The Bartlett


Bartlett Research Exchange - Energy and Development: when demand peaks

12 July 2017, 2:00 pm–7:00 pm

Bartlett Research Exchange - Energy and Development: when demand peaks

The Bartlett Research Exchange is a fast-paced event where key research themes are explained from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




The Bartlett Faculty


Room 6.02 22 Gordon Street London WC1H 0QB

This term’s event, on Energy and Development: when demand peaks, involves speakers from across the Bartlett’s schools, with expertise in energy, economics, social and spatial networks, urban computation and visualization, engineering.

Each presentation from a UCL speaker will be followed by a response from an expert working in an allied field. The event will close with a discussion with the audience on how to make future collaborations and synergies possible across the UCL energy and development research domain.

Energy and Development: when demand peaks

As the world’s global energy landscape is changing rapidly, we are experiencing significant shifts, economic and social transformation. In this event, we plan to explore UCL interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and activities that address energy and development issues, and to emerge with a plan for new and expanded activities in this area.


2:00 pm: Welcome and introduction to the event Dr Catalina Spataru 

General presentations showing work across UCL discussing the topic from different angle

Topic 1: Use of resources over time, infrastructures and environment

  • 2:10 pm: Prof Raimund Bleischwitz, ISR: Why demand peaks - The ‘saturation effect’ for key materials over time
  • 2:20 pm: Professor Julia Stegemann, CEGE: Resource
  • Efficiency & the Environment (construction materials and circular economy)
  • 2:30 pm: Dr Priti Parikh, CEGE: Infrastructure and business models for resource constrained
  • 2:40 pm: Discussion – Q & A to Speaker Panel

Topic 2: Cities, planning and transformations

  • 2:55 pm: Prof Julio D Davila, DPU: City governments in progressive social and political transformations, governance dimensions of urban and peri-urban infrastructure – implications to circular economy  
  • 3:05 pm Dr Duncan Smith, CASA: Smart cities, urban planning and strategies
  • 3.15 pm: Prof Mark Barrett, EI: Air pollution and environment prevention in fast growing cities
  • 3:25 pm: Discussion – Q & A to Speaker Panel

Topic 3: Modern energy consumers

  • 3:40 pm: Dr Gabrial Anandarajah, EI: Energy efficiency improvement opportunities among the modern energy consumers in South East Asia
  • 3:50 pm Prof Tim Broyd, IDI: Technology, Digital Innovation and sustainability for globally operating engineering design
  • 4:00 pm: Discussion – Q & A to Speaker Panel
  • 4:15 pm Prof Bob Lowe, Director of Energy Institute 
  • 4:30 pm: Current groups at UCL working on Energy and Development (short ppt plus poster during drinks reception)
                   - Energy and Development Group (Dr Julia Tomei)
                   - Energy Space Time Group (Dr Catalina Spataru)
  • 5:00 pm: Discussions and possible interactions and collaborative topics; organogram

5:45 pm: Prof Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett UCL Faculty of the Built Environment. 

6:00 Drinks and poster exhibition of work on energy and development of researchers across UCL