Came across an excellent series of articles on landscape architecture and urban design here, especially this:
Client : Hoddlesden Millennium Green Steering Group
Duration : November 1998 – August 1999
Project Value : £ 180 k
Design and community consultation to develop a Millennium Green Site Preparation Plan for the Countryside Agency, Process involved door-to-door interviewing and questionnaires, public meetings, the creation of a steering group and a Planning for Real exercise. Initial desk top site investigation and local knowledge revealed that the site covered a 19th century culverted stream, a capped mineshaft, railway sidings and a clay pipe works. Commissioned a Geotechnical Survey to ascertain potential liabilities concerning stability and contamination. The design had to take into account many constraints, as well as a difficult brief from the Steering Group.
The European Landscape Convention defines landscape as ‘an area, as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors.’ Landscape planning is about reconciling competing land uses whilst conserving natural processes and significant cultural and natural resources. Continue reading
LandLab designed a special planting scheme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Here’s a picture of the second phase of planting in spring 2014.