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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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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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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