Head of Landscape- Sheffield University
Paul is Professor and Head of Department of Landscape at Sheffield University. Having trained originally as an environmental scientist he then studied town planning and developed a strong interest in the interplay between development and ecosystems. This evolved into specialisms on local sustainable development and the changing cultural landscape.
His current work is mainly focused on re-embedding green infrastructures in urban areas and the drivers of landscape change in the countryside. Rather than treating landscape preservation as a shibboleth, he accepts that many areas will undergo radical visual transformation and asks, ‘how can we promote future landscapes in town and country that meet acknowledged sustainability criteria?’ In his spare time, Paul is a decent guitarist with eclectic musical tastes, an increasingly shambolic runner and a keen explorer of the Peak District.
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