We don’t claim to have all the answers.
Just a few thoughts about where to start.

A place-led approach to carbon reduction

Why do we still have so much poor-quality new housing in the UK? And how can a place-led approach transform design and reduce carbon? LDA Design’s Masterplanning lead, David Wesselingh, explains.

Safer by Design

The majority of women still don't feel safe on the streets of our towns and cities. LDA Design public realm lead, Sophie Thompson, explores the role design and planning play in bringing about the change we urgently need to see.

Vandals or visionaries?

Our perceptions of place and landscape change with time. Seven years on from the Olympic Games, we take a look back at the protest that besieged the Olympic Park site in its early days, and ask whether the critics had a point.

Giving voice to the unheard

Young people are rarely consulted on plans to regenerate their neighbourhoods. The designers working on Aberfeldy estate in east London are doing things differently.

Here comes the sun

As our energy mix in the UK shifts to renewables, what will the landscape legacy be? LDA Design's Ben Croot explores the impact of solar and argues for community inclusion.

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