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The People's Plinth at the Farrell Centre

Do you have an object that helps tell the story of Tyneside?

Professor Maggie Roe and Dr Niki Black contribute to the Net Zero Pathway in Calcutta, Bengal

The decarbonisation policy has used case studies from the UK and India to inform its contents

From Newcastle Podcast Episode 5.3 The Farrell Centre

A new public space for architecture and cities with Owen Hopkins

Comment: Rural poverty is getting worse – and welfare harder to access

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Mark Shucksmith discusses the issues facing people living in poverty in rural areas.

Niki Black wins best photo in NU Sustainability Festival

A Sustainable Future? The Sundarbans delta, Bangladesh

Karl Mok stars in BBC's Interior Design Masters

APL graduate and tutor in BA Architecture Karl Mok is one of 10 contestants in the fourth series of Interior Design Masters

29% Equal Podcast

29% Equal is a podcast celebrating significant women who have shaped how we practice architecture today

Design Competition NUAS x NAS

This student-led initiative was held jointly by Newcastle and Northumbria's Architecture Societies on Friday 3 February

Rural Poverty Today: Experiences of Social Exclusion in Rural Britain

Professor Mark Shucksmith has co-authored this new book, due to be published on 22 February

Teaching adaptive reuse

Daniel Burn, leader of MArch Material Change studio, discusses the 'new from old' project

New book releases from Owen Hopkins, Director of the Farrell Centre

The new publications are now available to buy and pre-order

A Space for Sound - The Arches Sound Project

Usue Ruiz Arana and Dan Hill's "The Old Pottery Murmurations" project features in the first week of the sound installation

Architecture lecturer Smajo Bešo receives OBE in New Years Honours list

The OBE was awarded for services to genocide education and commemoration

What is a Good City?

Professor Simin Davoudi is a co-director of the Centre for Researching Cities, which runs the Good City project

Professor Mark Shucksmith on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today

The programme discusses what the Labour party's devolution proposals could mean for rural communities

RENKEI Winter School at Kyoto University, Japan

Dr Cat Button and Dr Helen Underhill attended the Winter School at the beginning of December 2022

Announcing the opening of the Farrell Centre

The Farrell Centre, a new centre for architecture and cities, will open to the public in Spring 2023

New publication released under the GCRF Living Deltas project

The Sustainability, Landscape Context and Water Puppet Culture in the Red River Delta, Vietnam chapter is written by Maggie Roe, Niki Black, Hue Le and Cat Button

Engagement and Place Awards 2022

The Dwellbeing Shieldfield project won the Team Award at this year's ceremony

MArch Symposium "Questioning, Investigating, Experimenting"

MArch students taking Dissertation and Linked Research elective routes presented the results of their work in progress at the November symposium

Professor Steve Graham delivers a video interview for Faculti

He talks about his paper "Elite avenues: Flyovers, freeways and the politics of urban mobility"

APL graduate Dora Farrelly published in the Architectural Review's Letters

Dora Farrelly graduated from the Master of Architecture in 2022

Professor Geoff Vigar and Dr Abigail Schoneboom celebrate World Planning Day with podcast episode

The 50 Shades of Planning podcast invited the lecturers to discuss "What Town Planners Do"

APL graduate Michelle Martin and PhD candidate John Naylor named in RIBA's 2022 Rising Stars

The annual RIBA journal Rising Stars highlights new and emerging architectural talents

Reflections of dwelling in the landscape: Interactions, landscape justice and participatory research

Maggie Roe presents keynote speech at the 29th Session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape

Professor Simin Davoudi makes keynote speech at the 58th World Planning Congress

Simin Davoudi makes a speech at the International Society of City and Regional Planning and is elected as a trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association.

Edge Conditions put on display

Work from 'Edge Conditions' studio displayed in Edinburgh

Commendation in RTPI's Sir Peter Hall Award for Excellence in Research and Engagement

Book from Dr. Alexander Wilson and Prof. Mark Tewdwr-Jones commended in awards

RIBA Scott Brownrigg Award for Sustainable Development Shortlist Success

Submission from Jay Hallsworth shortlisted to the final three

Degree Show 2022

Joy as APL's degree show returns to physical format in both Newcastle and London

Success in the Women in Property Yorkshire & North East Awards

Stage 2 Geography and Planning student Anna Maw wins award


Architecture students gain valuable application and interview experience

Stage 1 Architecture student commended in RIBA's future architects writing competition

Holly Milton's 'Social media trends vs architecture' published by The RIBA Journal

Professor Tim Townshend releases new book

Healthy Cities? Design for Well-being examines how where we live influences our health - for better and for worse...

RTPI Presidential visit to APL

RTPI President Tim Crawshaw visits School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

REF 2021: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research

Unit of Assessment recognised for its sustained and collective excellence and growth

How We Live Now: Making Spaces in the North East with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative

Exhibition built around an installation of work by the radical 1980s feminist architecture co-operative Matrix comes to Newcastle

Architecture course ranked in the Global Top 50

Celebration as gains made in QS World University Rankings by Subject

Teresa Strachan Elected as Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Former Senior Lecturer in Planning elected to RTPI's highest professional membership grade.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Maggie Roe appointed to Defra's Environment Land Management working group.

Co-Director of the Landscape Centre of Research appointed to Defra working group.

RIBA accredited courses unconditionally revalidated.

RIBA visiting board unconditionally recommends the continued validation of courses.

Stage 5 students win NAS x NUAS design competition

Tinnie Ma, Jessica Cheng and Matt Tan win joint first place in design competition.

Stage 3 students win NAS x NUAS design competition

Sam Barker and Beth Sprigg win joint first place in design competition.

Research Methods for Global Challenges

Online training platform provides examples of creative research methods.