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Research Culture at UCL: Bartlett and UCL Urban Laboratory focus group

Research Culture at UCL: Bartlett and UCL Urban Laboratory focus group

11 January 2019

‘Research culture’ is a term used in various contexts across UCL and the UK higher education sector, including student surveys which are used to measure the quality of universities. However, no common definition ...

'Power to the Citizen!' manifesto launched

05 December 2018

Power to the Citizen! poster

In collaboration with colleagues across UCL, we have launched a new manifesto for the public authoring of our cities.

Applications open for ESRC doctoral funding on the Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space pathway

25 October 2018

Audience member at Edge - Situated Practice in Art, Architecture and Urbanism

The Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space pathway is one of 25 pathways that comprise the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP) involving UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck College, London School ...

Counterspeculations audiotour of the City of London launched

17 October 2018

Counterspeculations audiotour of the City of London

Welcome to the Counterspeculations audiotour, an interactive walking guide to the City of London, the square mile of England’s capital known for centuries as a hub for the development of finance capital.

Call for Papers: The Idea of the Public in Asia

05 October 2018

Chennai public space visualisation

Led by Dr Pushpa Arabindoo (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) and Dr Aurelie Varrel (French National Centre for Scientific Research), we invite expressions of interest for the below panel proposed at the International Convention ...

Histories of Global London – two new Urban Lab elective modules for UCL postgraduates

25 September 2018

Histories of Global London. Image: Rebel Space by Resolve, as part of the Brixton Design Trail and the London Design Festival 2016

UCL Urban Laboratory will deliver two new modules, Histories of Global London, 1900 to the Present (Parts 1 and Parts 1+2), available to UCL postgraduate students from January 2019.

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The globalisation of urban policies: the case of Participatory Budgeting

The globalisation of urban policies: the case of Participatory Budgeting

28 January 2019

UCL Urban Laboratory will host Osmany Porto de Oliveira from the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) to discuss the main research findings of his recent book 'International Policy Diffusion and Participatory ...

Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism

30 January 2019

planetary improvement 800x500

Join the Urban Salon for a discussion of the politics of environmental and technological change.

Designing Practices of Transformative Urbanism for the 21st Century City

11 February 2019

Sarmiento Casas Toronto, March 2016, Myseum posters

This half-day interactive and collaborative session will investigate what it means to design practices of transformative urbanism for the twenty-first century city across disciplinary boundaries.

Producing the 21st Century City: Labor Unions as Urbanists in Las Vegas

11 February 2019

Aseem Inam, Las Vegas Culinary Union headquarters, April 2018

The spatial production of the city in the 21st century is a complex and multifaceted process that belies the often overly-simplistic narratives. What is often missing in such singular narratives [e.g. of ...

Entrepreneurial heritage-making in post-Wall Berlin: The case of New Potsdamer Platz

27 February 2019

Skyscapers at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin at the end of the blue hour. Buildings and their architects from left to right: Atrium-Tower (Renzo Piano), Kollhoff-Tower (Hans Kollhoff), BahnTower (Helmut Jahn). Credit: Ansgar Koreng on Wikimedia Commons

New Potsdamer Platz has been the flagship urban development project of post-Wall Berlin. Throughout the 1990s, Potsdamer Platz evolved from an abandoned no-man’s-land, delineated by the Berlin Wall, into Europe’s largest ...

Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination book launch

28 February 2019

Megalomania still

Join us for the launch of Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination (Reaktion, 2019) by Paul Dobraszczyk.

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