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'Play' in urban design

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Dr Clare Melhuish (UCL Urban Laboratory) discusses how play can be incorporated into the design of cities. Listen: BBC Radio 3 'Free Thinking'

Tomorrow's cities - nightmare vision of the future?

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Professor Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) comments on the interconnectedness of the built environment of cities. Read: BBC News

One Job the Robots Can Have: Cleaning Nuclear Waste

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the long-term challenges of cleaning up nuclear sites. Read: Bloomberg

Could Toshiba be about to back out of the nuclear energy industry?

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on why Toshiba's nuclear branch has had so much trouble, in a week when they announce losses of more than $6 billion. Listen: BBC World Service 'Business Matters' (from 17 mins 42 secs)

France nuclear plant explosion: no risk of contamination, say experts

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) says that while a fire at a nuclear plant in France wasn't major, it adds to pressure the energy company is facing. Read: The Guardian

Made in London no more: will property speculation kill industry in the capital?

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Dr Jessica Ferm (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) comments on how expensive housing developments are pushing out light industry in London. Read: The Guardian

Even Trump can't dismiss the success of renewables

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on the economic potential of renewable energy, and how its future looks in the US, the UK and Asia. Read: The Guardian

Government commissioned study gives bleak view of life with driverless cars

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A report by the UCL Transport Institute was commissioned by the Department for Transportation to identify the key social and behavioural questions that should be addressed relating to driverless cars. Read: Daily Mail

Blow to UK nuclear strategy as Toshiba considers pulling out of Cumbria plant

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the prospects for UK energy policy if the planned Moorside nuclear power station doesn't get built. Read: The Guardian

How lithium mined in Cornwall could boost Britain’s green tech

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Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) writes about new exploration into mining lithium from hot spring brines in Cornwall, and what it could mean for clean energy, the environment and the economy. Read: The Conversation

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