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Research within landscape architecture at Wageningen UR is strongly interlinked with landscape design and mediates between worlds of knowledge in the natural and social sciences, the arts and the humanities. This results in complex and varied research topics, and interdisciplinary research projects.

Core research objectives

The core research objectives of the landscape architecture group are to develop methods and criteria for:

  • analysing the social, economic, political, cultural and historical meanings of landscape that influence landscape architecture as a contextual design discipline;
  • judging the quality of designs;
  • developing the concept of ‘Research by Design’, both as a design method and as a research methode;
  • analysing and contributing to solving pressing global landscape problems in the field of climate, water, energy and rural and urban land development.

The connection with other groups of Wageningen UR and with other universities and institutes contributes to the quality of research.

Research programme leader

Professor Adri van den Brink holds the chair of the Landscape Architecture group at Wageningen UR.

Research projects and programmes Landscape Architecture Group

PhD research of the Landscape Architecture Group

Research-page Landscape Architecture Group

TOPOS is an online weblog supported by the chair of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Cultural Geography of Wageningen University.