Emma Beaumont

Landscape Architect and Artist Emma Beaumont is passionate about people-focused design, particularly gender mainstreaming. This extends to experience in co-design & engagement, public art, child-friendly cities and play. Completing a Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield in 2021, Emma’s final project focused on women’s safety in urban planning and design, in the context of Burnley, Lancashire. During this time she was a member of feminist campaign Our Bodies Our Streets. OBOS advocates safe and equal access to public spaces, without fear of harassment. Supported by the council and university, Emma created a light installation raising awareness of the issue, in a park where many women reported feeling unsafe, and shared their experiences with OBOS. Emma has since returned to the university to teach on the Masters module “Equity and Participation in Place Change”, and as a panellist on “Women in Landscape”, a workshop for graduating students.