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

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.

Listen, you can hear the train coming

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.

An age of intimacy

Everyone needs to feel valued. So what is being done to help the nine million people in the UK who say they are often or always lonely?

The new custodians

Biodiversity Net Gain positions developers and landowners as the new custodians of the natural world. It’s a serious ask. So, can BNG pull off the ultimate balancing act of halting nature’s decline whilst also accelerating new housing - all without overburdening developers? Spencer Powell explores.

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