Duncan Goodwin

Duncan Goodwin MPS, MA

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Technical Coordinator and Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Programme Leader

Key details

Duncan Goodwin

Senior Lecturer, Landscape Technical Coordinator and Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Programme Leader

Duncan holds a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Greenwich, in Stockwell Street, where he teaches on both the BA and MA Landscape Architecture programmes. He was previously an Associate Director at Capita Land Planning, a multi-disciplinary consultancy practice based in central London, where he managed a team of Landscape Architects on large multidisciplinary design and construction projects.

He graduated in Horticulture with Plantsmanship and Design and during his career, gained experience from the gamut of practical horticulture, working in commercial nurseries, operating a small organic farm and running his own design and build landscape contracting company. He joined the prestigious Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in 1995, as plant propagator and nursery manager and became Head Gardener in 2001, with responsibility for the management and development of plant collections and grounds.

Duncan was awarded a Cornell University Scholarship, in the United States, where he gained a Masters degree in Public Garden Management. He was also a recipient of the Edna Bailey Sussman Fund, which enabled him to spend the summer working for the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, in Ithaca, New York. He also gained a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Greenwich.

In addition to being a Chartered Landscape Architect, he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, a technical member of the Arboricultural Association and a Fellow of the Linnean Society. His research interests include urban tree establishment, green infrastructure planning, urban ecology and sustainable drainage systems. His book "The Urban Tree" was published in 2017 by Routledge.

Responsibilities within the university


  • Cornell University Scholarship
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Fund


CMLI, MCIHort, TechArborA, FLS

Key projects

Funding Awarded:

  • 2020 – HEIF Funding; £6,900; Extension to Streetscape Tree Planting Comparative Study (Fund Code 14621)
  • 2019 – HEIF Funding; £12,000 + admin support; Captivate Research Group (one of four group members)
  • 2018 – Jardin Botanico Universitario, Puebla, Mexico; £1,660 (expenses); The Urban Tree: Creating Green Cities – 3-day Summer School
  • 2018 – Match Funding – approx. £1k (Hybrid Ecology and Sharon Hosegood Associates)
  • 2018 – HEIF Funding; 4,990; Extension to Streetscape Tree Planting Comparative Study
  • 2015 – Match Funding – approx. £7k (Arboraft and Barcham Trees)
  • 2015 – REF Funding; £6,029; Extension to Streetscape Tree Planting Comparative Study
  • 2014 – Match Funding – approx. £45k (Deeproot UK, GreenBlue Urban, Bourne Amenity and Landtech)
  • 2013 – RAE Funding; £12,013; Streetscape Tree Planting Comparative Study

Total funding received to date: £84,592.

Recent publications


Goodwin, Duncan and , (2017), The Urban Tree. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon UK . ISBN: 9780415702461 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference proceedings

Athique Winterbottom, Anushka , Goodwin, Duncan, Liu, Alexis, Wall, Edward Duncan (2023), Collective Landscape Futures symposium. University of Greenwich. In: Collective Landscape Futures Symposium, 18 - 19 May 2023, Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich , Collective Landscape Futures symposium. 18th -19th May 2023. University of Greenwich, London. University of Greenwich, London (1st) (doi: https://thelandscape.org/2023/05/11/collective-landscape-futures-symposium/).


Withers, Simon , Hudson, Philip, Kennedy, Stephen, Goodwin, Duncan (2023), Synthetic visions of maritime Greenwich. In: Synthetic Visions of Maritime Greenwich, 11th April - 12th May 12th 2023, Project Space, Stockwell Street, London SE10 9BD , . , (doi: http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/captivate/)