Gregory Cowan PhD

Consultant and Researcher in London, United Kingdom

Gregory Cowan PhD

Consultant and Researcher in London, United Kingdom

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Australian-British urbanist, currently teaching business and supervising doctoral research internationally, developing musical activities, waterway activities and urban tourism activities in London.

After an early career in architecture, my interest in street design developed in London and Frankfurt through living and working in London since 2003, and in Frankfurt during 2009 and my thesis ‘Occupying Streets’ was completed in 2015 (bit.ly/OccupyingStreets). I wrote a dissertation on Nomadology in Architecture in 2002 (bit.ly/nomadology). I have previously lived and worked in Perth Australia, Graz Austria, Vienna Austria, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Bare Streets:
London under Lockdown May 2020

I walked along the River Thames. The sky was blue and quiet - without vapour trails. A mangy fox crossed a car park near Upper Marsh. The London Eye stood still. One bus crossed Waterloo Bridge. After watching the low tide changing from the South Bank, I saw a solitary police boat speed upstream, its siren cutting the silence, then fading. I stood on Blackfriars Bridge, and I heard the bells of St Paul's Cathedral. I counted eight o'clock in the evening.

  • Work
    • Dr Gregory Cowan RIBA
  • Education
    • University of Westminster
    • University of Adelaide
    • Curtin University