School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape



Engagement within wider society is central to our discipline and, specifically, our exploration of the relationships between people, spaces and places. Much of our teaching is directed towards developing professionals who can contribute to making places and buildings that enrich the quality of our society, and our research and teaching is intertwined with practice.

Our approach to engagement aims to be inclusive, reactive and supportive to ideas from colleagues, partners and alumni about ways to broaden or deepen our impact on society. A commitment to fostering staff initiatives has created a rich and lively culture of engagement in the School. This culture encompasses both research and teaching led by our academic staff and in conjunction with practicing professionals.

Live Build Projects

Collaboration with Kielder Art and Architecture to produce co-designed and built structures

town meeting project
The Town Meeting

Award winning theatre used to research community participation in planning

You Cant Move History
Youth and Heritage

Investigating young people's involvement in heritage: the Undercroft skate spot on London's South Bank

DIY Streets Fenham
Socially Engaged Practice

Working with communities to co-create places

City Futures project
City Futures

Managing Change in Future Cities

Reclaim the lane
Reclaim the Lanes

Working with the CHAT Trust to develop a community project