Climate change will have a huge impact on the environment, but it is not the only issue facing landscape architects. The security of our food supply, the safeguarding of natural resources, the generation of energy and changing methods of transportation are all environmental issues. Biodiversity - the great variety of life and its overlapping dependence – is fundamental to the planet surviving.
Landscape architects have great power to make a multitude of decisions that will enhance the environment. Many are involved working on a large scale, planning and managing huge landscapes, providing corridors for wildlife migration or reclaiming old mining or industrial sites. Others are designing parks and gardens as essential natural habitats, and make use of their knowledge of plants and planting.
Manor Fields in Sheffield is a good illustration of landscape innovation that helps the environment.
Manor Fields, Sheffield