We are an internationally recognised regenerative landscape design and consultancy team. We offer full and professional land planning and consultancy services through our team of expert designers and technicians. This is supported by design, design implementation and our dedication to establishing long-term relations with all our clients.
We consider ourselves as a group of skilled landscape architects with the ability to create regenerative landscapes which are both functional and engaging.
To promote our primary objective which is the mutually beneficial integration of humans and ecosystems through landscape planning and design. Our primary responsibility is the regeneration and enhancement of the biospheres ecosystem services while improving human health and wellbeing.
To cultivate a universal acceptance of regenerative landscape use by creatively approaching landscape challenges with solutions that fulfil our client’s functional needs while maximising ecological integrity. To remain at the cutting-edge of innovation to meet the challenges of land degradation, food and water security, and a changing climate.
Integrated process of design
We pursue a ten step design process which has been adopted and broadened from the original eight-step ‘Keyline scale of permanence’ ( KSOP ). A process developed by the late P.A. Yeomans of Australia as part of his broader system known as the ‘Keyline land planning system’. The purpose of this system is to pattern landscapes in such a way that they correspond and compliment the natural features found in its topography.
As a result of this patterning, we establish very high levels of efficiency and co-operation with respect to how we interact with the land. This is realised because of a deep and thorough investigation of the land-shape guided by the logical and priority based Keyline scale of permanence (KSOP).
Keyline-scale- of permanence, K.S.O.P.
Applying the Scale of Permanence establishes a priority to landscape planning and decision making relative to its individual but associated fields. Each field within the scale (of which there are ten) is best understood as interrelated parts of a whole that exhibit dynamic interplay between all its levels.
Green Curves has adopted the most modern and successful template developed and broadened from the original scale. A methodology for holistic planning and regenerative landscape design established by Regrarians Ltd, who in addition to the original eight fields have added two supplementary fields: economy and energy. To better reflect our own emphasis we have incorporated sub-elements into the Regrarians Scale of Permanence that we feel enables us to accomplish the objectives and responsibilities defined by our Mission Statement.
How it functions
The Scale-of- Permanence pertains to the relative permanence of everything that is associated with a
landscape. As a prioritised series of fields, an order of malleability is determined, meaning our ability to
influence factors as we move through each descending field increases. Each descending field is less permanent, requiring less energy and time to alter it. This systematic approach to regenerative design establishes the greatest level of potential from any given site because it incorporates elements of design into the landscape instead of forcing them onto it.
Integrated and regenerative landscape design solutions through modern applied technology
Our work is carried using a combined infrastructure platform that bridges more traditional approaches to
landscape design with modern digital technologies which are specifically orientated towards this task. UAV’s
(drones) are deployed to obtain very accurate and precise topographical images in the form of digital terrain
models. This information is then utilised through the use of the Geographical Information System ( GIS ) in
conjunction with various satellite imagery, provided by NASA, ALOS Japan, SAS Planet, UK geological data, and
Google images. The marriage of these systems allows us to capture, store, check, and display information
related to positions on the earth surface. The highly detailed drone imagery in collaboration with this
positional related data permits us the ability to manipulate this geographical data to produce multiple layers,
simultaneously. With these generated layers we superimpose the appended design structures and elements
onto existing geographical features for optimum design layout. This method and approach to landscape design
continues during the more detailed work which follows, in association with real time spent on the landscape.
In the event that UAV’s are not employed, alternative digital methods are applied to advance designs with
equal quality of outcome.
Tools and Methodologies
Green Curves Frame-of-Reference
The Green Curves frame-of-reference refers to the deliberate but thoughtful integration of methodologies, techniques, principles and ethics which are at the cutting edge of regenerative landscape design.
A multifaceted approach to landscape design and management which elicits a landscapes potential while supporting and enhancing fundamental ecological processes.