“Nature is a continuum, with wilderness at one pole and the city at the other.” Ann Whiston Spirn, 1984 The spread of urban areas and developments within the city can have detrimental effects on wildlife. Regeneration in London is threatening populations of birds that use the open space for nesting and foraging. The black redstart is one such species whose population has been declining since … Continue reading Integrating Ecology into Urban Spaces
The dreams of many people my age, who are creeping into their late 20’s, of buying their own home is as far out of reach as ever. I live in a small village in the South-East of England, where recently one bungalow was knocked down to build 4 new 2-bedroom houses constructed in its place. The houses are uninspiring and cramped and they are also … Continue reading The Scale of Living
From exhibits on the latest sustainable construction products to expert practical advice on how to create a rich biodiverse environment even in the grittiest urban environment, whatever your focus you’re bound to learn something new! Ecobuild, the UK’s largest exhibition of sustainable products, runs from Tuesday 4th until Thursday 6th March at London’s Exel. This article has been edited from the original. Continue reading What is on at Ecobuild in 2014?
In 1999 Anita Berrizbeita published an essay on the Amsterdam Bos park, ‘The Amsterdam Bos: The Modern Public Park and the Construction of Collective Experience’. Anna, a MA Landscape Architecture student at the University of Greenwich, reflects on the significance of this article today. Being an ecologist by training and new to the world of landscape architecture is has been refreshing to learn of the … Continue reading Reflections on the Amsterdam Bos