The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett Research Conversations

22 January 2019, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

The Golden Lane housing estate.

MPhil/PhD student Abdullah Ahmed AlDabbous discusses his research on affordable housing in the City

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Jakub Owczarek – Teaching and Learning
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

The socio-spatial study of affordable housing in the Square Mile: A case for local provision policies 

Abdullah Ahmed AlDabbous

Supervisors: Professors Peter Bishop and Murray Fraser

Through engaging with the physical facet of Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City, Abdullah’s research focusses on maximising the value of the City in relation to affordable housing. He achieves this by analysing the spatial potential of the City’s existing few residential wards in relation to estate densification. 

Abdullah uses site-specific methods to measure the forces behind the stock loss and socio-spatial transformations of the housing estates. His research performs densification capacity analysis against need and demand to map spatial potentials and uses the results to alter existing policies and find new ones for local provision. 

About The Bartlett Research Conversations

The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Research Conversations seminars comprise work-in-progress and upgrade presentations by students undertaking the MPhil/PhD Architectural Design and MPhil/PhD Architectural and Urban History and Theory. All current UCL staff and students are welcome to attend.

Held regularly throughout the academic year, the seminars are attended by the programme directors, Professor Jonathan Hill and Professor Ben Campkin, PhD Coordinators, Dr. Nina Vollenbröker and Dr Sophie Read, and other PhD supervisors.

Image: The Golden Lane housing estate, Abdullah AlDabbous.