Cities champions the rich array of urban research that happens here at Aldgate. Across the School of Art, Architecture and Design, there is a remarkable cluster of city-engaged people, busy with action to reveal, advocate, promote and influence. Each of them are focused on affecting as well as understanding. The throng of research produced and championed by Cites concentrates on London, as well as on global urban questions, with a focus on the emerging social and urban challenges of the Global South.
Collaboration is a watchword of Cities, both inside the School of Art, Architecture and Design and outside. We collaborate with the GLA, Just Space, The Bartlett School of Planning (UCL), various community groups and London local authorities (e.g LB Southwark and the Southwark Planning Network). As we move forward we intend to expand our collaborative remit to include overseas colleagues, particularly in the Global South.
The Cities Research Centre is closely aligned with the MA Architecture, Cities and Urbanism course. The Centre also has the potential to supervise PhD research, both using the traditional route of authoring a long dissertation, but also by practice. If you're interested in researching with us and would like to discuss the possibilities, please contact Dr Jane Clossick.
News from the School
London Met grad wins prestigious international Young Talent Architecture Award
Monika Marinova’s project was one of four winners of the award.
London Met grads announced as Young Talents in Architecture
Oliver Carter and Monika Marinova have been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award for their innovative design projects.
London Met alumnus shortlisted for RIBA President’s research award
Dr Paulo Moreira has been shortlisted for his study on urban development in Angola and how architects can work in complex urban environments
Project led by London Met alumna wins RIBA Stirling Award
Annalie Riches, who studied on the RIBA Part 2 and Part 3 at The Cass, and practice partner David Mikhail claim RIBA's building of the year award for the Goldsmith Street project.
Professor Peter St John and Moe Reddish named among London's most influential people
Cass lecturer and rising star alumnus join London Met Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs on the Progress 1000 list.
Architects, designers, artisans and artists - Belmonte Calabro needs you!
Applications open for a unique international summer workshop in Italy, co-organised by lecturers from The Cass.
Thursday 13 December at 6.30pm
Special Cass Research Seminar with Peter St John, Marcus Taylor, Venice Fellows and the British Council reflects on Island, the British Pavilion at this year's La Biennale De Venezia.
Principal lecturer from The Cass, Architecture, amongst the best higher education teachers in the UK
Sandra Denicke-Polcher, Acting Head of the School of Architecture, has been made a National Teaching Fellow in honour of her outstanding impact on student outcomes and higher education.
Cass Architecture Lecturer is selected for groundbreaking scheme pacing new generation of planners in local government