"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.

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.

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Changing climate, changing gardens?

The changing climate will have a big impact on the way we garden. Dr Ross Cameron has helped to co-author the RHS' report 'Gardening in a Changing Climate', which looks at ways we can manage these changes.

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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.

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Designed ecology

Redefining the relationship between nature and culture in urban areas, whilst producing innovative planting schemes and technologies for urban greening

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Designed Ecology
Place, Inclusion and Equity

Place, inclusion and equity

Shaping culturally and socially inclusive places and understanding the health and wellbeing impacts of landscape through the life course

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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 landscapes

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Credits: Elyse Kavanagh, Future Delta 2, CALP at UBC, UBC Okanagan and Olaf Schroth