This relates to the landscaping at LILAC Cohousing project in Leeds. It focuses on planning the activities and structures that enabled the community to take collective ownership of the design, implementation and maintenance of their shared landscape assets.
I live at Lilac: a low-impact co-housing project in Leeds that we completed in 2013. Our landscape architect had prepared a scheme which had already been submitted with the planning application when I joined the project.
However, there was significant work to detail and implement the soft landscaping, and sufficient flexibility in the design to allow the introduction of some permaculture design. I took on leadership of this project and designed a process that would include the members in a meaningful way, while developing the level of permaculture knowledge in the community.
This design incorporates three other designs:
See the attached PDF design report for more details. For best results, download it and view it in full screen like a powerpoint slide deck.