Carnegie Mellon University

Architect and Professor of Urbanism


Professor Alan Jackson Simpson is an Architect, Urbanist, Teacher and Writer.

He has worked across the UK, in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States, with national and local government agencies, universities, community and business interest groups, and interdisciplinary professional teams, brought together to respond to critical urban, social, and economic problems and opportunities. He led the creation and application of the Yorkshire (UK) Urban Renaissance and Town Team Programs.

He is currently working on the creation and application of Urban Renaissance and New City Beautiful strategies; on charrette approaches to working with and for local communities; and on workshop based educational and training programs through Urban Renaissance, and New City Beautiful methodologies.  He is founder of the Academy of Urbanism in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Professor Alan Jackson Simpson has led innovative academic and research initiatives at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne; University of Liverpool; University College London; as Fitz-Gibbon Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and Professor of Urbanism at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.