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DPU summerLab 2014 pamphlet now available

DPU summerLab 2014 pamphlet now available

18 February 2015

Each summer the DPU summerLab hosts a workshop series in cities around the world – seeking to stimulate and provoke a reconsideration of the role of designers in promoting spatial justice. Now, the 2014 ...

Call for Papers: Urban Lab+ London Symposium 2015

11 February 2015

Urban Lab +

Urban Lab+ London Symposium, 16-17 September 2015 

Call for Proposals: Open Source Housing crisis

03 February 2015

Open Source Housing

With a shortfall of 100,000 units per year and a decline in the availability of social tenancies, London's developers and housing associations add to the already considerable cost of housing ...

Contribute to the new project 'London is Changing'

21 January 2015

London is Changing

London is Changing is a research project studying the impact of economic and policy changes on the culture and diversity of London.

Urban Lab partners with Somerset House and A(by)P for 'Mapping the City' exhibition

19 January 2015

Mapping the City

UCL Urban Laboratory is partnering with Somerset House and A(by)P to support the Mapping the City exhibition and events programme, opening on Thursday 22 January.

How Ruth Glass shaped the way we approach our cities

13 January 2015

Ruth Glass footage

In her carefully crafted introduction to the book London: Aspects of Change in 1964, the urban sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term ‘gentrification’. The term, referring to demographic shifts within an urban community ...

Is urban graffiti a force for good or evil?

12 January 2015

Graffiti Sessions street art

Athlyn Cathcart-Keays writes for The Guardian on the debate over urban graffiti, drawing on the recent Graffiti Sessions conference co-hosted by the UCL Urban Laboratory.

New research blog launched by Urban Lab Artist-in-Residence

12 January 2015

Max Colson's Photo Recall

Max Colson, Urban Laboratory Artist-in-Residence 2014-15, has launched a new research blog, Photo Recall, complementing his residency.

UCL Urban Laboratory Activities Report 2012-14

22 December 2014

Cover image for Activities Report 2012-14

Publication date: December 2014 / Download (pdf) report by clicking on the icon below.

Discussing the legacy of urban theorist Bernardo Secchi

19 December 2014

Bernardo Secchi

Urban Lab Co-director Camillo Boano discusses the legacy of the urban theorist and planner Bernardo Secchi, who passed away in September 2014, in Society and Space.

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Beyond incommensurability, methodological regionalism and the Global North/South divide: the challenges of thinking Naples as an ordinary city

Beyond incommensurability, methodological regionalism and the Global North/South divide: the challenges of thinking Naples as an ordinary city

05 March 2015

For centuries Naples has been been viewed by foreigners, Italians and Neapolitans themselves to be something of an urban exception. Especially since Italian Unification, the city has been persistently diagnosed as a backward ...

Un-Learning from Lynch: Cinema and Architecture in the Alley Behind the Marketplace

11 March 2015

richard martin

Part of The Nocturnal City series. How might the work of the American film director David Lynch speak to contemporary urban and architectural concerns?

Regeneration: Imaginaries of Decline and Renewal

12 March 2015

Aylesbury Estate viewed from Chiltern

In this talk Dr. Ben Campkin (Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) will consider how the definition, discourse and practice of regeneration in London have shifted from the 1920s to the present. He will focus ...

Writing across diverse urban contexts: Informality in Tallinn, Bafatá & Berlin

18 March 2015

Comparative urbanism

Urban research has long related informality to a lack of state capacity or a failure of formal institutions. This assumption not only lacks attention to the heterogeneous logics and relations through which informality ...


26 March 2015


Part of The Nocturnal City series. Dr Matthew Beaumont (Co-director, UCL Urban Laboratory and Senior Lecturer, UCL English) discusses nightwalking in London in a public lecture complementing the release of his new book ...

Situating Architecture: term 2 lecture series

28 March 2015

Situating Architecture: term 2 seminar programme

The Bartlett School of Architecture's new architectural history lecture programme, drawing on academics from the institution, continues during the second academic term of 2014/15.

Stadtkolloquium 6th Annual Workshop

30 - 31 March 2015


Stadtkolloquium's 6th Annual Workshop will take place over Monday 30 - Tuesday 31 March 2015 at UCL.

Urban Lab+ London Symposium 2015

16 - 17 September 2015

Cities Methodologies 2014

UCL Urban Laboratory will host a major international symposium on global approaches to urban higher education on 16 and 17 September 2015.

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