The Centre for Designed Ecology at the Department of Landscape supports a Reading Group that explores the multi-disciplinarity of designed ecology as a concept and a practice. The group meets once a month from May to August in the Arts Tower, University of Sheffield to discuss a piece of writing, art, music, or design from the perspective of … Continue reading Landscape is a Verb.
by Harry Watkins We know what towns and cities need: we need more of the right trees in better places. The case for the closer integration of plants into street-level engineering systems is gathering momentum through industry guidance, award-winning best practice, and research. Similarly, the need to find the ‘right’ trees is well known: there is overwhelming research … Continue reading Finding Magnolias to weather climate change
James Hitchmough presented his latest book at Sheffield's Literary Festival "Off the Shelf". Sowing Beauty describes how to design and sow seed mixes that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural flowering meadows. This style can be seen at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, at the Botanic Garden at the University of Oxford, and the … Continue reading Sowing Beauty: James Hitchmough describes how to create his masterful romantic planting style.
by Ruth Holmes Since the 2012 Games, five years ago, the Park continues to perform its ecological, active and recreational functions. It is the setting for five major legacy venues (London Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.) and the ArcelorMittal Orbit as well as … Continue reading Five Years on – a review of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park