The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Seventy Years of Urban Development: A Short History of the DPU

Explore seventy years of urban development in this booklet on the short history of the DPU.

An informal settlement by a market in Cebu, Philippines

8 January 2023

Photo Credit: Alexander Macfarlane

This booklet (hard copy and online) documents DPU experiences, interactions, and contributions to development practice, research, and teaching since 1954 in the context of diverse international ideas and practices in the development field and the education, research, and practice associated with it. 

Discover more from DPU70

DPU70 Film Festival

A celebration and discussion of films made by the DPU and international partners in the context of teaching, research, public engagement, and policy and planning impact. Find out more about the programme of films. 

DPU Dialogue in Development Series

A series of Dialogues run by the DPU Research clusters to discuss the most prominent contemporary challenges facing cities, planning, and international development, with guest speakers across contexts and disciplines.

DPUNews70 Special Issues

During 2024, two issues of DPUNews reflect on the issues and priorities identified in our 70th year and preview and review the range of events put in place to celebrate DPU70.