Great to hear a landscape architect speaking about health, urban design, ecology and new towns. Graham Marshall sees essential connections between people & places are bonded mental health & physical health are inter-dependent He rightly criticises James Stirling’s now-demolished Southgate Estate …

The landscape architecture of healthy cities Read more »

The term ‘green infrastructure’ was introduced to London landscape planning in the 21st century (in the 2008 revision of the 2004 GLA London Plan). The 2017 Draft Environment Strategy, which will become part of the 2018 London Plan, uses Green …

London parks, open space, landscape and green infrastructure planning 1943-2017 Read more »

When I first visited Sutcliffe Park in 1992 it was a paradigm of dullness in parks, unless, like me, you were looking for a good example of an inter-war park designed to get a supply of fit young men in …

Quaggy River reclamation in Sutcliffe Park for flood detention and habitat creation Read more »

Reading about the idea of making London a National Park City, I assumed the idea was to establish a National Park Authority for London. As Peter Massini explained at the presentation of the 2017 Draft London Environment Strategy, it is …

London National Park City? or Green Grid? or Landscape Strategy? Read more »

Formerly known as Walthamstow Reservoirs, the Wetlands were opened to free access by members of the public on 17th October 2017.  Its area is 211 hectares and the only 2 larger parks in London were formed by Henry VIII, who …

London opens its largest new park for 470 years: Walthamstow Wetlands Read more »

Peter Massini (head of green infrastructure at the GLA) explained the 2017 Draft Environment Strategy to a joint meeting of landscape architects and ecologists on  Thursday, 23 November 2017 held in AECOM’s London offices. He said its main characteristic is …

2017 London Draft Environment Strategy for Green Infrastructure – Peter Massini Read more »

The points I made at Peter Massini’s presentation of the Draft London Environment Strategy were: I’d like to give answers to your two of the CONSULTATION QUESTIONS at the end of the Green Infrastructure section of the 2017 Draft Environment Strategy: …

Landscape architecture comments on GLA Environment Strategy Read more »