Ed Wall

Professor Ed Wall BA, BLA, MUD, PhD

Academic Portfolio Lead - Landscape Architecture and Urbanism; Lead - Centre for Spatial and Digital Ecologies

Key details

Professor Ed Wall

Academic Portfolio Lead - Landscape Architecture and Urbanism; Lead - Centre for Spatial and Digital Ecologies

Ed Wall is Professor of Cities and Landscapes, Academic Portfolio Lead for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, and co-lead of the Advanced Urban research group. He is also Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University Milan, Director of Project Studio, and in 2017, was City of Vienna Visiting Professor: Urban culture, public space and the future – urban equity and the global agenda (TU Vienna). He is a Design Council Specialist Expert and a member of the European Prize for Public Space’s (CCCB) Board of Experts.

Ed has written several books and articles, most recently Contesting Public Spaces (Routledge 2022). He is guest-editor of The Landscapists (Architectural Design / Wiley 2020) and co-editor of Unsettled Urban Space (Routledge 2022), Landscape Citizenships (Routledge 2021), and Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays (Routledge 2017). He is founding editor of Testing-Ground: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories.

His research interests focus on the intersection of public landscapes, spatial justice, and design experimentation. He has been invited to present research internationally, including at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Columbia University, the Architectural Association, and Edinburgh University. In 2020 he was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for research into global forms of architectural practice.

He has been co-convenor of several international, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary conferences including Landscape and Critical Agency (at UCL The Bartlett), Unsettled: Urban Routines, Temporalities and Contestations (at TU Vienna), Design Agency within Earth Systems (at the Architecture Association) and Landscape Citizenships (at Conway Hall). He organised and hosted The Landscapists Seminars - 39 daily, international, online seminars with renowned landscape designers and researchers.

As founding director of Project Studio, he has designed experimental projects, such as The Valley Project, Park Works, Lubricity, and Roaming Forest. These have been exhibited at the Van Alen Institute, Landscape Urbanism Biennale, Building Centre, Garden Museum, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Des Moines Art Center, Architecture Foundation, and Royal Academy. Projects have also been published internationally in: The Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Design, Building Design, Abitare, and Arch Daily.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Academic Portfolio Lead: Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
  • Postgraduate Research Lead, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Member of Landscape Institute
  • International Advisory Board of Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR)

Research / Scholarly interests

Ed's research focuses on the processes and forms of public space, landscape and cities. This includes the site-specific research methods and design speculations which are central to studio culture within the university and landscape architecture practice. Specific projects have investigated: the relationship between the formal and the informal in the development of cities; informality in public space; processes of public space; environmental and public space infrastructures; and the relations between landscape architecture and urban design.

  • Urban equity, design and development
  • Landscape ​agency, citizenships and justice
  • Incompleteness, unfinished landscapes
  • Cities, after landscapes

Recent publications


Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2021), Constellation versus hero: a conversation with Mary Miss. British Academy. In: , , , . British Academy, Journal of the British Academy, 9 (s5) . pp. 7-28 2052–7217 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/009s5.007).

Wall, Ed and , (2021), Incompleteness: landscapes, cartographies, citizenships. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Landscape Research, 47 (2) . pp. 179-194 ISSN: 0142-6397 (Print), 1469-9710 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2021.1914011).

Wall, Ed and , (2020), Les paysagistes: expanding, producing, contested fields of landscape. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Architectural Design, 90 (1) . pp. 6-13 ISSN: 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ad.2519) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Ed and , (2020), Advanced landscapes: a structured pedagogy of process. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Architectural Design, 90 (1) . pp. 54-61 ISSN: 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ad.2525) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Ed and , (2017), Incomplete cartographies: a methodology for unfinished landscapes. NAi010 publishers. In: , , , . NAi010 publishers, OASE: Journal for Architecture, 98 . pp. 109-115 ISSN: 0169-6238 (Print), (doi: https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/98/Incompletecartographies#109) NB Item availability restricted.


Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2022), Contesting public spaces: social lives of urban redevelopment in London. Routledge - Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Routledge - Taylor and Francis, London (1st) . ISBN: 9781032163567 ; 1032163569 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Contesting-Public-Spaces-Social-Lives-of-Urban-Redevelopment-in-London/Wall/p/book/9781032163567).

Book section

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2022), Cleansing and cleaning: maintaining urban developments of exclusion. Routledge. In: , , , Unsettled: Urban Routines, Temporalities, and Contestations. Routledge, (doi: ).

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2022), Youthhood. Advanced Landscape and Urbanism. In: , , In: Daze Aghaji, Carmel Keran, Alexis Liu, Dan Cui, Kristofer Cullum-Fernandez, Fida Sassi, Edward Duncan Wall (eds.), Testing Ground 03: Youthhood. Advanced Landscape and Urbanism, University of Greenwich, London Testing-Ground 03: Youthood, 3 (1st) . ISBN: 9798788404943 (doi: ).

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2021), Foreword: a tribute to Michael Sorkin. Birkhauser. In: , , In: Cannon Ivers (ed.), 250 Things a Landscape Architect Should Know. Birkhauser, Berlin; Munich; Boston (1st) . pp. 4-5 . ISBN: 9783035623369 ; 9783035623352 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783035623369-001) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Ed and , (2021), Working with uncertainties: living with masterplanning at Elephant and Castle. Routledge- Taylor & Francis. In: , , In: Timothy Laurence Waterman, Jane Wolff, Ed Wall (eds.), Landscape Citizenships. Routledge- Taylor & Francis, London (1st) . pp. 1-20 . ISBN: 9780367478827; 9781003037163 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003037163).

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2021), Cities after landscape: post – landscapes, other practices, and all things. Springer. In: , , In: Antonella Contin (ed.), Metropolitan Landscapes: Towards a Shared Construction of the Resilient City of the Future. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , 28 (1st) . pp. 53-66 . ISBN: 9783030744243 ; 9783030744236 (doi: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-74424-3).

Wall, Ed and , (2019), 'What … is landscape?' asking questions of landscapes through design drawings. Routledge. In: , , In: Karsten Jørgensen, Nilgül Karadeniz, Elke Mertens, Richard Stiles (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape. Routledge, (1st) . pp. 15-30 . ISBN: 9780815380528 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Teaching-Landscape-1st-Edition/Jorgensen-Karadeniz-Mertens-Stiles/p/book/9780815380528) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2019), Composing cartographies of complexity. Routledge. In: , , In: Nadia Amoroso (ed.), Representing Landscapes: Analogue. Routledge, . pp. 5-6 . ISBN: 9781351048880 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Representing-Landscapes-Analogue-1st-Edition/Amoroso/p/book/9781138485570) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Ed and , (2017), Post-landscape or the potential of other relations with the land. Routledge. In: , , In: Ed Wall, Tim Waterman (eds.), Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays. Routledge, (1st) . pp. 144-163 . ISBN: 9781138125575 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315647401).

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/).

Edited book

Viderman, Tihomir , Knierbein, Sabine, Kränzle, Elina, Frank, Sybille , Roskamm, Nikolai , Wall, Edward Duncan (2022), Unsettled Urban Space: Routines, Temporalities and Contestations. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, New York . ISBN: 9780367258603 (doi: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9780429290237/unsettled-urban-space-sabine-knierbein-tihomir-viderman-elina-kr%C3%A4nzle-sybille-frank-ed-wall-nikolai-roskamm).

Wall, Ed , Waterman, Tim, Wolff, Jane (2021), Landscape Citizenships. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, . ISBN: 9780367478827 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Landscape-Citizenships/Waterman-Wolff-Wall/p/book/9780367478827).

Wall, Ed and , (2020), Special Issue: The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, , 90 (1) . ISBN: 9781119540038ISSN: 0003-8504 (Print), (doi: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15542769/2020/90/1).

Wall, Ed and , Waterman, Tim (2017), Landscape and Agency. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Abingdon and New York (1st) . ISBN: 9781138125575 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315647401).


Wall, Edward Duncan and , Withers, Simon (2024), Part Forest. In: Forest Futures, 25th Jan - Mar 31st, 2024, Harvard, Druker Design Gallery, 48 Quincy Street, Gund Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA , . , (doi: https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/exhibition/forest-futures/)


Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2020), Covid thoughts: Reopening public green places. Landscape Research Group. In: , , , . Landscape Research Group, Landscape Exchange: Landscape Research Group (doi: https://landscaperesearch.org/covid-thoughts-reopening-public-green-places/).

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2020), The Landscapists - multi-component item. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, (doi: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Landscapists-p-9781119540038) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2017), Landscape and Agency - Multi-component item. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Oxon (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Landscape-and-Agency-Critical-Essays-1st-Edition/Wall-Waterman/p/book/9781138125575) NB Item availability restricted.


Hugin, Amund , Geros, Christina, Wall, Edward Duncan, Botchway, Larry , Jawareesh, Wattan , Athique Winterbottom, Anushka , Angell, Roo , Landscape Architecture & Urbanism, University of Greenwich (2022), Intersectional Landscapes. Landscape Architecture & Urbanism, University of Greenwich. In: Intersectional Landscapes: Collective Landscape Futures, 9th Mar, 2022, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich , . Landscape Architecture & Urbanism, University of Greenwich, (doi: http://www.greenwichunigalleries.co.uk/collective-landscape-futures-intersectional-landscapes/).