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UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities
Cities – now home to more than half the world’s population- face complex and systemic problems. UCL is concerned with contributing to urban sustainability in the spheres of, for example, ecology, aesthetics, health, economics, culture, equity and intellect.
Our great strengths are the variety of prisms through which we can examine the sustainability of cities and the range of methodologies with which we can bring about change.
Across our disciplines members of the UCL community all have significant contributions to make. We seek to build on existing work, to enhance and integrate it, and to maximise its impact – through working together.
Graffiti Sessions Featured in Guardian
The Graffiti Sessions conference, held in December 2014, has been covered by Guardian Cities: "Is urban graffiti a force for good or evil?", asks whether graffiti is anti-social behaviour or something that adds social value to the urban environment?
- Read the Guardian's coverage here
- See the GCSC grant page for Rewriting Graffiti
2014 Small Grants Scheme Winners Announced
UCL’s Grand Challenges focus on areas that are of pressing importance for society. Areas that can be best understood and resolved through joined up thinking from a wide range of experts from different academic disciplines. The programme provides institutional encouragement and support for researchers from a diversity of disciplines to work together.
The winning of this year's awards are:
- Sustainable Solutions to Gender Based Violence in Slums
- Mapping the Current Landscape of Food Co-operatives in London
- Deconstructing Demolition: Journeys through scrap and salvage
- Client-architect interactions during minor domestic works: an overlooked opportunity for enhancing the sustainability of the UK housing stock?
- HS2: “a rich man’s toy”?: understanding the distributional impacts of transport
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