Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

New Plant Technologies course


From September a new course, Plant Technologies, will be taught at the University of Greenwich. The course, a key component of the Master of Landscape Architecture, has been designed and will be taught by Duncan Goodwin.

The course will explore the roles played by plants as key elements within the structural design of productive (provisioning, regulating and cultural) and resilient landscapes. Plants will be considered as both individual elements and as vital parts within larger dynamic systems. The principles and processes of using plants in landscapes will be explored through critical site assessment and analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the establishment and management of plantings, with a focus on landscape performance. The course will provide students with the necessary tools, processes and metrics to enable landscape planting interventions to be designed, evaluated, built and maintained.

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Duncan Goodwin graduated in Horticulture with Plantsmanship and Design. He joined the prestigious Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in 1995, as plant propagator and nursery manager and became Head Gardener in 2001, with responsibility for the management and development of plant collections and grounds. Duncan was awarded a Cornell University Scholarship and gained a Master in Professional Practice at Cornell in Public Garden Management. He also received his MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Greenwich.

In addition to being a Chartered Landscape Architect, he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, a technical member of the Arboricultural Association and a Fellow of the Linnean Society. His research interests include urban tree establishment, green infrastructure planning and sustainable drainage systems. His book written for Routledge “The Urban Tree” was published in 2017.

See a video of Duncan Goodwin’s research here.


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