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"Students in the East" map UCL in London

What do you get if you cross a group of UCL staff and students with an A0 map of London? On June 8th, a group of UCL staff and students sought to find out, by mapping their connections with London, and reflecting on UCL’s aim to be “in London, of London and for London”.

Published: Jun 21, 2017 8:18:04 AM

UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel

UN Habitat III identified many failed opportunities to link urban policy with advances in urban science. Urban science includes a wealth of knowledge and expertise, crucial for policy makers struggling to deliver urban sustainability. UCL and Nature Sustainability are responding to this challenge by launching the UCL-Nature Sustainability Expert Panel on the Urban Science-Policy Interface.

Published: May 30, 2017 2:39:00 PM

New Paper from the Rethinking Housing Team 

UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities continues to support Rethinking Housing: our priority theme that investigates the current housing crisis in the UK. Nick Gallent, Dan Durrant and Neil May have recently published a paper that questions the assumption that we can build our way out of the housing crisis. 

Published: May 9, 2017 12:00:00 AM

£2,000 for Cross-Disciplinary Student Projects

Are you a doctoral student at UCL?
Are you interested in working with other disciplines?

UCL Grand Challenges and the UCL Doctoral School are offering awards of up to £2,000 for pairs of doctoral students from different faculties to work on a Grand Challenges topic. 

The funding is available for activities undertaken between 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018. You could hold scholarly workshops, arrange a conference or run a public engagement event. Apply with your idea for a research-informed, societally relevant, cross-disciplinary activity before the 3rd of May.

Published: Mar 17, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Cities of Sleep

Urban Lab Films is hosting a screening of a new documentary ‘Cities of Sleep’, that looks at the homelessness situation (by night) in Delhi. The Urban Lab is partnering with Curzon Bloomsbury’s documentary screen Bertha DocHouse to bring the film to a UK audience. 

Published: Mar 15, 2017 11:04:05 AM

UNLEASH - International SDG Workshop

UNLEASH is looking for 15 outstandingly creative members of the UCL community to spend nine days in Denmark from August 13-21 (attendance for the whole period is mandatory), as part of a group of 1,000 young people, with travel and accommodation expenses paid.

Published: Mar 10, 2017 2:31:37 PM