Just a few years ago, the future of tidal lagoon power looked rosy. It promised to make a new and important contribution to the renewable energy mix. An independent report for Government endorsed tidal lagoon power and its pathfinder project, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. But tidal energy has stalled. LDA Design's Alister Kratt explores why.
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The population of Thamesmead is set to more than double by 2050. Well-evidenced health benefits provide a compelling case for investing in better landscape so that it is at the heart of change here. A new Framework will turn Thamesmead into a town of climate activists.
There is growing recognition of the need to let nature lead. Ian Houlston and Rebecca Wrigley look at how the role of the landscape profession must change and put nature in the forefront, in order to address the climate and nature crises.
At the beginning of the lockdown there was a sense we had all come off a fast-moving carousel and one day soon we would be leaping back on. Space & Time arose from that experience of jumping off, and our growing feeling that we shouldn’t just go back to things as they were.
Lockdown made our world shrink, with everything we might need to survive and to thrive within 30 minutes of our doorstep, on foot or by bike. It made us find out more about our neighbours and our neighbourhoods, the healing power of nature and the spaces we share. Is now our big chance to plan the world around us in a different way?