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Engaged Urbanism in LSE Review of Books

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Engaged Urbansim: Cities and Methodologies

LSE Review of Books have taken a look at Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies (I.B. Tauris, 2016), a UCL Urban Laboratory publication edited by Ben Campkin and Ger Duijzings.

Professor Matthew Beaumont contributes to Art Night book 'Expanding the City’s Boundaries'

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Art Night Volume 1

Professor Matthew Beaumont (Urban Lab Co-Director) has contributed to the first Art Night publication, Expanding the City’s Boundaries, a collection of essays from leading curators, urbanists, writers, art historians and sociologists reflecting on the meaning of Art Night and its role in a city like London.

New book on London's housing histories published

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Mobilising Housing Histories: Learning from London's Past

A new publication exploring issues relating to the history of urban housing in London has been published through RIBA, featuring a number of UCL contributions. Mobilising Housing Histories: Learning from London’s Past (RIBA Publishing, 2017) has been edited by Peter Guillery and David Kroll.

New publication celebrates Brutalist architecture in Paris

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Les Etoiles at Ivry-sur-Seine by Nigel Green for Blue Crow Media

The brutalist architecture of the French capital is the subject of a new city guide published by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Robin Wilson (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and Nigel Green (Photolanguage).

Call for Papers: Urbanization Processes and Natural Morphologies

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Call for Papers: Urbanization Processes and Natural Morphologies

It is with great sadness that UCL Urban Laboratory received the news that Prof. Dr. Maider Uriarte Idiazabal, who was resident with us as a visiting doctoral researcher in 2012, passed away last summer after a short illness.

Urban Laboratory projects featured in The Bartlett Review

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Urban Pamphleteer issues 1-3

Articles on UCL Urban Laboratory’s activities across the past year feature in the first edition of The Bartlett Review, published by UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.

Urban Laboratory launches UCL SITE: Students in the east research project

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SITE meeting two

In collaboration with The Bartlett, UCL Urban Laboratory has launched a staff-student collaborative research project that will produce student-led reccomendations for UCL developments in east London – UCL East and Here East.

Call for Papers - Towards a Global Urban Geopolitics: Bringing Geopolitics into the Mainstream of Comparative Urban Studies

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UCL Urban Laboratory is happy to share this call for papers as part of the RC21 conference for critical urban studies at the University of Leeds on 11-13 September 2017.

New book explores the ethics and philosophy of urban design

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The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism

Camillo Boano (Director, MSc Building and Urban Design in Development at the DPU and Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) has published a new book that bridges the gap created by the “missing encounters” between radical philosophy, urban design and architecture.

Curating the City research cluster runs first UCL-based workshop in new Centre for Critical Heritage Studies

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The university negotiates its evolving identity at HereEast

The Curating the City research cluster in the new UCL/University of Gothenburg Centre for Critical Heritage Studies ran its first UCL-based workshop 22-23 November, focussed on the role of universities in ‘co-curating’ urban heritage with communities in the city.

Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies is out now!

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Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies book out now

UCL Urban Laboratory's new book Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies (I.B. Tauris, 2016) is available to purchase now in the UK, and from 30 December 2016 internationally. Use discount code AN2 when ordering from the I.B. Tauris website.

Call for UCL students to support research project on student-led recommendations for UCL developments in East London

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UCL Changemakers

The Bartlett and UCL Urban Laboratory are seeking applications from twelve students from across UCL to collaborate in a research project exploring students’ experience of the Bloomsbury campus, and developing recommendations for new UCL developments in the east of London - UCL East and Here East.

Urban Studies, Transport and Architectural Space ESRC DTP pathway

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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 of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of East London.

Call for UCL students to lead research project on student-led recommendations for UCL developments in East London

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UCL Changemakers

The Bartlett and UCL Urban Laboratory are seeking applications from two postgraduate or graduate students to lead a research project exploring students’ experience of the Bloomsbury campus, and developing recommendations for new UCL developments in the east of London - UCL East and Here East.

Clare Melhuish co-authored paper named Best Published Paper in City & Society

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CGIs in situ, Doha

Dr Clare Melhuish (Urban Laboratory Co-Director) is lead author of a paper which has been announced winner of the 2016 Yearly Prize for Best Published Paper in City & Society. “The Real Modernity that Is Here”: Understanding the Role of Digital Visualisations in the Production of a New Urban Imaginary at Msheireb Downtown, Doha appears in the August issue of the journal, and the prize was announced on Thursday 17 November by the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) at the American Anthropological Association annual conference in Minnesota.

Urban Pamphleteer #6: Open-source Housing Crisis launched on new series website

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Urban Pamphleteer #6: Open Source Housing Crisis

The new issue of the Urban Pamphleteer series is now available to read online using the publication's new website: urbanpamphleteer.org.

UCL Urban Laboratory release new edited anthology Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies

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Engaged Urbansim: Cities and Methodologies

We’re pleased to announce the release of Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, a new UCL Urban Laboratory edited anthology, on 1 December 2016. Published by I.B Tauris and edited by Dr Ben Campkin and Professor Ger Duijzings, the book showcases the exciting ways urbanists are responding to the variety and dynamism of contemporary cities and urban experience across the globe.

Urban Lab research evidences impact of LGBTQI nightlife venue closures on London’s communities

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LGBTQI nightlife in London from 1986 to present - UCL report - cover image

London’s LGBTQI nightlife spaces have seen a recent intensity of closures, with further threats to the most longstanding venues, according to a new report from the UCL Urban Laboratory. Spaces catering to women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBTQI people have been disproportionately vulnerable to closure.

ASF-UK publish Cape Town regeneration through participatory design report with Urban Lab and DPU

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Interviewing residents of Ilinge Abahlai Housing Cooperative

Architecture Sans Frontières-UK have pubished a new report based on the findings of a 2015 workshop in South Africa - Change by Design: Reimagining Regeneration through Participatory Design. The report outlines the findings of a two-week workshop that took place in Cape Town in April 2015, resulting from a partnership between ASF-UK and Development Action Group (DAG), with the support of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit and the UCL Urban Laboratory, and Sheffield School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield.

Laura Marshall writes about Peckham Festival LGBTQI nightlife workshop for the UCL Events blog

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CAMP-er-VAN panel

Urban Laboratory Research Assistant Laura Marshall has written an article for the UCL Events blog about the workshop she co-organised at the Peckham Festival on 10 September as part of our ongoing research in to London's LGBTQI nightlife since 1986.

Rodrigo Firmino writes on his experience as an Urban Lab visiting researcher on Medium

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Rodrigo Firmino trying out a virtual reality headset at the Bartlett

UCL Urban Laboratory have launched a new blogging platform on Medium with an article by Dr Rodrigo Firmino on his research sabattical in London.

Urban Lab partners with Resolve for the London Design Festival 2016

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Rebel Space Pavillion at the Brixton Design Trail

UCL Urban Laboratory is pleased to announce a partnership with Resolve - a student-led interdisciplinary collective - during the London Design Festival 2016.

Equal by Design available to watch online

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Equal by Design

Equal By Design, a short documentary exploring how the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza can help us think about economic equality, housing design, and the crisis in affordable housing today, is availble to watch online for free.

Call for textual contributions on London’s regeneration for use in a collaborative performance between UCL Urban Laboratory and artist collective Fourthland

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The Storm: A Utopian Forecast for London?

In June 2016, UCL Urban Laboratory will collaborate on an experimental pedagogy with artist collective Fourthland, using performance as research to unpick narratives of regeneration. Taking place as part of the UTOPIA season at Somerset House and the London Festival of Architecture on 29 June, The Storm: A Utopian Forecast for London? emerges from Fourthland’s social practice on various London estates and two years of research attendance at public enquiry and developer led consultations. The work has also developed in response to enquiries within the Urban Laboratory, including questions on education for the future city, the cultural representations of urban life through Cities Imaginaries, and concepts emerging from Cities Methodologies.

LGBTQI Nightlife in London research project launched with Queer Spaces London

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LGBTQI Nightlife in London research website

UCL Urban Laboratory in collaboration with Queer Spaces London are undertaking research on nightlife spaces that are important to London’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities.  We are seeking information from individuals, businesses, performers and promoters who contribute to London's LGBTQI nightlife spaces via an online survey. By gathering community knowledge from people with a range of perspectives, identities and experiences we hope to capture the diversity, complexity and value of LGBTQI nightlife spaces.

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