We are proud to have come 3rd nationally in the REF 2021 in terms of the quality of our research. 95 per cent of research and impact is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our high-quality research is pushing the boundaries of knowledge and making a difference to people’s lives.

Our research groups

Socio-spatial urbanism unit logo

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

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