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We are NCAN

We are NCAN

We are NCAN - The Newcastle Students Climate Action Network! We are a group focused on highlighting climate issues in the built environment and we believe that our education should be focused and improved to help us be more sustainable in our future practice.

We will be launching with a school wide event for students and tutors.

This event will be streamed live on Youtube, watch here.

Please give us a follow on our Twitter and Instagram accounts @NCLStudentsCAN

Climate Literacy & Change Launch

Newcastle's history places it at the heart of human-led climate change. Some of the world's oldest industrialised coal extraction took place adjacent to the university's new science and technology campus in the city centre. The very motive force of the industrial revolution was generated here - and we now have a chance to work with and through that legacy to explore long term, lasting and substantive change.

At Newcastle University's school of architecture, planning & landscape, we're excited to launch the first stage of our Climate Literacy & Change programme. Led by architecture staff and students, climate crisis is being foregrounded in our ambitions as a school to work to confront this most pressing issue of our time.

Western architectural practices and the built-environment are major net contributors to global carbon emissions, biosphere degradation, soil erosion & resource consumption. We have a window of opportunity to think carefully about our practices and pedagogies and look to effect profound change in our cultures of building.

Who we are

Newcastle Student Climate Action Network (NCAN) is led by a current M.Arch student collective - see their twitter here and Instagram accounts @NCLStudentsCAN

Climate Literacy & Change coordinators are Prof. Rachel Armstrong and Dr. Ed Wainwright, both designers, thinkers and educators in the school of architecture, planning & landscape, Newcastle University