Professor at the Department of Landscape
University of Sheffield
My research focuses on how landscape architecture and environmental planning can influence and direct anthropogenic landscape change, while developing innovative methodologies of how advanced virtual landscape visualisations and modeling can be used to explore human reaction to these changes. My work spans a range of scales and issues including environmental impact assessments, urban green space strategies, rural landscape development, large-scale landscape planning and design, landscape aesthetics, planning and design communication as well as participatory decision-making.
At several international conferences I presented the results of my work as keynote speaker. I initiated and chaired the international conferences ‚Our Visual Landscape ’99: A Conference on Visual Resource Management´ and ‚Our Shared Landscape 2005, Integrating ecological, socio-economic and aesthetic aspects in landscape planning and management´ http://www.osl.group.shef.ac.uk, both held in the Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, Switzerland.