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Motorists arriving in Sheffield this summer, may have noticed the transformation of Park Square Roundabout, as a profusion of perennial meadow flowers burst into bloom at the city’s entry.

Categorised under: Community, Student experience, Research and Research: Designed Ecology

New findings from researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Departments of Landscape and Animal and Plant Sciences provide convincing evidence that biodiversity decline may be partially mitigated in urban areas, where local authorities could replace large swathes of grass with areas of flowering meadow.

Categorised under: Research and Research: Designed Ecology

Dr Jan Woudstra remembers friend and colleague Professor Peter Blundell Jones, with whom he collaborated on the Centre for East-West Studies in Architecture and Landscape.

Professor Eckart Lange was invited at the Newton - Al-Farabi Researcher Links Workshop on Energy challenges and rural development in the context of climate change in Kazakhstan where he delivered a lecture on ‘Energy landscapes. 3D Visualisation, Impacts, Decision-Making.

Nicola Dempsey hosts Indian Summer School... Helen Woolley made Visiting Professor... Olaf Schroth talks fracking... Helen Hoyle on the wow factor of urban planting

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A graduate from the Department of Landscape has won the Royal Horticultural Society award for young planting designer of the year at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

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Funding has become available for a PhD, which will investigate whether a smartphone App can encourage people to spend time outdoors.

The Arts Tower was host to the Reflecting on the River international research workshop as well as its very own river on Thursday 9 June.

Categorised under: International, Research and Research: Place, Inclusion and Equity

The artist behind the spectacular Hive pavilion on display at Kew Gardens is amongst the internationally acclaimed artists, designers and planners who will join Sheffield’s creative and academic community to discuss making and shaping the city.

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In preparation for a paper on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Dr Jan Woudstra from the Department of Landscape, has discovered when and where the 18th-century Landscape Architect got his nickname.

Categorised under: Research: Creative Spatial Practices and Research

Head of Department Professor James Hitchmough opened the Gothenburg Green World Festival on Saturday 4 June.

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Department of Landscape PhD student Josepha Richards has spent a week exploring the archives of a Chinese garden scholar, having been awarded a study grant from the Landscape Research Group.

Categorised under: Awards, Research: Creative Spatial Practices, Student experience and Research

Nigel Dunnett and Tom Stuart Smith hosted the opening event of the month-long London Festival of Architecture in the evening of June 1st 2016, at The City Centre, Guildhall, London, to a sell-out audience.

Categorised under: Community, Research and Research: Designed Ecology

Department of Landscape graduate Hay Joung Hwang has won a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for her ‘smart garden’, which is designed to show that technology more commonly used in the home can also be harmoniously incorporated into the garden.

Nigel Dunnett has been appointed as the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) new Ambassador for ‘Greening Grey Britain’ and joins other RHS Ambassadors: Alan Titchmarsh, Mary Berry, James Wong and Chris Beardshaw.

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