As our research community grows and we continue to win competitive research funding, so our influence continues to grow.
We want our research to have a positive impact. It’s making a difference at every level in the real world, from one-off or local projects to national and international policy.
Shaping the world
Bartlett research into transport corridors and land use has shaped government policy on the UK’s national high-speed rail network, as well as the Crossrail, Thameslink and Overground networks that are improving transport links for millions of people in and around London.
We’ve brought about changes to the UK Building Regulations with findings about heat losses through cavity party walls – changes that will make new homes significantly more energy-efficient and knock millions of pounds off energy bills.
Our research into space and planning helped to make Trafalgar Square a more pedestrian-friendly public space, and produced models that anticipated crowd behaviour at the Notting Hill Carnival, Tate Britain, Covent Garden and at the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
And research at The Bartlett School of Architecture yielded the design and unique double-curved outer skin of the extraordinary Kunsthaus Graz. The success of the art gallery has kickstarted the regeneration of the Austrian city.
If you're interested in learning more about the impact of our research, have a look at the case studies below.
- Space Syntax: improving national and international urban environments
- Reduction in UK carbon emissions through use of white light for street lighting
- Using transport investment to promote polycentric urban and regional structures
- A ‘friendly alien’ regenerates a city
- Changing perceptions of skateboarding
- A new approach to urban street planning and design
- Economic modelling of long-term decarbonisation pathways
- Design governance in the built environment: Facilitating the use of design codes
- Adapting to the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage
- Building climate resilience in the cities of the Global South
- Infrastructure investment to promote sustainable economic growth
- Infrastructure for the urban poor in the Global South
- Sustainable urban transport policy
- An empirical approach to PFI
- A healthy, low-carbon built environment