Biodiversity and urban landscape

Biodiversity and Urban Landscapes


We are committed to enhancing, conserving and monitoring biodiversity and habitats on the School estate including our main campus, halls of residence and our 11 acre sports ground.



  • Working with Mace on the Centre Buildings Redevelopment, the construction company installed a green wall on their portacabin site office - believed to be the first time this has been done in the UK. The wall will be transferred to a permanent home on an LSE building.
  • LSE has a green wall on the Old Building - which as well as regulating temperature and adding to the aesthetics, provides an ideal habitat for wildlife which can help improve local air quality; both by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
  • There are brown roofs on campus which provide a natural habitat for wildlife and can improve drainage.
  • LSE has rooftop gardens for LSE students and staff to get involved with growing food. Find out more here.
  • LSE has five beehives, including an observation beehive. Find out more here, check out the LSE Bees blog and follow @LSEbees on Twitter. 
  • See the Get Involved pages to find out how you can get stuck in the biodiversity projects across campus.