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.

Our research groups

Socio-Spatial Urbanism Unit

The Socio-spatial Urbanism Unit (SsUU) is a landscape-led urban design research hub that aims to integrate the social, spatial and material dimensions of human-environment interactions through theoretical development.

New disciplinary model

Transnational Urban Outdoors

Our research addresses issues of ethnic and cultural diversity in urban places to understand the qualities of landscape experience and how values and preferences might be shaped by personal and community histories of migration.

Understanding landscape quality