Architecture, Built Environment and Planning (UoA 16)

Almost all of the research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic units form the submission to UoA 16:

ARC and GURU are based at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. CRE is based at the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.

Research across the UoA demonstrates a number of strategic priorities, many of which are shared among the three groupings above. We have thus identified seven priorities for staff in the UoA as a whole:

  • planning, communities and governance
  • environmental futures
  • cultures and change
  • social justice, wellbeing and renewal
  • discourse, power and materiality
  • research by design
  • expertise and knowledge exchange

International impact

Our research in this area is making a positive impact on a global scale:

  • Studying surveillance in our cities

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:

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