Switching just one percent of existing agricultural land over to small-scale, community-based food growing could produce one third of the fresh produce needed in the UK. Gavin Shelton, founder and CEO of CoFarm Foundation, discusses with LDA Design's Ian Houlston the huge potential before us, and what it could mean for communities and developers.
We don’t claim to have all the answers.
Just a few thoughts about where to start.
As the world grapples with the fall out of a global pandemic, will we emerge with a new hunger for making different - better - choices? LDA Design Chair, Frazer Osment, looks at life on the other side of lockdown.
Frazer Osment, LDA Design’s new Chair, feels encouraged by a fast-emerging ‘coalition of wills’ bent on addressing the climate crisis and making things happen. We asked Frazer how he got into the profession, and how landscape architects, urban designers and planners can best respond to the twin challenges of climate breakdown and growing social inequality.
Significant investment is being made in the UK's transport, digital and energy infrastructure. Does our new infrastructure reflect who we are? And as a society, are we champions or naysayers? LDA Design Director, Alister Kratt, explores our tangled relationship with major infrastructure.