Gregory Cowan PhD

Urbanist, Consultant, and Architect in London, United Kingdom

Gregory Cowan PhD

Urbanist, Consultant, and Architect in London, United Kingdom

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Thought leader: sharing, visiting, studying and designing urbanism and architecture.
Educator, guide, researcher and flexible urbanist-architect. Research on King's Cross and Bahnhofsviertel Frankfurt - PhD on street design in station areas. Independent assessor, RIBA Continuing Professional Development Providers' Network. Effective communication and international development principles permeate and underpin all of my work.

Developing: 'Occupying Streets: Bare Streets, Street Design, Carnival'. Lecturer, architecture, tourism and urbanism at Westminster, Communication and Planning at Wales TSD. Specialism: urban station hubs at night.

A development day tour for Danish Concrete Barons in London began with taxis along the embankment to St Pauls, from the whispering gallery to the Turbine Hall via the Millennium Footbridge. Ferry to Soho Square. Another bespoke morning walk led from Sunday mass at Southwark Cathedral to Crossbones Cemetery, via Shakespeare's Globe and the crossing the River Thames, with Tate, Boudicea, Romans and the Tower of London. A German-language architecture tour included Thames ferry from Pimlico to Bankside, then comparing office developments in Shoreditch and Spitalfields. A study tour with Überbau, Vienna (German) investigated urban regeneration; the City, Canary Wharf and King's Cross.

Guide to John Sargent on 'Barging around Britain' (appeared ITV 2016) about bargee life on London's Regent's Canal. "Haus / Boot" was a German-language lecture and course on precarious architecture and urbanism, at Graz University of Technology and Haus der Architektur in Austria, summer 2014. A London course followed for Graz students on social housing and waterway living, case study King's Cross.

King's Cross tour for British Council directors of Nordic and Baltic cities, 'Creative urbanism and regeneration'.

Pori Finland; exhibition of banner artworks about life in Ulaanbaatar, 'Bare Streets'.

Born and schooled in Pe

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