The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis



The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on the science of cities within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL.

CASA About Us
CASA was established in 1995 to lead the development of a science of cities drawing upon methods and ideas in modelling, sensing the urban environment, visualisation and computation.

We seek to examine and offer solutions to the problems of resource efficiency and effective planning and governance shared by all cities. Our vision is to play a central role in the science of smart cities – applying it to city planning, policy and architecture in the pursuit of making our cities better places to live.

Based in Bloomsbury, London, CASA is our living laboratory. As one of the world’s truly global metropolises there is nowhere more ideal than London for learning about the challenges confronting modern cities. Opening in 2022, UCL East is now home to CASA's Connected Environments team.

CASA has established a concentration of academics with a wide breadth of expertise from a range of disciplines, all with a common domain knowledge in cities.

Our vision

CASA's focus is to be at the forefront of what is one of the grand challenges of 21st century science: to build a science of cities from a multidisciplinary base, drawing on cutting edge methods, and ideas in modeling, complexity, visualisation and computation.

Our current mix of geographers, mathematicians, physicists, architects and computer scientists make CASA a unique institute within UCL.

Our vision is to be central to this new science, the science of smart cities, and relate it to city planning, policy and architecture in its widest sense.

The focus is on advancing the state of the art through research complemented by graduate study, teaching, consultancy and distance learning.


The UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis is located at 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TJ. 


UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
First Floor, 90 Tottenham Court Road

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 3877


  • For all student enquiries, please contact Mohammod Hussain on Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 3327
  • For all enquiries, please email casa@ucl.ac.uk


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