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Quarter of Brits suffer 'pavement rage'

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Professor Michael Batty (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) comments on the issues surrounding crowded shopping environments, saying: "During busy shopping periods, the limited pavement space available is put under pressure to accommodate an increasing density of pedestrians." Read: Daily Telegraph

London 2062: When football rules City

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Football clubs could be paying fans to attend matches and running schools under visions of the future of London in 50 years. A new UCL book envisages a range of scenarios for 2062, including one in which London could rise to become a “prime megacity” because of technological innovation. Read: Evening Standard

Solar lasers, ocean power and volcanoes: unusual energy sources of the future

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William McDowall (UCL Energy Institute) comments on alternative energy sources, saying: "In the year 2000, most alternative energy technologies were considered niche options that might one day show promise, now they're multi-billion dollar industries". Read: CNN

UCL leads grant income table

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UCL won grants worth £135 million in 2012/13, £31 million more than any other institution, according to THE's annual analysis of research council data. Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) attributes the “tremendous boost” to emphasis on building cross-disciplinary consortia. Read: THE

Energy Crunch for Britain’s Poor

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) comments on how the Conservatives have changed their environmental stance. “[It’s] changed out of all recognition. There’s been a huge shift,” he said. Read: New York Times More: Voice of Russia

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