Our Cities research group strives to address critical urban challenges through a creative and collaborative approach. The group utilises a range of inventive visual and design-based methodologies at the intersection between the arts, humanities and social sciences, to tackle the most pressing social, economic and environmental issues that cities are facing today. These in turn relate to urban transformation, community cohesion, grass-roots activism and the interpretation of urbanity. Cities actively fosters a co-productive approach to urban research, working in partnership with a diverse range of non-academic, community-based and civic institutions, in London and internationally. Alongside academic partners including Glasgow University, the University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, The Berlage (TU Delft), Sheffield University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and The Bartlett School of Planning (UCL), the research group has also collaborated with a range of organisations in London and the UK, such as the GLA, Just Space, Federation of Small Businesses, Make UK, We Made That and Architecture 00, as well as community groups and local authorities (e.g. LB Southwark, Vital OKR, Southwark Planning Network). Other partnerships include local authorities, civil society organisations, and research centres and networks in Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy), Latin America (Brazil, Ecuador) and Africa (Sierra Leone, South Africa). Our ties with Brussels are particularly strong, collaborating with Departement Omgeving Vlaamse, Citydev, Bouwmeester Maitre Architecte, Architectuur Platform and Architecture Workroom Brussels
The Cities Research group is closely aligned with the Architecture, Cities and Urbanism MA course. It 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
Making a greener city through the civic inclusion of migrants
London Met research, which explores the opportunities for urban agriculture on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, was named Frontiers of Architectural Research's best paper of 2020.
London Met's Architecture community shine on 40 under 40 list
Alumni from London Met's Architecture programmes have been honoured in the prestigious list from the Architects' Journal.
I'm dreaming of a green Christmas
After a challenging year, we all deserve a break this Christmas, argues Siân Moxon, but let's make sure we give the planet one too.
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