The Bartlett School of Planning



The Bartlett School of Planning is a world-leading centre for research, impact and innovation. We shape intellectual debates in the fields of urban planning, urban design, and real estate and champion cutting-edge thinking and practice.

Our research is motivated by an ambitious intellectual mission to tackle some of the most significant challenges faced by contemporary societies. This includes housing crises, urban and community regeneration, transport and active travel, sustainability and resilience, health and wellbeing, circularity and climate change.

We actively support the design, production and governance of equitable, inclusive and liveable environments. We lead and collaborate on projects and initiatives across universities, faculties and departments in partnership with governmental and civil society organisations, across the globe. While our reach is international and truly interdisciplinary, we are also at the forefront of re-thinking the future of London, our research laboratory.

Explore Research at The Bartlett School of Planning

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Research strategy

Discover the BSP New Research Strategy, outlining our research mission, values and strategic objectives.

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Research clusters

Our research clusters are used to develop collaborations outside BSP and complement and enhance existing long-standing research expertise and funded research projects.

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Research initiatives

BSP leads on a range of transformative research initiatives which promote our expertise to a wide range of audiences, at local, national and international levels.

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Research projects

Our research projects are shaping national and international research debates and are simultaneously delivering major societal impacts and benefits.

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Planning Studies MPhil/PhD

The Planning Studies MPhil/PhD is designed for graduates of any discipline who wish to make a career in planning or in related fields in teaching or research.

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Latest research news

Discover the latest research-related news from The Bartlett School of Planning. 

BSP Research contact 

Director of Research

Professor Lauren Andres
Email: l.andres@ucl.ac.uk
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Research and Enterprise Manager

Email: bsp.research@ucl.ac.uk


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BSP Public Lectures

Find out more about the public lectures run by The Bartlett School of Planning (BSP) regularly throughout the academic year.