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Special report - landscape In the first of a monthly series of special reports, we look at current issues and work in progress, plus resources

uk landscape design is in flux. Lottery funding has given rise to all sorts of public landscape and urban design projects, from the Earth Centre near Doncaster to 215 public parks (the Urban Parks Programme). But the long-term problem of how to finance management and maintenance of parks and open spaces in the uk has not been faced. Local authority parks management has been de-skilled by compulsory competitive tendering, and capital injections from the Lottery don't always work long term.


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