Bartlett interdisciplinary research secures £30,000 funding
20 December 2011
Six interdisciplinary research projects, each involving significant Bartlett collaboration, have been awarded nearly £30,000 of funding.
The awards, part of UCL's Sustainable Cities Grand Challenges Small Grants Programme, were announced on 20 December 2011. In all six successful projects, Bartlett researchers acted as lead applicant, main collaborator or additional collaborator.
The projects, which received £29,452 in total, demonstrate the Bartlett's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration both within the Faculty and across UCL. In many cases, partners in industry and other UK universities were also involved.
The successful applications included:
- Dr Barbara Lipietz (Development Planning Unit), Professor Mike Raco (School of Planning) and Michael Edwards (School of Planning) for 'Community Participation in City-Wide Planning: Comparing London and Johannesburg'.
- Dr Fuzhan Nasiri (Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) & Dr Sarah Bell (Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) for 'Developing Urban Water Reuse Networks in the UK'.
- Dr Richard Taws (History of Art), Dr Jann Matlock (French and SELCS) & Dr Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture) for 'Ephemeral Cities: Sustainable Research into Non-Sustainable Urban Objects'.
- Professor Murray Fraser (Bartlett School of Architecture) and Dr Camillo Boano (Development Planning Unit) for 'Learning Room Design Project on the Gaza Strip'.
- Tse-Hui Teh (School of Planning) and Dr Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture) for 'New Loos for London?'.
These awards will enable the Bartlett to develop its world-leading research, as well as expand its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary activity.
The UCL Grand Challenges Small Grants Programme funds projects that lead to, or support, cross-disciplinary collaboration under the broad headings of Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.