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Call for Papers: Making Southern Urban Policies

13 November 2017

As part of the International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation in São Paulo, Brazil between 16-19 May 2018, UCL Urban Laboratory is a partner for the panel session Making Southern ...

Doctoral funding available on the Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space ESRC DTP pathway

07 November 2017

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 ...

Why is Lavani dance experiencing an urban revival in India?

12 October 2017

Artists from Asha Rupa Vaishali Parbhanikar troupe ready to start their performance at a state organised Lavani Festival at NCPA, Mumbai. Credit: Kruti Kothari

Well-known throughout India due to its appearance in popular films, Lavani is a dance form originating in Maharashtra, Western India, that often directly explores themes of female sexuality. However, women who dance Lavani ...

Line-up announced for Situating Architecture lecture series

27 September 2017

Hughes House, Nairobi, Kenya (1956). Courtesy of Richard Hughes.

Brought together alongside The Bartlett's MA Architectural History, the Situating Architecture Lecture Series explores the powers and effects of architecture today.

Introduction to the Urban Lab for new and returning UCL students

25 September 2017

Urban Pamphleteer issues 1-3

As induction week begins for newly arriving UCL students, we have produced an introduction pack to the UCL Urban Laboratory, covering our history, current activities, and how students can get involved in our ...

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Urban Geopolitics book launch: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities

Urban Geopolitics book launch: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities

20 November 2017

Urban Salon hosts the book launch of Urban Geopolitics: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities (Routledge, 2018) edited by Jonathan Rokem and Camillo Boano.

Baudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk

22 November 2017

Baudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk

Having lived in some 40 residencies across Paris, Charles Baudelaire was steeped in city life and his poems celebrate the extraordinary characters – real and imaginary - that swarmed its pullulating streets prior to modernisation.

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