design

10thMay 2022

Climate Ready School Grounds project

10.05.22|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |

Learning through Landscapes and Architecture & Design Scotland are collaborating on the ‘Climate Ready School Grounds’ project through 2022-23. The project will connect the Scottish Learning for Sustainability, Learning Estate Strategy and Climate Change Plan. This will be done through consultation and collaboration, and sharing guidance with both architects and [...]

20thJanuary 2022

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world

20.01.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This article in The Conversation (19 January 2022) explores how buildings can be adapted to provide homes for species such as swifts, and bees.  Councils can do more to encourage developers to build sustainably and in nature-friendly ways (and this could include school buildings). NatureScot’s campaign also shows how you [...]

1stDecember 2021

Biophilic design and nature connection

01.12.21|Categories: Research, Resources|Tags: , , , |

This Finding Nature post Combining Nature Connectedness and Biophilic Design (30 November 2021), explores how the pathways to nature connectedness can be integrated with the original Biophilic Design principles. This can support more meaningful and emotional engagement with nature. These principles can be brought into the education sphere - for example, [...]

1stDecember 2021

How well designed urban areas can support child development

01.12.21|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

Child in the City (22 November 2021) shares findings from a new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). This has provided further scientific evidence of the health benefits of well-designed urban planning. It suggests the built environment, green space and air pollution can affect cognitive and motor [...]