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EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2019 11:29 GMT

Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Smart sensors could transform how buildings are designed and lived in

Press releases   •   Feb 13, 2019 12:25 GMT

Mould, mildew and damp cause misery for thousands of people in homes across the UK, and cost housing associations, landlords and homeowners millions of pounds a year in repairs.

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 11:25 GMT

​A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award.

Global award for engineer with vegan vision

Global award for engineer with vegan vision

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 16:37 BST

A talented PhD student from Northumbria University, Newcastle has won a major international award for his vision to create vegan-friendly buildings made of natural materials, such as mushrooms.

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 16:24 BST

People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new international study involving Northumbria University, Newcastle.

The future of the city centre

The future of the city centre

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2018 11:25 BST

Members of the public, people living and working in city centres, representatives of local government, businesses and communities are invited to share their views at a special event on the future of the city centre, being held at Northumbria University in September.

Architect’s new book examines the importance of tourist visitor centres

Architect’s new book examines the importance of tourist visitor centres

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 12:24 GMT

Northumbria University’s Head of Architecture has published a new book highlighting the importance and significance of visitor centres at major tourist destinations.

Northumbria graduate awarded top architectural prize

Northumbria graduate awarded top architectural prize

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:44 GMT

A Northumbria graduate, who has carried out unique research exploring the relationship between place and architectural design through extensive walked enquiry into the landscape, has been awarded one of the architecture profession’s most prestigious student prizes.

Northumbria and Ryder Architecture win award for most innovative collaboration

Northumbria and Ryder Architecture win award for most innovative collaboration

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:12 GMT

Northumbria University and Ryder have been recognised as the UK’s most innovative collaboration between a business and a university in the Times Higher Education Awards.

A new, world-class home for Northumbria University's flagship Architecture degrees

A new, world-class home for Northumbria University's flagship Architecture degrees

Press releases   •   Oct 20, 2017 09:30 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has unveiled its stunning vision of a world-class new home for its flagship Architecture degrees.