Wild Glades Sky Garden… Back to Bromley!

5 August 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Looking forward to getting back to finish the phase one of our biodiversity project with Bromley’s forward-thinking shopping centre The Glades.

3 Decisions to Change the World – Happy Earth Day!

22 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Essential listening for Earth Day and a starter kit for post-Coronavirus built environment… here’s just some of Arc’s extraordinary body of natural, social and cultural experience distilled into a 3-point to-do list and a 5 minute talk for you!

Designing Habitat for Humans – Ian Boyd on Planning for Resilience & Public Health, Futurebuild 2020

17 April 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

‘If we’re building places that make people ill and we are, what possible hope do we have for a resilient future? By thinking ecologically, we can design places that are healthy for people because they are healthy for wildlife.’ Catch Ian Boyd’s talk on taking an ecological approach to public health and development. Designing Habitat for Humans at Futurebuild 2020 now available on CoLab.

Changing Times Changing Places… Arc Remote Services

26 March 2020
BY:
Ian Boyd

Here at Arc we are, like you, working to manage the present while imagining and planning for different and better times ahead. Get in touch with the team for help shaping better places and new futures.

In the pink…

21 March 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

As the cracks appear in the business as usual approach, maybe it’s a chance to revisit the norms.

Rewilding retail… bringing biodiversity to a bit of Bromley…

19 February 2020
BY:
Claire Hector

Arc and Artecology Ltd are working in London this week, bringing a bit of extra biodiversity to Bromley! The team will be installing Biototems, nest boxes as well as planting and sowing the first tranche of literally thousands of wildflowers. This is part of a long-term project we’re working on with The Glades, Bromley and owners, the investment

Shaping Better Places

5 December 2019
BY:
Ian Boyd

We have forgotten that we are organisms sharing our bit of territory with the encompassing natural world. By creating spaces for wildlife in every part of the built and planted environments that our urban lives will continue to generate, we can shape better places for people too.

Fridays for Future and the business of biodiversity

20 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Fridays for Future… Climate crisis and biodiversity loss is finally going global. Whether or not we are personally interested in the environment doesn’t matter, we are ALL in it and part of it and are affected by it. People are nature, simple. Find out about it, make informed decisions and recognise that it’s no longer business as usual.

Under The Pier 2019 update… Sunshine & Sea Scorpions

10 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Our Isle of Wight’s end of summer bring-your-own-bucket celebration of people, place and nature, Under The Pier in Ryde was a packed and happy, species-rich spectacle last week with around 600 visitors on board with dozens of species discovered!

Walls, Walks, Waves… What Will You Find?

22 August 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

While Artecology are out at sea with Marineff and half of Arc are out on dormice detail, Claire’s been staring at walls…looking at the team’s back catalogue & current work, old public art to Artecology biograffiti and bee walls and how we’re rethinking the concrete tide. Luckily she hit a wall and this blog ends before she got on to our #rewilding work! Walls the Album continues later this summer.

Rewilding’s blooming brilliant in Sandown Bay!

27 June 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Lost Duver project’s really coming alive now with colour and buzz along Culver Parade, in Sandown Bay and we’ve been snapping pictures recently of this coastal flora restoration. Our not-for-profit co-organisation The Common Space curates this experimental combination of planting coastal wildflowers, tiny bit of guerilla gardening with simple cornfield annuals mix, and very

The Long Listen… Ian Boyd podcast

18 January 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

‘Life is everywhere and you have a relationship with this living world, even in the most developed space.’ Listen in to find out more – Podcast interview with Ian Boyd by Joe Redston

Isle of Wild… Supersizing Sandown Bay for Discovery Bay Biology Week

18 October 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Island wildlife from past to present, from fossils to live moths and the most microscopic, was supersized into brilliant focus by the Discovery Bay team for National Biology Week… here’s an update on the latest of our science & nature calendar events for 2018.

Shaping the Bay

2 August 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

It’s National Marine Week this week and so perfect timing for the start of the latest Discovery Bay research project which got under way today.  Our two latest work experience students, Christ the King A-level pupils, Lizzie and Alanah met us out on Horse Ledge, Shanklin at low tide early this morning starting with Rockpool

Greening the Grey for the Blue

12 July 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

A set of 5 built intertidal habitat features designed by Artecology and installed at a major ferry terminal are providing new integrated green-grey infrastructure and ecological gains for the marine environment. Wightlink, working with Arc and consulting marine ecologists ABPMer, on their application for upgraded port facilities, were looking for an opportunity to extend habitat

Insects in Action

25 June 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

In celebration of National Insect Week 2018 and to show just how precision-tuned insects are, here’s a film we made earlier… The team here, Arc and Artecology and The Common Space too, work to ensure that built infrastructure and the space in and around it can and does support wildlife/biodiversity. Even the smallest of spaces