Parks are key to maintaining mental health

Parks and open space provide a public amenity for all and the access to open space is key to the physical and mental health of citizens, especially true during a health crisis when people are feeling anxiety and stress. There is a great deal of research that has been undertaken that shows that green areas […]

Sustainable Landscape Architecture Part 2: Does Green = Sustainable Landscape Design?

Often as landscape architects we are drawn into this belief that we are creating sustainable landscape architecture if we are creating a green landscape. We may be planting trees and plants but we wrongly assume that the landscape design we are creating is sustainable. Green does not mean sustainable. When working at BAU in Shanghai […]