Landscape architecture, garden design, planting design and management - Rowland Byass

What does sustainable development look like? (III)

18/02/2013

Part of the problem with a term like sustainable development is that it's so over-used. So what does sustainable development look like? The following points owe nothing to the academic literature on sustainable development, in which I...

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What does sustainable development look like? (III)

Picnic in Rani ka Bagh

16/02/2013

Winter is the most pleasant time of year in northern India. It's the season for weddings and outdoor activities, before the heat drives people into the shade. About this time last month, Raju, who runs the...

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Picnic in Rani ka Bagh

What does sustainable development look like? (II)

03/02/2013

(Above) Orchha Fort from the roof of the Chhaturbhuj temple. Implicit in the idea of sustainable development are the concepts of needs and limitations. That is, the material needs of humans to live – most urgently, those...

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What does sustainable development look like? (II)

What does sustainable development look like? (I)

01/02/2013

This question has occurred to a lot over the last month, travelling across the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Semi-arid, vast (at 308,252 km², significantly bigger than the UK's 243,600 km²) littered with historical monuments...

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What does sustainable development look like? (I)

Deepak Suchde: Natueco Farming

12/07/2012

Deepak Suchde is an Indian permaculturalist, social activist and farmer. I heard about him and his work in 2011 while I was working on a landscape project in Ujjain, in the same state (Madhya Pradesh). I...

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Deepak Suchde: Natueco Farming

Goa

05/07/2012

Goa is one of those anomalous places. A tiny enclave carved out of western coast of India, it still displays the strong dose of Portuguese Catholic influence stamped on it by its colonisers, who only left...

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Goa

Mandu

05/07/2012

Mandu ticks lots of interest boxes for me: a dramatic landscape of hills, hollows and lakes, littered with medieval Islamic architecture, set atop a Lost World-like plateau 360 metres above the surrounding Narmada valley. This is a...

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Mandu

Kaliadeh Palace

29/06/2012

Kaliadeh is a 5 mile cycle ride north of Ujjain. The ride takes you through the northern outskirts of the city through villages and millet fields, past the crumbling remains of several old buildings, some evidently...

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Kaliadeh Palace

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