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Latest Sustainable Cities News
Changing London’s cycling infrastructure will improve safety
Publication date: 7 November 2014
London and other cities in Britain could be made safer for cyclists finds a study by researchers at UCL and Loughborough University. The report commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), makes recommendations which could be implemented using £913 million earmarked by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson to improve cycle safety in the capital and increase the number of cyclists four-fold by 2026, say the scientists behind the study.
UCL-JDF Summer School – reinventing the wheelchair
Publication date: 15 August 2014
A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)
Publication date: 31 July 2014
Today we received with sadness the news of the passing of our dear colleague, friend, and outstanding planner and academic, Professor Sir Peter Hall. Please find a tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall, written by Professor Matthew Carmona (UCL Built Environment), commemorating his life and career below:
Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission
Publication date: 24 June 2014
Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science.
Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
Publication date: 15 May 2014
UCL working to inspire pupils in Newham
Publication date: 9 May 2014
Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Climate change won't reduce winter deaths
Publication date: 23 February 2014
London’s Volunteering University
Publication date: 15 January 2014
Highly commended UCL Open Access Guide now available
Publication date: 11 December 2013
UCL’s new Open Access (OA) Guide
is now available on the UCL Library Services website.
The guide, launched at the recent UCL OA Forum, has been praised as a clear, straightforward introduction to OA for all researchers, including those whose funding agencies require their outputs to be made open access.
UCL top in research council income
Publication date: 18 November 2013
UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).
UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants awarded to 24 new projects
Publication date: 13 August 2013
24 new research projects have been awarded funding of up to £3,000 through the 2013-2014 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Scheme.
£7 million Infrastructure Business Model Centres to engineer future UK
Publication date: 29 May 2013
Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops
Publication date: 26 March 2013
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Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL
Publication date: 18 December 2012
researchers from 14 different countries have been awarded Marie Curie
Individual Fellowships. The awards will enable researchers to spend up to two
years working with research teams across all schools at UCL.
Cycling safer than driving for young people
Publication date: 6 December 2012
Developing cities face perfect storm of environmental risks
Publication date: 28 November 2012
UCL Grand Challenges £5,000 grants available
Publication date: 23 November 2012
UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012
Publication date: 23 October 2012
New applications for UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellowship invited
Publication date: 22 June 2012
Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) addresses one of the most fundamental questions: how did complex life arise? He does so as the inaugural UCL Provost’s Venture Research Fellow, a programme for which new applications are invited.
UCL News podcast: Royal Society summer science exhibition
Publication date: 7 June 2012
Better urban planning is essential to improve health
Publication date: 30 May 2012
proportion of the world’s population that lives in cities has been steadily
rising, so that 3 in 5 of all people globally will live in a city by 2030. The
on Healthy Cities explores the many issues other than health services that
contribute to population health in a city environment.
UCL, Intel and Imperial to create Global Centre for Research in Sustainable Connected Cities
Publication date: 24 May 2012
UCL, Imperial College London and Intel have announced the launch of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The new London-based institute will be Intel’s first research centre and global hub dedicated to exploring how technology can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities worldwide.
Setting the cultural heritage research agenda
Publication date: 27 March 2012
UCL has contributed to setting the European research agenda relating to cultural heritage and global change.
A UCL-led workshop held in December 2011 resulted in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Declaration on the Joint Programming Initiative ‘Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe’ (The UCL Declaration).
UCL, Intel and Imperial poised to establish Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities
Publication date: 18 January 2012