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Following the Latitudes Global Studio (LGS) Students Summit that happened from 21-29 July 2018 in Ahmedabad, India, three Architecture and Environmental Design MSc students were given awards at the LGS Digital Competition.

Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for The HuffPost on how London’s air quality problem should be higher on the government’s agenda.

From 2-10 July, the University of Westminster hosted FAB FEST, a week-long celebration of design and making which culminated in a three-day public exhibition presenting a series of live music performances and making events.

The ‘Here East’ project, designed by the architectural practice Hawkins\Brown and led by Architecture alumna Nicola Rutt, has won the AJ100 Building of the Year award.

FAB FEST is a free week-long celebration of design and making which will open to the public from 7-10 July as a three-day exhibition presenting a series of live music performances and making events.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, was featured in several mainstream media outlets for her research into London’s mini Holland scheme and her ‘Near Miss Project’.

As part of OPEN 2018, the annual exhibition of Architecture student work, the Department of Architecture have awarded 15 students with over £6000 worth of prizes.

On Wednesday 13 June, the Pavilion, designed and built by third year Architecture students, was launched at the rear of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus as part of the London Festival of Architecture

Elina Mieme, studying the Designing Cities BA Honours course at the University of Westminster, has just received a £2,000 grant from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) undergraduate bursary programme.

Professor of Sustainable Urbanism Michael Neuman just completed a two-week period as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II where he delivered presentations and workshops.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, was featured in The Times and Transport Xtra to talk about her new research on pedestrian safety recently published in the Journal of Transport and Health.

Shahed Saleem, award-nominated Architect and Lecturer at the University of Westminster, has recently released a new book showing the evolution of mosques’ architecture in Britain.

The University of Westminster, together with the University of Southampton, University College London and the University of Lancaster are delivering a trial to investigate whether a workforce of ‘parcel porters’ could help to reduce the current demand for kerbside space by delivery vans, in a research collaboration.

Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster, will be spending the whole of April at the University of Queensland in Brisbane as part of the W. James Whyte Visiting Research Fellowship.

Twelve postgraduate students and two staff from the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc course travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a seven-day study trip and exchange with students from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo (FAUUSP).

Eighteen students and two staff from the University of Westminster travelled to Indonesia for a nine-day field trip to study community tourism with local students from the University of Pancasila.

Marion Roberts, Professor of Urban Design, has written an article for The Conversation on the 'Agent of Change' bill and whether it will stop music venues from closing.

Jim Coleman, Professor of Professional Practice, has written an article for The Conversation on Amazon’s second headquarters’ potential future location.

The Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment recently played host to the Sustainable Cities Lab for Saudi women architects and planners.

Emeritus Professor Peter White has contributed to new guidelines for making new urban developments bus-friendly.

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Lecturer at the University of Westminster, was interviewed for CNN Online and was featured in several other media outlets after his Galaxia design was announced as the Burning Man temple for 2018.

Five North-London schools joined together with the University of Westminster's Fabrication Lab, Aberrant Architecture and local arts centre Artsdepot to create a structure that allowed students to tell their story through design.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport in the Department of Planning and Transport at the University of Westminster, was part of the expert panel which appeared at the London Assembly’s meeting to discuss cycling infrastructure and necessary actions for its improvements.

After being selected to build interior installations for global firm BuroHappold Engineering’s London office under the supervision of Architecture tutors Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess last year, the work of graduates from Design Studio 10 (DS10) is on display in the firm’s office.

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