design theory. You could see it as a progression from Renaissance to Modern to Postmodern. Or, like me, you take the view that his approach

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Hal Moggridge lecture on Thursday 17 October 2019 in Cheltenham

Hal Moggridge is giving a lecture on his life and work, preceded by a short interview (by Ying Li). Thursday 17 October 2019 18:00 – 20:00 BST, Lecture Hall (Room: TC001), Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ. Tickets from Eventbrite. Hal

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Landscape architects support the call for cycling infrastructure and a National Cycling Protest

Landscape architects care about cycling for 3 main reasons: many of us are cyclists, because we know it’s the fastest, healthiest, most sustainable and most economical transport mode ever invented we all care about a creating good urban/rural environments, saving

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network

Andrew Gilligan to be new government cycling adviser

Really good news, I hope. Andrew Gilligan is to join the Prime Minister’s team as transport adviser.  Previously, Gilligan was Johnson’s cycling commissioner at the Greater London Authority GLA. His new duties must including cycling and I believe that, with

Posted in cycleways, London cycle network, London Cycleway Plan

40:1 Benefit:Cost ratio for cycling mass transport infrastructure

Summary of the benefits from investing £6.2bn/year in cycling infrastructure for bicycle mass transit (1) Every town in the UK will have a safe and segregated Cycleway Network of the kind being built, far too slowly, in London (2) The

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National Cycling Protest UK 7th September 2019 in Parliament Square London

The National Cycling Protest will take place on 7th September 2019: 12 Noon Assemble in Lincolns Inn Fields, London 1 pm Procession 2-3.30 Rally in Parliament Square The rally will call for: £6.2 billio/year to be invested in cycling infrastructure

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Landscape architecture CPD: nature in urban public open spaces

Beyond Green: Rethinking Nature in Urban Public Spaces Is the idea of nature relevant to public open space in urban areas? Yes. Should landscape architects be involved? Yes. But what, why, how and where can and should nature influence the

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Landscape Institute: election of the next LI President

Congratulations to the Landscape Institute on its publication of candidate videos for the 2019 LI presidential election. Great that there are four of them – and thank you to the candidates for putting their names forward. But it’s not a

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Invest 20% of the transport budget to raise the cycling mode share by 2.5%/year

The bicycle began as the ultimate dream machine, cheaper, healthier, more exciting and more glamorous, than horse-drawn vehicles or horses. In the 1940s, almost half the trips in London and Copenhagen were cycled. And the figure was over was over

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