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How cities can become healthy places

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With the proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities steadily rising, the UCL/Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities has explored how urban planning contributes to population health. Read: BBC More: Telegraph BBC World Service (from 35mins) Daily Mail BBC 5 Live Express

UCL's Bartlett tops architecture schools league table

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UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture has topped the 2013 Guardian’s league table of architecture schools with a 100% score. Read: Building Design (£)

Everything you wanted to know about your city

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"CityDashboard is an attempt to visualise a city's current state," says Ollie O'Brien (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). “By seeing a wide set of data on their city on a single screen, the hope is that local residents, commuters and visitors will be able to, at a glance, get a feel for how their city is doing.” Read: Independent 

Why do old books smell?

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A UCL-led team developed a technique to mechanically "sniff" aromas released by old books to identify the materials they are made of and also to assess degradation. Read: Guardian

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