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MArch graduates Robert Thackeray and Nicholas Honey receive RIBA Award for Sustainable Design at Part 2

The award was announced at the RIBA President's Medals ceremony on Tuesday 7 December 2021

Professor Steve Graham's book Vertical has received the "Translation Book of the Year" award from Openbook

The national Taiwanese book review website presented the award in a ceremony at the beginning of December 2021

Animated films show how to catch a bus not a bug this winter

Whilst car journeys in the UK have returned to pre-pandemic levels, the number of passengers taking the bus or train journeys remains lower than before the first lockdown was brought in.

HBBE based Team selected as one of seven Final Concepts for an Eco-social Renewal by Driving the Human

Driving The Human is a catalyst for experimentation, shaping sustainable and collective futures that combine science, technology, and the arts in a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach.

Planning Futures Employer Event

The Planning Futures event took place during Enrichment week, with invited employers, practitioners and alumni presenting to students

Professor Simin Davoudi holds the Chair of Town Planning title

Congratulations to Simin on receiving this historic title

Vox interview with Emeritus Professor Roger Burrows

Professor Roger Burrows discusses mega basements in London following recent flooding

Towards Another Architecture - Online Lecture Series

In collaboration with the Farrell Centre, we launch the winter programme of our online lecture series

Applications are open for the Rogers Stirk Harbour Bursaries

BA Architecture Stage 2 and Stage 3 students can apply for the £5,000 bursaries

Prospect Us exhibition in Shieldfield Arts Works by Dr Julia Heslop

Prospect Us explores the social, emotional and political impact of commodification of land, rapid urban development and studentification in Newcastle.

Stage 1 Geography and Planning Bike Trip

DPD Abby Schoneboom led a bike tour from the Quayside to Tynemouth to showcase the region's developments

Owen Hopkins releases new book "The Museum"

Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of The Museum, one of mankind’s most essential creations.

From post-political to authoritarian planning in England, a crisis of legitimacy

This new paper from Gareth Fearn and Simin Davoudi has been published and is available for Open Access

Toby Blackman read from his work on Bloomsbury Radio as part of the Bloomsbury Festival

Participants from the site-writing classes of 2020 and 2021 shared snippets of their work

City space transformed to put people first

A major redesign of a busy city centre area has been completed.

A Research Agenda for Heritage Planning

This new release has been edited by Loes Veldpaus, Lecturer in Urban Planning at APL

Landscape Journal Autumn 2021

Charlotte Veal, Maggie Roe and Helen Underhill feature in this Special Issue

New exhibition showcases climate-related projects

In the build-up to and during COP26, a new exhibition highlights pioneering work addressing climate change.

Samuel Neal awarded the Bishopwearmouth Student Bursary

The MSc Urban Planning student has received a course fees bursary of £2,500 combined with a work experience opportunity within the Conservation team at Sunderland City Council.

Two Master of Architecture students awarded the Hilary Taylor scholarships

Abbey McGuire (Stage 6) and Chloe Dalby (Stage 5) are the worthy recipients of the two scholarships of £2,500

The Building Futures bursaries awarded to students for the second year running

Architecture students Hannah Rolfe and Safaa Kallas have received the bursaries which covers the tuition fee cost of their undergraduate study

Professor Jeremy Crampton awarded Fellowship by The Alan Turing Institute

Twenty seven Newcastle University experts have been awarded Fellowships by The Alan Turing Institute

Active Living Infrastructure Controlled Environment (ALICE) project showcased at the V&A museum

Professor Rachel Armstrong's project was shown as part of the Design Weekend

Dr Andy Law becomes Acting Director of the Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University is a partnership between Newcastle University and Xiamen University of China.

Upcoming on-campus Open Days

We are thrilled to be welcoming visitors back onto campus in the first of our hybrid Open Days

Professor Steve Graham comments on the office towers plans around the Bevis Marks Synagogue in London

The synagogue claims that two new proposed office towers would block its sunlight

Listing Success for Durham's Dunelm House

APL's Claire Harper contributed to this on-going campaign

Northumberlandia Welcome Pavilion

The project is the latest in the Testing Ground Live Build Linked Research projects led by Professor Graham Farmer

Maggie Roe appointed to Defra's Trees and Woodlands Scientific Advisory Group

Maggie Roe, Reader in Landscape Planning Research & Policy Engagement, has been appointed to a new government Scientific Advisory Group

Sonali Dhanpal wins highly prestigious Marshall Fellowship

This competitive fellowship is awarded by the Institute of Historical Research and School of Advanced Study

New bursaries announced for Masters courses

The Hilary Taylor Scholarship and the Bishopwearmouth Bursary are now accepting applications

Architect's Journal Student Prize 2021

Graduates Luca Philo, Zara Rawson and Wing Yung Janet Tam have been nominated from our School

RIBA North East Student Awards Winners Announced

Stage 3 graduate Emma Beale received a commendation and Stage 6 graduates Rob Thackery and Nick Honey received the presentation prize

London basement extensions as normal as loft conversions, study finds

The research report produced by Professor Roger Burrows, Professor Steve Graham and Dr Alexander Wilson informs this guardian article

Architecture Degree Show 2021

This year’s Architecture Degree Show sees students addressing some of the critical issues facing towns and cities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor John Pendlebury publishes new book "Conserving the Historic Environment"

This useful guide sets out the full range of issues that planners might have to deal with concerning conservation

Newcastle University students scoop all three prizes in the Architecture for Health awards

The Stage 3 Architecture students were studying in the House of Memories studio, led by Neveen Hamza and Stuart Franklin

A student biodesign team presented their GeoBLoo project at the Biodesign Annual Challenge

Students Florian Kincaid and Lakshay Nayyar are supported by the Hub for biotechnology in the Built Environment

Living Construction: Can we grow a City?

Venice Biennale Video from the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

Work on Farrell Centre to begin this summer

Newcastle University is delighted to announce the launch of the Farrell Centre – a new public centre for architecture and cities.

Notre-Dame, its surroundings and the Ile de la Cité

Jointly organised by Dr Josep-Maria Garcia Fuentes this event will discuss the future area of the Notre Dame

Testing Ground project shortlisted in Newcastle University's Engagement and Place Awards

The project was one of three shortlisted projects in the Engaging for Cultural Benefit category

Bunkering down? The geography of elite residential basement development in London

Professor Roger Burrows, Professor Steve Graham and Dr Zander Wilson release new research paper

New Rountable on wellbeing in the North of Tyne calls for evidence

Professor Mark Shucksmith is playing a leading role in helping to guide decisions as the region recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

North of Tyne Citizen's Assembly

Professor Simin Davoudi provides insight at the Citizen's Assembly on climate change

At Home with Children: Learning from Lockdown

New research project is looking for participants to take their survey

Urban Design and Human Flourishing

Creating Places that Enable People to Live Healthy and Fulfilling Lives

Hope under Neoliberal Austerity

New book released edited by Mel Steer, Simin Davoudi, Mark Shucksmith and Liz Todd

The Art of Experiment

Interview with Rachel Armstrong and Rolf Hughes discussing the newly released book

Software, Sovereignty and the Post-Neoliberal Politics of Exit

Professor Roger Burrows introduces his Theory, Culture & Society article, written with Harrison Smith

Welfare system poorly adapted to meet needs of rural areas

The UK welfare system is poorly adapted to meet the needs of those living in rural areas, new research led by Newcastle University has found.

Key questions on forests in the EU

Clive Davies contributes to this new publication, which compiles key research findings in the form of 12 questions on forests in the EU and the benefits they provide to society

International Women's Day 2021

MArch students Sarah Bedwell and Kate Rhodes discuss women in architecture to celebrate IWD2021

Work begins on experimental living building

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

PhD Student Ang Gao has her film shortlisted at the RAI Film Festival

"The Ospreys and the Old Man" is within the Shorts - Livelihood category

A paper on LEADER and Spatial Justice has been published in the open access Sociologia Ruralis.

The paper is written by Professor Mark Shucksmith, Dr Liz Brooks and Professor Ali Madanipour

Professor Rose Gilroy becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

The Professor of Ageing, Policy and Planning receives this top accolade for excellence in the field of social sciences

Professor Tim Townshend joins Healthier Place, Healthier Future for their latest podcast

Listen to this episode to find out about toxic highstreets, greening effects for improving health and food production on the fringes of society.

Living bricks can generate energy in the home and wean humanity off fossil fuels

The Active Living Infrastructure: Controlled Environment (ALICE) research consortium has successfully completed and created a prototype that could both revolutionise housing and replace fossil fuels.

Professor Rose Gilroy publishes new book "Planning for an Ageing Society"

The book introduces planners to dominant ideas about, and responses to, #ageing & considers how the demographic shift may be a catalyst for new thinking among place-makers.

Building Futures Bursaries 2021

Applications for two bursary awards for students from BAME backgrounds to study architecture in 2021 are now open.

Owen Hopkins is the guest editor of Architectural Design

The January/February special issue discusses Multi Form: Architecture in an age of transition

Mountains and Megastructures: Neo-Geologic Landscapes of Human Endeavour

Newly published book from Martin Beattie, Christos Kakalis and Matthew Ozga-Lawn now available

Congratulations to Dr Usue Ruiz Arana on winning the Landscape Innovation Award at the Landscape Institute Awards 2020

Her project Thinking with my Ears: Guidance on Sound for Landscape Architects was announced as the winner at the online ceremony

MArch Graduate Jack Ingham shortlisted for the Architectural Drawing Prize

Congratulations to Jack Ingham who graduated from our Master of Architecture programme in Summer 2020.

Congratulations to APL alumnus Jacob George on receiving the RTPI Research Excellence Student Award

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence 2020 ceremony was held online on 7 September

Embodied Awareness and Space Symposium

A virtual symposium will be held 22 - 24 April