With her ambitious written proposal for urban gardens, Emily Rusby seeks to help owners understand the collective role all this land plays in flood protection, air quality and biodiversity. Owners are invited to ‘lease’ their private garden and monitor its contribution. An app helps them relate its carbon storage capacity to their household’s carbon generation. It also builds community. The judges said: “Emily makes a powerful statement about connecting people and place through landscape. Gardens account for a quarter of urban land, and maximising their environmental value is a trick we are missing.”
Landscape Bursary Award
Congratulations Emily Rushby our post graduate conversion student in landscape architecture who has been awarded one of the Landscape Design Associates (LDA) bursaries which celebrates their 40th anniversary.