Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Research in Landscape Architecture

The subject Landscape architecture is multidisciplinary and contributes to the knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in the designing of landscapes. The research at our divison aims at developing knowledge on theories and methods for planning, design and management of landscapes.


Design Theory


Landscape Design


Spatial Planning


Landscape Management


Landscape Architecture is the art of combining function, aesthetics and sustainability in the planning, design and management of the environment.

The subject covers a broad field, from regional and city spatial planning to the design of urban spaces and the individual elements which constitute them. This is addressed with the awareness of the mutual dependence and interactions between these different scales.

Research and professional activities at the division are implemented in many different forms; from large national and international research projects to partnership projects in close collaboration with stakeholders and administrations, sector organizations and private businesses. Our activities have interdisciplinary and international character and contribute to the knowledge about different types of landscapes, and their shaping at various scales and their role in society. We are collaborating with universities in Europe, the Baltic Sea region, and in the Global South.

The division is supported by the Faculty in their strategic development of the subject Landscape architecture through the sub-areas of:

  • Design Theory
  • Landscape Design
  • Spatial Planning
  • Landscape Management

Division of Landscape Architecture

Head of Division

Bruno Santesson, Lecturer, +4618672519, +46739826023
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Vice Head of Division

Åsa Ahrland, Senior Lecturer, +4618672508
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