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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

UCL engineers work with contractors to boost biodiversity

The replacement of air handling equipment on a roof at 1-19 Torrington Place has been used to trial an innovative approach to working with UCL's contractors to boost biodiversity.  More...

Published: Aug 12, 2014 2:02:00 PM

Green UCL Annual Report published 

Green UCL’s Annual Report for 2012-13 is now ready. This report showcases examples of best practice and sets out our progress in creating a more sustainable UCL. More...

Published: Aug 5, 2014 3:54:00 PM

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.