James Hitchmough is Professor of Horticultural Ecology at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, the largest and most prestigious Dept in the UK. He was Head of Department from 2014-18.
James is best known for his research and practice into how to make and manage ecologically based designed plant communities, and how people emotionally respond to this type of vegetation. In the process of doing this he has become increasingly interested in much broader contexts, such as how to re-nature both urban and rural landscapes to offer richer experiences for people and better habitats to support biodiversity.
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