Student presents drawings


Fay Edwards began the MA in Sustainable Urbanism in September 2015. Almost a year down the line, she discusses future plans, programme highlights, and why she’s passionate about the future of urban spaces:

Before starting the MA, I was doing fieldwork about urban agriculture in Bandung and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Having seen the worst of rapid urbanisation in Indonesia, I was inspired to learn how to ensure that our future urban spaces are well designed and healthy.


Student drawing


What did you do

From attending master classes led by experts in space syntax, economics, product design and traditional architecture, to engaging in BIMBY workshops, to conducting independent research on tactical urbanism and climate change, it has been a packed introduction to the program!

I was really impressed by the Foundation’s multi-disciplinary master classes. Led by leaders in their fields, they were always engaging and insightful and encouraged creative thinking. The real highlight for me was a master class led by Frances Holliss. He explored the idea of recreating convivial, sustainable cities through live/work buildings – a simple solution to a very complex problem.

What next?

Once I finish the MA, my ambition is to apply all the knowledge and skills developed during the course to create sustainable urban environments – within the context of climate change and an increasingly uncertain future.