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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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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LONDON OLYMPIC LEGACY

During our first session of the Contemporary Issues in Designing Cities module we visited the Olympic Park at Stratford. Alex Savine, the Head of Planning Policy, and Allison De Marco, Head of Development Management, gave us a presentation on the work…

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EVERYDAY LONDON

A warm welcome to our first cohort of Designing Cities students! The ice-breaking exercise was to discover the ‘everyday urbanism’ of London through direct observations and by taking pictures of daily activities and people. Cities are shaped by different actors resulting in…

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ORIENTATION WEEK

Designing Cities Orientation Week, 19/21 September 2016. Introduction and Project@London on ‘Living Cities‘ @TateModern, ways to discovering London! Picture: kids playing on a large floor-based rubber map of the city of Beirut, ‘Beirut Caoutchouc‘, Marwan Rechmaoui, 2004-8 © Tate, London [2016]. The map of the…

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