The University of Edinburgh

Climate and sustainability /
Place, context and culture


Bringing together experts in landscape architecture, environmental psychology, human geography, forestry, quality of life measures and design for all ages and abilities. Addressing the full spectrum of open space environments – from city parks and squares to remote rural landscapes –their work informs policy on health and wellbeing, social inclusion, countryside access and sustainable urban development.

Design Informatics

The Institute for Design Informatics draws on user centred and participatory design methods to develop design driven solutions in a range of areas including to support conditions associated with sustainable living.

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Business, innovation and economy
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Ethics and regulation
Historical and longitudinal perspectives
Place, context and culture
Public attitudes and controversies
Security, risk and harm
User and stakeholder perspectives