Collaborative Landsacpe Workshops

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 About


We are committed to an international vision of Landscape Architecture and our world-renowned researchers and practitioners travel extensively to speak on their work across the world. In September 2017 four of our staff are participating within Landscape Architectural workshops in conjunction with four leading South American Landscape schools, to share ideas about pressing issues and practices in our discipline. We hope that the outcome of this will be much greater understanding of one another and the challenges we face, and that this will lead to greater collaboration in research and learning and teaching. If you are interested in attending this workshop please get in touch with the host university within your country.

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EXPERTS

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James Hitchmough

Professor James HitchmoughProfessor of Horticultural Ecology and Head of Department
Professor Hitchmough's research has explored how to create complex naturalistic herbaceous vegetation for use in urban landscapes and secondarily, social research into what ordinary people think of such vegetation. Much of this work has been published in “Landscape and Urban Planning” the leading journal in the field. An important part in his research and practice has been to travel extensively to study the worlds most visually and ecologically interesting wild occurring herbaceous vegetation. This has involved numerous expeditions throughout China, Central Asia, Southern Africa, as well as Europe, North and South America. His research has been applied to practice across the world, from forming the 20ha “skin” of the 2012 London Olympic Park, to large-scale projects in Nanjing and Chongqing in China. This work is described in detail in his most recent popular book, Sowing Beauty; designing flowering meadows from seed.


Anna Jorgensen

Dr Anna JorgensenSenior Lecturer and the Director of Research
In her academic role as a teacher and researcher Dr Jorgensen specialises in urban landscape planning, with a strong health and wellbeing focus. She is Managing Editor of the refereed journal Landscape Research (a peer-reviewed Taylor and Francis journal publishing 8 issues per year), and has a wide-ranging and thorough understanding of the diverse disciplines involved in the study of landscape and natural environments, and of inter and trans disciplinary working. Her research focuses on the social and cultural meanings of urban natural environments and the health and wellbeing benefits of exposure to nature, and she has published widely in the top peer-reviewed landscape journals. She is the principal investigator in the UK Research Council-funded project Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN), and editor of the Routledge book Urban Wildscapes.


Helen Woolley

Helen WoolleyChartered Landscape Architect and Reader in Landscape Architecture and Society
Helen's research about green and open spaces and children and young people’s environments informs her teaching and has been published widely in international journals. It has informed policy and practice of government, NGOs, social housing providers, play equipment companies and charities. Helen’s Kit Fence Carpet descriptor of playgrounds and the Woolley Lowe tool to assess the play value of spaces are used internationally. Current research focuses on children and young people’s outdoor environments in challenging contexts such as the post disaster situation in north east Japan. She is working with international partners, including the International Play Association, to understand how spaces for outdoor play are supported in crisis situations and her current PhD cohort is exploring outdoor environments in the context of Growing Up in China. Helen reviews for a large number of international journals about landscape and children.


Eckart Lange

Professor Eckart LangeProfessor of Landscape
Professor Lange holds a Dipl.-Ing. in Landscape Planning (TU Berlin), a Master in Design Studies (Harvard University) and a Dr. sc. techn. (ETH Zürich). His research on linking landscape architecture and environmental planning with innovative methodologies in landscape visualization and modeling has been published widely. He is a member on several editorial boards, including e.g. Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier) and Landscape Journal (CELA, University of Wisconsin Press). From 2008 to 2016 he served as a member of the scientific committee of the European Environment Agency and also held visiting appointments e.g. at the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley. He is an elected Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute and a recipient of prestigious research awards from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS).

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SCHEDULE

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Date Venue Chair
13.09.17 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Magíster en Arquitectura del Paisaje Osvaldo Moreno Flores
14.09.17 Universidad de Buenos Aires - Licenciatura en Planificación y Diseño del Paisaje Marcelo D'Andrea
18.09.17 Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Maestría en diseño del paisaje, Campus Laureles, Medellín,

Gloria Aponte

20.09.17 UNAM (Mexico City) - Licenciatura en arquitectura de paisaje Alejandro Cabeza

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TESTIMONIAL

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Martha Fajardo

Martha Fajardo

CEO, Grupo Verde, Colombia

"As one of only a handful of people who were tutored by Professor Arnold Weddle; I have strong affection for The University of Sheffield's Department of Landscape. The training I received there prepared me for my career better than I could have imagined. Not only I did learn the necessary skills to become a Landscape Architect, but I learnt the importance of integration between disciplines; matching of scales in time and place with users, researchers and decision makers to enhance collaboration and understanding.

The Department of Landscape introduced me to the global organization when in 1979 I attend the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress in Cambridge.

In 2002 in Riga, Latvia I became IFLA President; the ability to work together towards a common vision and direct individual accomplishment toward structural objectives and teambuilding bringing out the best was the legacy of the education that I received in this Alma matter.

In July 15th, 2013 I had the highest honor in my career with the award of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, mainly thanks to Professor Eckart Lange, then Head of Department, who promoted me, my gratitude and pride forever."