Luke is a practitioner and researcher of Ecourbanism, a whole systems approach to landscape-led urban planning that combines concerns and actions on climate change, sustainable drainage, biodiversity loss, food, convivial design, and salutogenic design operating at multiple scales
Luke is a chartered landscape architect, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He founded Studio Engleback in January 1999 and has over 35 years’ experience of sustainable environmental design, and planning.
A constant thread running through his work has been research into climate change, biodiversity, food, soils and health. These issues inform evidence-based design and planning to improve both human, and planetary health and wellbeing. Studio Engleback’s work includes projects at all scales in the UK, Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, and mainland Europe.
Projects range from community projects and schools to housing developments including Kevin McCloud’s HAB homes in Swindon and through to major masterplans including Greater Ashford Development Framework, Blackwall Reach and Olympic Legacy housing.
Luke combines research and practice experience has fed into teaching in the UK, Norway, Estonia, Italy and Syracuse University. I share this knowledge at peer review on the Cambridge Quality Panel, Design Southeast, and South Downs National Park Design Panel.
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