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Connections to nature and to community have emerged as key factors in preserving or enhancing wellbeing, and never more so than during the pandemic. There is a growing ambition to design these benefits in to the way we live, inspired by examples from the past, such as Eric Lyons’ radical SPAN Housing - from the early 1960s to the mid 1980s, Lyons, working with architect/developer Geoffrey Townsend, designed 2,000 affordable, semi-modular houses that pushed cars to the edges and placed people and nature at their centre - and Walter Seigel’s modular, pro self-build housing, which kicked off a similar flourishing of community-centric developments in the 1970s.

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