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UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities (GCSC): About Our Work

The UCL Research Strategy defines Grand Challenges: those areas in which we are facilitating cross-disciplinary interaction – within and beyond UCL – and applying our collective strengths, insights and creativity to overcome problems of global significance.

The UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities (GCSC) seeks to rally the breadth of our expertise – in partnership with external agencies – to address aspects of the major problems facing cities in the 21st century. 

Find out more below, or explore Getting Involved.

UCL Grand Challenges and the UCL Research Strategy

UCL Grand Challenges – which also include Global Health, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing – is the mechanism through which concentrations of specialist expertise across UCL and beyond can be brought together to address aspects of the world's key problems. They also provide an environment in which researchers are encouraged to think about how their work can intersect with and impact upon global issues. 

UCL Grand Challenges is a central feature of the UCL Research Strategy, which aims to:

  • cultivate leadership founded in excellence
  • foster cross-disciplinarity grounded in expertise
  • realise the impact of a global university.

GCSC Themes

  • Transport / Sustainable Mobility
  • Retrofitting
  • Domestic Energy
  • Olympic legacy
  • The Healthy City
  • The Cultural City
  • London
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Sustainable Resources

Executive Group

This page gives details about the members of the GCSC Executive Group. The list below gives links to further information about each of the members.

You can also view a Twitter list that pulls together the most recent tweets from all of the members who tweet.

Tweets from the Executive 


Video: Sustainable Cities – UCL visions

Video by Nic Clear and Michael Aling (UCL Bartlett)

Cover image by Dr Charlotte Lemanski (UCL Geography)

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