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

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.

The one percent land switch

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.

Walking through lightly, with little luggage

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.

Opening Doors: An interview

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.

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