Advanced Landscape and Urbanism Research Group (ALU) is a platform for design and research of cities and landscapes. The group encourages new approaches to research and design experimentation, which investigate the everyday and the extraordinary spaces, environments and lives of our cities.

Research areas include: the design and production of public space; the history, theory and future of cities; relations between green roofs and wider urban infrastructures, agricultures and environmental processes; technological and design innovation in planting, ecology and materials; and emerging theory and practice in landscape architecture, design and urbanism. The design research journal TESTING-GROUND was founded by the research group in 2015.

The Advanced Landscape and Urbanism research group has a strong team of academics and students with a reputation for successfully funded research projects, publications and international collaborations.