Does anyone really understand how forests will respond to the rise in carbon dioxide? At the moment, for example, 425 different insects call oak trees ‘home’; how many will survive increased levels of CO2? New data-driven insight will come from a ground-breaking study recently featured on the BBC’s The One Show. LDA Design helped gain planning consent for this 10-year University of Birmingham project, which is one of the most comprehensive field studies of its kind in the world.
Highland councillors have approved plans for a new GFG Alliance alloy car wheel factory, near Fort William in Scotland. Production of up to two million wheels a year could begin as early as 2020, creating up to 400 direct new jobs.
LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns.
The devil is in the detail for large infrastructure projects. Too little information can stop a project but committing too early with too much information can mean there’s less flexibility further down the line. So, what’s the right amount of detail and when’s the right time to use it?
Today’s the day! LDA Design Board Director Alister Kratt delivers his TEDx talk on how we can think more positively about major new infrastructure if we stop seeing it through the lens of pure economics and start viewing it through the lens of people and place.
MIPIM is all about good conversations, but about what? We think we should use this fantastic opportunity to talk about how to tackle some of the big issues of the day, like loneliness and health and wellbeing, by making great places where people belong. Here are a few of the issues Neil, Esther, Ben and Frazer will be hoping to explore when they are there.