"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 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Our work influences practice and shapes the environment.
Why investing in parks is vital
Dr Julian Dobson from the Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) project argues that while parks and green spaces are vital to combat lonliness, austerity puts them at risk.Read article>
Project to bring yesterday's games to life
Researchers aim to bridge the generational gap between children’s play and that of their grandparents by creating virtual reality and ‘mixed reality’ playgrounds based on over 20,000 accounts of play from the 1950s and 60s.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>