Urban Wildscapes


Both valued and feared, urban “wildscapes” evoke contradictory responses; but, in addition to their vital ecological and environmental role within urban green networks, they present the urban dweller with an alternative to the overly homogenous, mono-functional, sanitised and potentially excluding environments that are the mainstay of much contemporary urban development.

The Urban Wildscapes project began in 2007 as a partnership between The University of Sheffield and freelancers Richard Keenan and Katy Mugford. This website contains the background history of the project as well as details of the Urban Wildscapes book, published by Routledge.