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UPDATE: New dates for our CPD in Urban Design Representation 2016! Book your place now!

Once again the Urban Design Studies unit and the Department of Architecture are thrilled to invite [...]

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Our new Paper on Masterplanning for Change at AESOP2015!

  We are proud to announce that our latest paper was accepted and presented at the 29th [...]

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Urban Design Representation CPD is now on! Book your place and learn with us!

Once again the Urban Design Studies unit and the Department of Architecture are thrilled to invite [...]

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Urban Morphometrics: the evolution of cities. Literally.

   Ref: Dibble, J. Prelorendjos, A. Romice, O. Zanella, A. Strano, E. Pagel, Mark. Porta, S. [...]

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The MSc in Urban Design has RTPI specialist accreditation!

Our MSc in Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde  has specialist accreditation from Royal Town Planning [...]

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Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde - History

The history of Glasgow and that of its river, the Clyde, are tied together. Students tried [...]

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Learning Plot-Based Urbanism: One Year of MSc in Urban Design at UDSU

Alessandra Felciotti's account of one year of studies at UDSU in the MSc In Urban Design, [...]

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The Form of Gentrification paper featured on The Guardian

The Guardian has published an article commenting our preliminary paper entitled "The Form of Gentrification", realized in [...]

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Working Papers 2014: Construction and Therapy

Ref: Porta, S. Russell, P. Romice, O. Vidoli, M. P. (2014), Construction and Therapy: an integrated [...]

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Articles 2014: Neighborhood Unit paper in print on J. of Urbanism

Ref:  Mehaffy, M. Porta, S. Romice, O. (2014), The "neighborhood unit" on trial: A case study [...]

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Articles 2014: Plot Based Urbanism: our position paper on Dortmund Lectures Series

Ref: Porta, S. Romice, O. (2014). Plot-based urbanism: towards time-consciousness in place-making. In Mäckler, C., & Sonne, W. (Eds.), Dortmund [...]

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Articles 2013: Street networks in 10 European cities, now out on EPB

Ref: Strano, E., Viana, M., Cardillo, A., Da Fontoura Costa, L., Porta, S., & Latora, V. (2013).Urban [...]

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Articles: 2013. MCA in professional practice, now out on Urban Design

Ref: Porta, S, Strano, E, Venerandi, A, Adam, R, Romice, O, Pasino, P & Bianchi, G., 2013, [...]

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Strategy_05: Revitalise & Rediscover

 To revitalise and rediscover the underused assets of Glasgow’s North Quarter, to enhance Glasgow’s legibility for [...]

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Strategy_01: The Cultural Connection

Our vision is to connect neighbourhoods using culture as a cornerstone in order to unite what [...]

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Strategy_02: Connecting the cultural dots

Our mission is to rejuvenate the North Quarter towards a coherent cultural environment. We want to [...]

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Strategy_03: Rediscovering North Glasgow

Through investment in public transport and increased pedestrian connectivity the area will become a key point [...]

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Strategy_04: Linking Seamlessly

Our vision is a North Quarter that knits seamlessly into the existing urban fabric that surrounds [...]

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The Planning Framework

Before making plans, it is fundamental to be aware of what the city is today as [...]

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History and Stories

Representing the history of urbanisation of a city with a sequence of images that illustrate how [...]

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Drawing the Existing City

It is surprising how often entire projects are presented without the slightest appraisal of what is in [...]

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Network Analysis of Streets

Centrality is fundamental in understanding the potential of places in every urban environment: it holds a [...]

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Experience and Compare Places

Looking at the dynamics that take place every day in the urban environment and confronting the point [...]

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Monetary, Subjective and Quantitative Approaches to Assess Urban Quality of Life and Pleasantness in Cities

By Luca D'Acci   Abstract The magnitude increase of Urban Quality of Life studies is directly [...]

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Holmhead Ahead

The draft foundation masterplan for Holmhead Ahead identifies the key strategic moves which have lead to [...]

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Town Centre Foundation Masterplan

The foundation masterplan of Cumnock's Town Centre aims to reconnect the town centre into a strong [...]

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