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Upcoming Events

3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities

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15-26 May 2015 Alchemy Festival
28-31 May 2015 Web We Want Festival
Southbank Centre, London & India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Free Event in the Level 2 Foyer (Green Side) at Royal Festival Hall

Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities is supporting the 3x4 installation at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank. You can immerse yourself in the virtual world of 3x4 between the 15th and 25th of May as part of the Alchemy Festival, and then from the 28th until the 31st of as part of the Web We Want Festival

3x4 merges two identical 3x4 metre spaces in London and Dehli. Visitors to the Southbank Centre in London will be sharing a virtual 3x4 space with visitors to the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Participants coexist and interact with one another in the "same" room.

3x4 is a collaboration between Professor Paul Sermon at the University of Brighton, Dr Claire McAndrew at The Bartlett, UCL, Swati Janu, a Delhi-based architect, and Vivek Muthuramalingam, a photographer based in Bangalore.

The project is supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Why 3x4?

In megacities such as Delhi and Mumbai - and within one of the fastest growing cities within the world, Ahmedabad - more than 50% of the population live in informal urban settlements. 3x4 metres is the plot size seen to be provided in some resettlement colonies, a government initiative which relocates people within informal inner-city settlements to vacant land on the periphery. 3x4 looks at informal settlements differently where informality is not viewed as a problem, but a promising new model of urbanism for the global south. 

Rethinking Transport Appraisal 1

Critically Examining the Current Approaches

Rethinking Transport Appraisal -1

5-7 P.M. 1 June 2015 

Roberts Lecture Theatre 421
Roberts Building
UCL Torrington Place
WC1E 7JE

Appraisal plays a critical role in prioritising investment in transport. The current approach, based on CBA and MCA (cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis) has attracted criticism for, among other things, failing to properly take environmental and societal impacts into account.

This is the first of two UCL seminars bringing together national and international expertise to address the problem.

The seminar series will help to inform the work of UCL, as a lead partner in the EU INTERREG IVB SINTROPHER project which is considering the role of the transport appraisal process in funding public transport infrastructure in ‘peripheral’ urban areas.

Chair:
Speakers:
  • Dr Shepley Orr (UCL Centre for Transport Studies): Introducing Transport Appraisal
  • Professor Bert van Wee (Delft University of Technology): Transport, Ethics and the Appraisal of Transport Projects
  • Professor Petter Naess (Norwegian University of Life Sciences): Inaccurate and Biased: Cost-Benefit Analyses of Transport Infrastructure Projects
Attendance is free and all are welcome.

The seminar will be followed by a reception in the Roberts Building Foyer from 7p.m.

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Supported by:
Logos for Transport Appraisal: BSP, Public Policy, GCSC and UCLTI

UCL Bartlett School of Planning
UCL Centre for Transport Studies
UCL Transport Institute
UCL Public Policy
UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

Climate Change – Adaptation, Resilience & Risk

Adaptation, Resilience & Risk

A Franco-British bilateral conference

UCL, Tuesday 2 June 2015 5pm – 7pm (followed by a drinks reception) 

Climate Change – Adaptation, Resilience & Risk

UCL’s Grand Challenges programme and the French Embassy in London are pleased to invite you to the third in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the COP21 summit in Paris this December. 

This public debate will address the challenges of delivering climate change adaptation measures in France and the UK, with a keynote lecture by Célia Blauel, the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the city’s climate plan. 

A panel of senior figures in the UK and French climate change fields will debate the implications of the two countries’ climate change adaptation plans, drawing on insights resulting from a series of workshops due to take place earlier that day on the subject. 

The debate will be moderated by Roger Harrabin, the BBC’s Environment Analyst.

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Programme

Welcome remarks Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost Research
Introduction to debate and speakers Roger Harrabin, BBC Energy and Environment Analyst
COP21: French perspective HE Sylvie Bermann, Ambassador, Embassy of France in the UK
Keynote lecture Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor, City of Paris - Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Climate Plan portfolio
Key messages of the afternoon Professor Chris Rapley CBE, UCL Earth Sciences; Chair, London Climate Change Partnership
Panel debate on outcome of afternoon workshop discussions Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor, City of Paris - Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Climate Plan portfolio
  Professor Nicolas Beriot Secretary General, French National Observatory on the Effects of Global Warming, Ministry of Ecology, Paris
  Professor Mike Davies Professor of Building Physics and Environment, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
  Professor Lord John Krebs FRS Principal, Jesus College, Oxford; Chair, UK Adaptation subcommittee
  Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation and Water, Greater London Authority
  Professor Hervé le Treut Senior Researcher, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory; Professor Sciences, Ecolé Polytechnique
  Tim Reeder Regional Climate Change Programme Manager, Thames Region, UK Environment Agency
Q&A Moderated by Roger Harrabin Energy & Environment Analyst, BBC
Closing remarks Professor David Price
Drinks Reception 7 p.m. — 8.30 p.m.

Rethinking Transport Appraisal 2

Developing the Approaches to Transport Appraisal

Rethinking Transport Appraisal - 2

5-7 P.M. 9 July 2015 

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
UCL

Appraisal plays a critical role in prioritising investment in transport. The current approach, based on CBA and MCA (cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis) has attracted criticism for, among other things, failing to properly take environmental and societal impacts into account.

This is the second of two UCL seminars bringing together national and international expertise to address the problem.

The seminar series will help to inform the work of UCL, as a lead partner in the EU INTERREG IVB SINTROPHER project which is considering the role of the transport appraisal process in funding public transport infrastructure in ‘peripheral’ urban areas.

Chair:

Professor Peter Jones (Centre for Transport Studies, UCL)

Speakers:
Attendance is free and all are welcome.

The seminar will be followed by a reception in the Wilkins South Cloisters from 7p.m.

Book Your Place

 


Supported by:
Logos for Transport Appraisal: BSP, Public Policy, GCSC and UCLTI

UCL Bartlett School of Planning
UCL Centre for Transport Studies
UCL Transport Institute
UCL Public Policy
UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

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