Prof Christoph Lindner is Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and Professor of Urban Studies at University College London (UCL)
Prof Christoph Lindner is Dean of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, and Professor of Urban Studies at University College London. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Geographic Society and Royal Society of Arts.
As Dean of The Bartlett, Christoph has focused on advancing transformative priorities for the built environment field. These include taking action on the climate crisis, and advancing equality, diversity and inclusion.
The faculty’s rich academic research, impact and policy engagement focuses on human spaces and structures that promote equity, social and climate justice, and sustainable solutions for people, communities and the planet.
Prof Lindner launched The Bartlett Promise Scholarship in 2019 to diversify the pipeline of graduates entering the built environment professions, along with the Race and Spatial Justice Positive Action Recruitment Focus in 2020 to position The Bartlett as a hub for leading scholarship on race, space and the built environment. The Bartlett is pledged to become a net zero faculty by 2023.
Previously, Christoph was Dean of the College of Design at the University of Oregon and Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where he created and led the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, co-founded the Amsterdam Centre for Globalization Studies, and directed the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.
In addition, he has been a visiting professor at New York University, The New School, University of California-Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Freiburg, Queen Mary University of London, University of Venice, and the University of London Institute in Paris.
Christoph’s scholarship spans the fields of architecture, geography, media studies, visual culture, and urban planning and design, and addresses the interrelations of cities, sustainability, and social-spatial inequality.
He is the author or editor of 15 books, including Aesthetics of Gentrification (2021), The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries (2019), Deconstructing the High Line (2017), Cities Interrupted (2016), Global Garbage (2016), and Imagining New York City (2015).
In this podcast, presented by Christoph Lindner, we’re asking the big question: how can we build better?