This design identifies people’s desire to use the outdoor spaces on their doorstep and explores how they can overcome their reservations and re-engage with the natural world.

The design won the runner-up award as part of the Landscape Institute competition ‘Transforming the Urban Landscape’

In the UK, 8 million people live near a canal, often in urban areas where open space is limited. During the Covid pandemic, the canal corridor became a vital escape for people needing to recharge both mentally and physically, and the increase in pressure on already constrained sites exposed challenges for all visitors. The Erewash Canal, Ilkeston provided a test bed for exploring how we can enhance canal corridors to address the rise in numbers and diversity of people looking to our canals for restoration, recreation, and off-road travel.

Recognition: Runner Up, Landscape Institute International design competition, Transforming the urban landscape.

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