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McWilliam, WJ, Balzarova M. Evaluation of dairy company programmes for restoring green infrastructure: A New Zealand case study International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 2017 (Journal article - in press)

Atik,  M, Swaffield SR.  'Place Names and Landscape Character: A Case Study from Otago Region, New Zealand'  Landscape Research

Swaffield SR., Challenger N., and Davis S., 'He tangata, he tangata, he tangata: Landscape characterisation in Aotearoa New Zealand'. Chapter in Fairclough G; Swanwick C, Sarlov-Herlin I (eds) Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Routledge UK

Stahlschmidt P; Swaffield SR, Primdahl J, Velleman V, "Landscape analysis - mapping the character and potential of space.” Routledge UK Meurk, C., Sullivan, J., McWilliam, W. (in press) Vegetation history and dynamics in New Zealand - Future scenarios and improving the trajectories towards natural patterns. In. Box, E. (Ed.) Vegetation Structure and Function at Multiple Spatial, Temporal and Conceptual Scales. Springer-Verlag.


Wesener, A. Adopting 'things of the little': intangible cultural heritage and experiential authenticity of place in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham International Journal of Heritage Studies 1-15 17 Oct 2016

Wesener, A. 'This place feels authentic': exploring experiences of authenticity of place in relation to the urban built environment in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Journal of Urban Design 21(1):67-83 2016

Leyser-Droste M, Reicher C, Utku Y, Wesener, A, Escher G. Weiterbauen historisch geprägter Stadtstrukturen: Die Qualität des Einfügens im städtebaulichen Kontext Forum Stadt 43(3):279-294 01 Jan 2016

Swaffield SR, Primdahl J. Editorial: Integrating local landscape management in a globalized world - practices and pathways Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 116:1:1-4 22 Apr 2016

Swaffield SR, Vicenzotti V, Jorgensen A, Qvistrom M. Forty years of landscape research Landscape Research 41(4):1-21 14 Apr 2016

McWilliam, WJ, Fukuda Y, Moller H, Smith D. Evaluation of an agri-environmental program for restoring woody green infrastructure within pastoral dairy landscapes: A New Zealand case study International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 2016

Swaffield SR, Winchester H. Pathways to sustainable landscape management: peer recognition as an indicator of effective 'soft' actions Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 116(1):14-23 02 Jan 2016

Swaffield SR 'Case Study Research in Landscape Architecture'. Chapter in Bruns D, Van der Brink A, Bell S, (eds) 2016 Landscape Architecture Research Methods Routledge UK. pp 105-119


Barthelmeh, M., and McWilliam, W. (2015) The role of green infrastructure in the sustainable city: a vision for Singapore. City Green (10). CUGE Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology.

McWilliam, W., Brown, R., Eagles, P., Seasons, M. (2015) Evaluation of planning policy effectiveness for protecting green infrastructure ecosystem services from loss and degradation due to residential encroachment. Land Use Policy.

Brown, R.D., McWilliam, W., Vanos, J. (2015) The value of biodiversity in ameliorating global climate change and urban heat island intensification. 3rd GPSS-GPL International Symposium. How can we build "kizuna” for sustainability? An ecological perspective. 19th-20th January, University of Tokyo.

Fukuda, Y., McWilliam, W., Möller, H. (2015) Farmer values and attitudes regarding the retention and restoration of woody vegetation on dairy pastoral farms. 9th IALE World Congress, 5th-10th July, Portland, Oregon.

Roberts, L.; Brower, A.; Kerr, G.; Lambert, S.; McWilliam, W.; Moore, K.; Quinn, J.; Simmons, D.; Thrush, S.; Townsend, M.; Blaschke, P.; Costanza, R.; Cullen, R.; Hughey, K.; Wratten, S. (2015): The nature of wellbeing: how nature's ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 145 p.

Swaffield SR, Opdam P, Primdahl J (Convenors) 2015 Landscape Action Through Flows and Place: Interfaces between Global Food Chains, Business, and Local Communities in Landscape Management. Symposium 09 Introduction in Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global approaches to complex Challenges. Proceedings of the IALE World Congress, July 5-10 2015 Portland Oregon.

Swaffield SR, Meurk CD (2015) Landscape Ecology in Aoteraoa-New Zealand: Origins, trends, challenges and opportunities. 9th IALE World Congress July 5-10 2015, Portland OR USA

Swaffield SR, Williams W (2015) Farmer agribusiness cooperatives as corporate agents in landscape management in New Zealand. 9th IALE World Congress July 5-10 2015, Portland OR USA

Wesener, A, Risse, F (2015) How people use temporary post-disaster open spaces: A study of three transitional community-initiated open spaces in central Christchurch, New Zealand. LEaP Report 40. Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Wesener, A. (2015). Temporary urbanism and urban sustainability after a natural disaster: transitional community-initiated open spaces in Christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Urbanism. doi:10.1080/17549175.2015.1061040

Wesener, A. (2015). Bottom-up governance after a natural disaster: temporary post-earthquake green spaces in Christchurch, New Zealand. Presentation at COST Action TU1201 Joint MC and WG Meeting, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus, 19 March.

Wesener, A. Montgomery R. The Relevance of Temporary Uses of Vacant Urban Spaces for Community Resilience after a Disaster: Transitional Community-Initiated Open Spaces in Christchurch, New Zealand People in Disasters Conference 2016. 25 Feb 2016


Eakin H, DeFroies R, Kerr S, Lambin EF, Liu J, Marcotullio, Messerli P, Reenberg A, Rueda X, Swaffield SR, Wicke B, Zimmerer K (2014) 'Significance of Telecoupling for Exploration of Land Use Change'. Chapter in In Seto KC & Reenberg A [eds] Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era MIT Press Cambridge Mass pp141-162

Hackenberg, K., Wesener, A., Leyser-Droste, M., & Wiegandt, C. -C. (2014). Öffentliches Bauen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Governance und Repräsentation: Der baukulturelle Umgang mit Rathäusern in Deutschland. Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde, 88, 39-61.

Liu, J, Hall V, Moran E, Nagendra H, Swaffield SR, Turner BLIII (2014) Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land Change Science In Seto KC & Reenberg A [eds] Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era MIT Press Cambridge Mass pp 119-140

Swaffield SR, 2014 Sustainability Practices in New Zealand Agricultural Landscapes under an open market policy regime Landscape Research 39[2] 190-204 doi:10.1080/01426397.2013.809058

Swaffield SR, Primdahl J [Eds] 2014 Pathways towards local scale policy integration in agricultural landscapes. Special Issue Landscape Research 39[2] 217pp doi:10.1080/01426397.2014.889461

Wesener, A. (2014). The Good, the Bad, the Authentic: An evaluation of concepts, experiences, and considered values of authenticity of place in the context of the post-industrial city. Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann.

Spicer A, Swaffield SR, Fairweather J, Moore K 'Environmental regulation, decision networks and land change: a Taupo, New Zealand case'. In Global Land Project (eds.), 2014. Proceedings of the Global Land Project 2nd Open Science Meeting, Berlin, March 19-21, 2014. Amsterdam/Berlin/Sao Paulo. pp.79-80.

Swaffield SR, Tavares S, Stewart E, 2014 A Combined Methodology for Investigating Urban Comfort in a City Undergoing Post Disaster Transitions In Ming-Han Li, Hyun Woo Kim (eds) Landscape, City, and Community CELA 2014 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings Baltimore, Maryland USA March 26-29, 2014. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. p253

Coghan, S., Balzarova, M., McWilliam, W., Haas, R. (2014) Evaluation of voluntary agro-environmental schemes adopted by dairy industry in Canterbury, New Zealand. 24th annual meeting of Austrian Society for Agricultural Economy (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomik), 25-26th September, Vienna.

Coghlan, S, Balzarova, M. McWilliam, W. and Haas, R. (2014) Lifting the veil of voluntary management standards - what is underneath? A case of dairy farming in Canterbury, Annual Conference of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, 29- 31st October, Hobart, Tasmania

McWilliam, W. (2014) Does green infrastructure protect ecosystem services from environmental change for the long term? Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA) Green and Sustainable Cities: the Role of Landscape Architecture Workshop, Uppsala, Sweden.

McWilliam, W., Barthelmeh, M. (2014) The blue-green infrastructure of Singapore. A workshop for the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, Singapore.


Bowring, J and Swaffield SR. (2013) 'Shifting landscapes in between times'. Harvard Design Magazine 36:96-105

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M., Brown, R. (2013). Barriers to the effective planning and management of residential encroachment within urban forest edges: a Southern Ontario case study. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. pp 48-52

Primdahl J, Andersen E, Swaffield S, & Kristensen L (2013) 'The intersecting dynamics of agricultural structural change and urbanisation within European rural landscapes - change patterns and policy implications'. Landscape Research 38(6)799-817 DOI:10.1080/01426397.2013.772959

Primdahl J, Kristensen LS & Swaffield SR (2013) Guiding Landscape Change: Current policy approaches and potentials of landscape strategy making as a policy integrating approach Applied Geography 42:86-94 doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.04.004

Swaffield SR (2013) Empowering landscape ecology-connecting science to governance through design values. Landscape Ecology 28:1193-1201 doi:10.1007/s10980-012-9765-9  

Opdam, P., Nassauer, J. I., Wang, Z., Albert, C., Bentrup, G., Castella, J. C., & Swaffield, S. (2013) Science for action at the local landscape scale. Landscape Ecology 28(8) 1439-1445 doi: 10.1007/s10980-013-9925-6

Swaffield SR, McWilliam W 2013. Landscape aesthetic experience and ecosystem services In Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand - conditions and trends. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand pp349-362.

Swaffield SR, Primdahl J and Hoversten M 2013 Discursive Relationships Between Landscape Science, Policy and Management Practice: Concepts, Issues and Examples. pp225-248 in B. Fu and K. B. Jones (eds.), Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6530-6_12

Swaffield SR Primdahl J (Convenors) Integrated local landscape management in a globalised world: practices and pathways Changing European Landscapes: Landscape Ecology, local to global IALE 2013 European Congress Manchester UK 9-12th Sept 2013

Swaffield SR Reconnecting global space with local place: New Zealand pathways to sustainable landscape management in Changing European Landscapes: Landscape Ecology, local to global IALE 2013 European Congress Manchester UK 9-12th Sept 2013

Wesener, A. (2013). Schöne neue Stadt. Bauwelt, 104(34), 6-8.


Kerr GN & Swaffield SR (2012): Identifying Cultural Service Values of a Small River in the Agricultural Landscape of Canterbury, New Zealand, Using Combined Methods. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 25:12, 1330-1339 doi:10.1080/08941920.2012.67672

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M., Brown, R. (2012). Evaluation of planning and management approaches for limiting residential encroachment impacts within forest edges: A Southern Ontario case study. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0232-9.

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M., Brown, R. (2012). Effectiveness of boundary structures in limiting residential encroachment into urban forests. Landscape Research DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2011.592243.

McWilliam, W., Meurk, C., Sullivan, J. (2012) From theory to design: Adapting a biodiversity strategy for New Zealand's intensively-developed landscapes. NZES Conference, Lincoln, N.Z.

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M, Brown, R. (2012) Evaluation of planning and management approaches for limiting residential encroachment impacts within forest edges. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Alpbach, Austria.

Runkel, S., & Wesener, A. (2012). "Rencontre sur les lieux": memory construction in urban ambiances. A video-based research approach. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances (pp. 121-126). Montreal, Canada.

Swaffield SR (2012): Reinventing Spatial Planning at the Urban Rural Interface: A Christchurch, New Zealand Case Study, Planning Practice & Research, 27:4, 405-422

Swaffield SR 'Knowing Landscape Architecture' Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture 2012, Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, November 6th 2012


Deming ME & Swaffield SR. (2011) 'Landscape Architectural Research: Inquiry/ Strategy/ Design' John Wiley and Sons, New York. 250pp

Wesener, A. (2011). Perception and Cognition of Architecture and Urban Design - The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. In S. Schindler, A. Sowa, & A. Wilson (Eds.), Constructing Knowledge - Das Wissen der Architektur. Conference Proceedings. (pp. 96-109). Aachen: RWTH Aachen University.

Wesener, A. (2011). Improving Quality of Place: Strategic Approaches in Germany and the UK. In M. Schrenk, V. V. Popovich, & P. Zeile (Eds.), Proceedings of REAL CORP 2011: CHANGE FOR STABILITY: Lifecycles of Cities and Regions (pp. 425-435). Schwechat: CORP - Competence Center of Urban and Regional Planning.


Primdahl J and Swaffield SR (eds) 2010 Globalisation and agricultural landscapes: Change Patterns and Policy Trends in Developed Countries. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 275pp

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M., Brown, R. (2010). Assessing the degradation effects of local residents on urban forests in Ontario, Canada. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 36 (6). 253-260.

McWilliam, W., Eagles, P., Seasons, M., Brown, R. (2010). The housing-forest interface: Testing structural approaches for protecting suburban natural systems following development. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 9, 145-159.

Aboutorabi, M., & Wesener, A. (2010). Jewellery Quarter Residents' Survey: How do residents in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter perceive, understand, and value their neighbourhood? Research Report. Birmingham: Birmingham City University.

Aboutorabi, M., & Wesener, A. (Eds.) (2010). Urban Design Research: Method and Application: Proceedings of the International Conference held at Birmingham City University, 3 - 4 December 2009. Birmingham: Birmingham City University.

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