Ed Wall

Dr Ed Wall BA, BLA, MUD, PhD

Academic Portfolio Lead - Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

Key details

Dr Ed Wall

Academic Portfolio Lead - Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

Ed Wall is Associate Professor of Cities and Landscapes, Academic Portfolio Lead for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, co-lead Faculty Postgraduate Research, and co-lead of the Advanced Urban research group. He is also Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University Milan, Director of Project Studio, Founding Editor of Testing-Ground: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories, and External Examiner at the Architecture Association. In 2017 he was City of Vienna Visiting Professor: Urban culture, public space and the future – urban equity and the global agenda (TU Vienna).

Ed is guest-editor of The Landscapists (Architectural Design / Wiley 2020) and co-editor of Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays, with Tim Waterman (Routledge 2017). He currently co-editing two further books: Landscape Citizenships (with colleagues at UCL The Bartlett and University of Toronto) and Unsettled - Urban Routines, Temporalities and Contestations (with colleagues at SKuOR/TU Vienna). In 2020 he was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for research into global forms of architectural practice.

His research interests focus on relationships and processes of landscapes and cities – with a particular emphasis on urban equity and ecological justice through design practice. He has presented research internationally, including at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Columbia University and Edinburgh University.

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 also initiated 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, Ed and , (2021), Incompleteness: landscapes, cartographies, citizenships. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Landscape Research 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.

Book section

Wall, Ed and , (2021), Working with uncertainties: living with masterplanning at Elephant and Castle. Routledge. In: , , In: Tim Waterman, Jane Wolff, Ed Wall (eds.), Landscape Citizenship. Routledge, (1st) . ISBN: 9780367478827 (doi: ).

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 Landscap. 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: Analogu. 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 Essay. Routledge, (1st) . pp. 144-163 . ISBN: 9781138125575 (doi: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315647401).

Wall, Edward Duncan and , (2015), A short introduction to landscape as a design process. Maggioli Editore. In: , , In: Antonella Contin (ed.), Questo Metropolitan Architectur. Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy , 1 . pp. 204-209 . ISBN: 9788891609038 (doi: http://www.maggiolieditore.it/questo-metropolitan-architecture.html#product_tabs_description_tabbed).

Wall, Ed and , Dring, Mike (2014), Landscapes of variance: Working the gap between design and nature. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. In: , , In: Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen (eds.), Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Desig. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, US (1st) . pp. 195-209 . ISBN: 9781482232202 (doi: https://www.crcpress.com/Revising-Green-Infrastructure-Concepts-Between-Nature-and-Design/Czechowski-Hauck-Hausladen/9781482232202) NB Item availability restricted.

Wall, Ed and , (2014), Working the realities of landscape. Thames and Hudson Ltd. In: , , In: Neil Spiller, Nic Clear (eds.), Educating Architects: How tomorrow's practitioners will learn toda. Thames and Hudson Ltd, . pp. 128-137 . ISBN: 9780500343005 (doi: http://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/educating-architects-how-tomorrows-practitioners-will-learn-today-hardcover).

Edited book

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 , Dawes, Antonia (2014), Cartographies and Itineraries. In: , , , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.


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.