2017-2018 Landscape Architecture Lecture Series
VICTOR STANLEY LECTURE | FRIDAY 9.22.17
JAMES HITCHMOUGH, PH.D
James Hitchmough is Professor of Horticultural Ecology and Head of the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK. His research has explored how to create complex naturalistic herbaceous vegetation for use in urban landscapes and secondarily, social research into what ordinary people think of such vegetation. Much of this work has been published in “Landscape and Urban Planning” the leading journal in the field. An important part in his research and practice has been to travel extensively to study the worlds most visually and ecologically interesting wild occurring herbaceous vegetation. This has involved numerous expeditions throughout China, Central Asia, Southern Africa, as well as Europe, North and South America. His research has been applied to practice across the world, from forming the 20ha “skin” of the 2012 London Olympic Park, to large-scale projects in Nanjing and Chongqing in China. This work is described in detail in his most recent popular book, “Sowing Beauty; designing flowering meadows from seed”.