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Roland Karthaus

Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

  • AVA 1.07, Docklands Campus
    School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    E16 2RD
  • +442082232014
    Roland's extensive, international experience as a practicing Architect and Urbanist forms the background to his academic research and teaching.


    Roland's outputs include:
    The 'synthesis' for Naya Raipur, which reflects on the findings of the international workshop in 2012 and makes specific recommendations for implementation to the Naya Raipur Development Authority.
    A report published by the RSA on a new social enterprise model for rehabilitation of offenders leaving prison, which he has been working on as part of the RSA Transitions team.
    A portfolio of research on sustainable urban design standards, which he has been collaborating on with the US Green Building Council.


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    Bougnoux, F. and Karthaus, R. (2013), ‘Naya Raipur: Shaping a new capital city to fit Indian Life', Les Ateliers Internationaux, France ISBN 979-10-93009-00-1

    Karthaus, R. and Smith C. E, (ed.) De Mellow J. (2012), ‘Design for Life’,

    Article in the RSA Journal, Wardour, London, Volume CLVIII No. 5552, Winter 2012, ISSN: 0958-0433

    Karthaus, R. and Kyrkou, D., (2011) ‘Urban sustainability standards: predetermined checklists or adaptable frameworks?‘, Procedia Engineering, Volume 21, 2011, Pages 204-211, ISSN 1877-7058, 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2005.

    Karthaus, R. (lead researcher), (2011), ‘Neighbourhood profiling project’

    Chandler, A. and Karthaus, R. (2011)Making Place – handwork in / for / of the community,





    Programme Leader for the postgraduate (Part 2) professional Architecture programme
    Senior Lecturer on the Urban Ecology module of the Masters in Architecture: Sustainability and Design
    Roland is currently supervising a PhD student investigating a particular approach to urban theory