POST-COVID CITIES: A DIALOGUE WITH PRACTICE

Post-COVID Cities is the theme of the 2020 Industry Project set up between the BA Designing Cities at the University of Westminster and three London-based practices: Jacobs, ING Media, and WSP. After a summer of intense work, where our students…

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INDUSTRY PROJECT

From this Academic year we have launched new ‘industry projects’ in our course, with top firms in London. An ‘industry project’ is a research project relevant to the industry and carried out by students working in group, under the joint supervision…

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DESIGNING CITIES ON-LINE

Designing Cities has been one of the first courses of the School of Architecture and Cities to be fully moved on-line since mid March 2020, in response to the unprecedented outbreak of CODIV-2019. We have already reached the last week…

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TOWARDS A CLIMATE-PROOF CURRICULUM

In the last months our Designing Cities team has worked hard to innovate the course and the syllabus of different modules, responding to the imperative of tackling climate change. In particular, over the last summer we have joined a new…

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DESIGNING CITIES 2018/19: A BALANCE

BA Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture   Designing Cities is an interdisciplinary and integrated course between urban planning and architecture. The course addresses the challenge of building sustainable cities, with the aim to train a new generation of city experts…

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INTERNATIONAL FIELDTRIP TO CHINA

From April 5th to 13th, 2018, year 2 students from the University of Westminster travelled to China for their annual International Field Trip to work on a collaborative project with WHITRAP, Tongji University in Shanghai and Xi’an Jiaotong- Liverpool University…

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UNDERSTANDING URBAN REGENERATION IN MANCHESTER

Designing Cities students visited Manchester to learn about urban regeneration from both active practitioners and the local authority. The trip was organised by Jim Coleman, Professor of Professional Practice at the University of Westminster, which has led the group together…

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OUR FIRST YEAR: A BALANCE

Designing Cities has been set up to respond to the great urban and environmental challenges of contemporary society. It aims to train a new generation of city experts capable to face the complexity of cities, to understand the forces that…

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INTREPID URBAN FUTURES

Designing Cities is an innovative interdisciplinary programme between architecture and planning. It has been set up in response to the evolution of the professional practice more in demand of urban designers. It responds also to the broader need to implement real interdisciplinary…

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