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Emma Oldroyd

About Emma Oldroyd

Emma has over ten years' experience in Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Planning projects throughout the UK involving neighbourhood design, masterplanning, landscape and townscape impact assessments, site design and implementation. Emma previously worked for The Landscape Partnership, Cracknell Ferns Associates and Planet Earth Landscape Architects before her appointment as Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at our University in 2007.

Emma believes that Landscape Architecture and Design is about taking responsibility for making places better and she pursues this goal through practitioner consultancy projects, research and through teaching and inspiring the next generation of landscape architects.

Emma has judged the Leeds Architecture Awards, the White Rose Awards and UK Landscape Awards and is a member of the Urban Design Group, Landscape Institute and Tree Design Action Group.

Current Teaching

Emma is involved in teaching that deals with place at a range of scales from strategic thinking to detailed design.

Emma teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate Landscape Architecture course. She is level 5 coordinator and leads the successful level 6 Design & Community project.

Research Interests

Emma's current research is about developing methodologies for changing places. Her research uses live projects as a basis for extracting ideas that are applied broadly to other places and contexts. Her recent projects include working with Castleford Heritage Trust on a vision for the riverside, and Back to Front, an urban food project which won a Leeds Architecture Award in 2011.

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