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UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM

WARPit Competition Now On

Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...

Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact.  More...

Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Green Impact February League Table

The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...

Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Mario Paris (UCL-CASA): Landscape as Strategy in Urban Planning: The new Master Plan of Valladolid (2012)

Our group (IUU - Instituto Universitario de Urbanistica) with the contribution to the new Urban Plan of Valladolid (E) -a medium, historical and industrial city in the centre of the continental Spanish plateau- it is trying to design a new urban strategy for a contemporary city, facing its actual problems and improving its potential to the future.
In our planning method, developed in different researches, we create a “smart plan” for the city based in the sustainability as a strategy, not as a result. Through three interrelated systems (public open space, mobility and access, centralities and neighbourhoods) we are reading the local landscape and re-designing the urban structure. With twelve synthetic images it is possible a new approach to the complex genius loci of our city. In this plan the landscape is our reference in the urban re-generation, urban innovation and the design of the future urban areas.