Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mapping with intent

In Kevin Lynch’s 1960 ‘Image of the City’ the study sample is asked to draw a map of their district and include within it not roads and place names but paths they walk and places they meet and frequent. Lynch’s … Continue reading

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Ravensbourne Walk – summer 2010

After a gruelling few hours clearing Himalayan Balsam, a non-indigenous invasive species, out of the river banks on the Ravensbourne at the Meadows Estate in June 2010, a small group of us sat on the grass verge by Bromley Road … Continue reading

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Ethical Mindfulness, a review of Cloke and Jones

Critical Review of: ‘Grounding Ethical Mindfulness for/in Nature: Trees in their places’ by Paul Cloke and Owain Jones Ethics, Place and Environment, Vol 6, No.3, 195-214 Introduction The relationship that society has with trees can be one of enchantment and … Continue reading

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Ravensbourne catchment

The Ravensbourne is a spring-fed stream that rises to the south of Keston at Caesar’s Well (TQ 417637) on the north (dip) slope of the North Downs and flows northwards through the boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich to join … Continue reading

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Theories of nature – what works

Opinions vary widely about which theories are most useful, but there are some constant themes that cut across different approaches and analytical frameworks; for example the idea that nature is being polluted, degraded, endangered and lost is widespread, paradoxically, society’s … Continue reading

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