USAR students organise and take part in a range of activities designed to broaden their understanding of the field of urban sustainability and resilience and develop their networking and presentation skills, extending their learning beyond the classroom and the lab.

9 & 10 December 2015

Socia lResearch on Off-Grid Solar Conference

off grid day 2 welcome

Jointly organised by USAR PhD student Iwona Bisaga and Declan Murray, from the University of Edinburgh, this two-day conference featured discussion onn a variety of themes around off-grid solar solutions for energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America. Presenters included academics, PhD students, private sector representatives, policy makers, practitioners, physicists and engineers, which provided a solid overview of the sector and the challenges it is and has been facing since it came to prominence in the 1990s. Read more.

10th November 2015

USAR Research Showcase

kurtis presents
showcase 2015 posters

On Tuesday 10th November, USAR showcased the work of its students at a one day event featuring presentations and posters.   The programme included guest industry speaker Kate Young from ch2m.  The star presentation was given by Kurtis Garbutt and the prize for best poster was awarded to Amy-Alys Tillson.

12th June 2015

Co-funded opportunity for NGOs and voluntary sector organisations

New Research Partnerships Development Workshop

We will be holding a workshop on 12 June aimed at NGOs and voluntary sector organisations to talk about opportunities for new research that could lead to the achievement of organisational goals. We hope that the workshop will enable a number of voluntary and non-governmental organisations to join forces to provide support and funding for an EngD project co-funded by USAR

We will discuss and explore research ideas, possibilities and partnerships relating to any aspect of urban sustainability and resilience.  We are particularly interested in building collaborations that involve organisations working together with us on initiatives that are mutually beneficial.  In this way, both the benefits and the costs of research could be shared more widely.

If you represent a NGO/voluntary sector organisation and would be interested in attending, please contact Jane Doogan j.doogan@ucl.ac.uk 

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