An Innovative Approach

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THE Newcastle School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape is one of the largest and most dynamic schools of its kind in Europe.

The mission of the school is to develop an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to researching and teaching all aspects of architecture, planning, urban design and landscape architecture.

In particular the School has international strengths in planning, urban regeneration, urban design, environmental sustainability, cities and technology, material culture, international development, construction informatics and landscape history, theory and interpretation.

The broad emphasis of the School is on making and sustaining places which enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

From our analytical work on understanding contemporary places and place-making to our wide-ranging teaching in planning and design, the school forges new approaches, creating exciting synergies between education, practice and policy-making in the promotion of social cohesion, environmental sustainability and economic development.

Dramatically sited on the River Tyne with its famous bridges, the city of Newcastle is by far the most visually exciting of all the great industrial cities of Northern England. …