Sustainable Cities News
A new UCL research centre, which will explore how to build prosperous societies in communities affected by mass displacement such as Lebanon, received its UK launch today.
Published: Apr 24, 2018 12:00:28 PM
Workshops: “In Otto Königsberger’s footsteps – encouraging collaboration between cities and universities”
The UCL Grand Challenges of the University College London is inviting participation in workshops that aim to identify and set an agenda for future research in areas where universities and cities can work together. Faculty members, researchers, students, policy makers, city officials and practitioners are invited to submit rigorous academic or policy or practitioner works on topics related to ‘urban transformation’ that involves, or has the potential for, close collaboration between universities or academic/research institutions and cities. The collaboration is expected to extend beyond data collection to involve aspects such as programme formulation, implementation, impact evaluation and policy framing. The collaboration may involve faculty / researchers/student from universities, and one or multiple stakeholders in cities involved in urban transformation programmes (i.e. Smart Cities Mission, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation).
Published: Mar 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM
A blueprint to cut UK electricity prices to bring them into line with competitor countries such as Germany and France as we move to low-carbon power generation has been proposed by UCL researchers.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 7:31:13 AM
What makes the ideal open-plan office? Researchers at UCL have used data analysis, video observation and surveys to study how we interact at work and come up with an answer.
Published: Nov 22, 2017 10:29:19 AM
Gergely Raccuja, the UCL graduate who won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize with his road-charging scheme, returned to UCL for a celebratory lecture and dinner.
Published: Nov 15, 2017 10:07:32 AM
They are universities situated in the heart of their respective capitals but are now to link up to create a premier research centre that aims to provide a blueprint for developing sustainable mega-cities around the world.
Published: Nov 9, 2017 12:07:52 PM
Please join us for the premiere of Sowing Sustainability: UCL and Urban Food Systems. This video from the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities looks at new ways of thinking about how we produce and consume food in our modern, urbanising world.
Published: Nov 7, 2017 2:56:24 PM
The Grand Challenges have produced this video, detailing the work done by Dr Robert Biel, from the Development Planning Unit in the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.
Published: Nov 2, 2017 5:13:26 PM
Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL) has been appointed to the newly-established Council of Research England.
Published: Nov 2, 2017 1:01:11 PM
Academics from UCL today joined the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, to launch a new Centre for research and learning, focused on growth and prosperity in Lebanon.
Published: Oct 2, 2017 10:10:07 AM