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Corporate behemoth or saviour of British interiors?

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Professor Alan Penn (UCL Faculty of Built Environment) discusses the design science behind the layout of Ikea's British stores. Read: Independent

Open-air computers

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Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) thinks that within approximately five years police forces will be able to predict and prevent some crimes by watching Twitter and other social media. Read: Economist

The new local

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Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) speculates that the smartphone could even help revive the high street if people knew that they could take home today what Amazon could not deliver until tomorrow. Read: Economist

London's diversity mapped with Twitter languages chart

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Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) and Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) have mapped London's Twitter languages. Read: Metro More: Daily Mail Telegraph Sky New Scientist Phys.org

Bartlett don creates Portugese ‘centipede’ cinema

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Professor Colin Fournier (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) has proposed this ‘centipede’ cinema for Guimarães in Portugal. Designed with artist Marysia Lewandowska, the installation is part of the city’s 2012 European Capital of Culture celebrations. Read: AJ More: Dezeen

Right to housing: Who can grant it?

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For rapidly urbanizing China, the housing question has become a major challenge, says Professor Fulong Wu (UCL Bartlett School of Planning). Read: China Daily (Hong Kong)

Pigeon simulator to give the public a chance to explore cities from above

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Researchers from the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis have combined the Google Earth flight simulator with a motion sensitive controller to allow people to fly around the city using bird movements. Read: Daily Mail

Colony choreography: making ants dance with synthesised pheromones

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Ollie Palmer (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) talks about how he’s using synthetic pheromones to make ants dance. Read: Wired UK

Proposed constituency boundary changes mapped

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Dr James Cheshire and Oliver O'Brien (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) have mapped the latest proposals for English constituency boundaries. Read: Guardian

The virtual city of the future: Betaville aims to bring urban designs to reality

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“The next move has been in making design software more usable. Games like Second Life have allowed the construction of lifelike environments in a relatively simple way,” says Professor Alan Penn (UCL Bartlett). Read: Metro

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