REF2021 13Z_ICS_C Integrated Landscapes: Seeing the Bigger Picture

  • Moore, Kathryn (Research Participant)
  • Peter Larkham (Research Participant)

    Impact: Environmental impacts, Quality of life impacts, Public Policy or Services impacts

    Description of impact

    Our research has set a new cultural agenda for the role of landscape as a strategic mechanism to transform city regions. It has steered HS2’s design policy towards careful integration with the landscape and initiated an urban National Park for the West Midlands (WMNP). The programme underpins the West Midlands Combined Authority’s current sustainability agenda and directs long-term social and economic regeneration in the Black Country. It was instrumental in setting the course for the Black Country being awarded UNESCO Geopark status. Research combined with advocacy resulted in the African Landscape Network adopting a Landscape Charter for the first time.
    Impact date20132020
    Category of impactEnvironmental impacts, Quality of life impacts, Public Policy or Services impacts