"Research is at the heart of what we do. It shapes our practice and informs our teaching."
Dr Anna Jorgensen, Director of Research
We are the top rated Landscape Architecture Department in the UK according to the Government's 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Our work influences practice and shapes the environment.
Improving design through understanding diversity
New research by Dr Clare Rishbeth, with PhD students Farnaz Ganji and Goran Vodicka, investigates how understanding the social dynamics of public outdoor space, in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, can help inform urban design practice.Read more>
Planting for pollinators
How can landscape practitioners best support UK native pollinating insects in urban landscapes? Research by Professor James Hitchmough, Jack Brodie and Michael Livingstone sheds some light.Read more>
How do parks and green spaces improve health and wellbeing?
The Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) project aims to understand how people across Sheffield use local parks and how the quality and quantity of available green space impacts their health.Read more>
Redefining the relationship between nature and culture in urban areas, whilst producing innovative planting schemes and technologies for urban greeningRead more>
Place, inclusion and equity
Shaping culturally and socially inclusive places and understanding the health and wellbeing impacts of landscape through the life courseRead more>
Creative spatial practices
Leading artistic and technological innovation in landscape practice for inspired human dwelling and ecological health and using digital technologies for the visualization of historic and future landscapesRead more>