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Published: Sep 30, 2014 5:32:00 PM

UCL's response to Transport for London's proposed Cycle Superhighways

UCL is currently preparing a formal response to Transport for London's proposals for both a new segregated East-West Cycle Superhighway through Central London and a North-South Cycle Superhighway between Elephant & Castle and King's Cross. If you'd like to make any make any suggestions to be considered as part of this response, please contact Joanna Marshall-Cook before Friday 3rd October.  More...

Published: Sep 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM

A new approach to recycling at UCL

As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme.  More...

Published: Sep 19, 2014 11:02:00 AM

New bike racks installed around UCL

As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus.  More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Bernadette Devilat Loustalot (Bartlett UCL): Re-construction alternatives for heritage villages after earthquakes. Chile: 2005, 2010, 20??

Earthquakes have progressively destroyed the built heritage of Chile over the years, not only due to the initial devastation but also due to the applied reconstruction approaches. The emphasis of this research is on heritage settlements, because they represent a sustainable way of living and building. The last large earthquake occurred on February 27th 2010 and had a magnitude of 8,8 on the Richter scale, hence producing a huge destruction and revealing the necessity of revising re-construction strategies for heritage areas, for they have been adapted from non-specific previous policies. The objective is to generate new architectural approaches to address their re-construction through the exploration of sustainable and technological design alternatives, understanding the disaster as a chance of improving. The study of previous earthquakes might help to expand knowledge for facing future ones, thus the architectural approaches to be produced are expected to contribute to this necessary learning process.