Landscape architecture students work for a sustainable future after COP27

November 2022

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Representatives of around 190 counties came together in Egypt this month for COP27.

The summit, which is also called the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, took place from 6th to 18th November and aimed to create new policies to limit rising global temperatures.

For students studying Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Garden Design at Writtle University College, environmental sustainability is key.  

Chloe Erskine explained: "COP27 was a stark reminder of the decisive and immediate action required to combat climate change. Our focus as landscape architects is on how we can improve green infrastructure in towns and cities to help cool them in the face of increasing global temperatures."

The profession is at the forefront of creating pioneering, innovative designs. Students are taught to explore contemporary urban and rural landscape design with a focus on ecological approaches.

Dylan Grantham said: "As landscape architects we play an important part in ensuring the futures of our towns and cities are as green and environmentally focused as they can be."

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