UCL in the media
Commenting on London’s trendy east end, as young people desert the area and its night-time economy struggles to return to life following lockdown, Dr Tommaso Gabrieli (The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) says the situation shouldn’t affect property demand too much.
Professor Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws) argues how following the recent EU summit, the EU Council did not address the potential undermining of judicial independence by Hungary and Poland, and instead proposed measures to be adopted should any breaches of democratic values take place.
Professor Geraint Rees, Dean of UCL Life Sciences, adds to a joint statement on bullying and harassment in educational institutions and calls for more transparency when handling complaints, and more understanding of what enables bullying.
In an in-depth look at Generation Z, Dr Praveetha Patalay (UCL Institute of Education) explains that many members of that generation suffer from low self-confidence about their body image, in contrast to millennials, but that social media isn’t entirely to blame for this.
In an op-ed on London’s economy, economist Gerard Lyons mentions analysis conducted with Visiting Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty) and discusses three solutions that must be in place for London to stay out of lockdown.
The destruction of natural ecosystems contributes to increases in the number of animals that harbour diseases, which may affect disease outbreak risks, finds a study led by Rory Gibb, Dr David Redding, and Professor Kate Jones (UCL Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research).
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As Lebanese authorities blame a stock of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for the blast that devastated Beirut, Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) says such a quantity left “unattended for six years was an accident waiting to happen”.
In the wake of the explosion of 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that caused massive destruction to Beirut, Dr Julie Norman (UCL Political Science) comments how the destruction of the port will make any economic recovery “long and dire”.
In a look at the pandemic’s impact on social smoking, Professor Robert West (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) explains addiction is created by forming associations between smoking and situations, which are repeated often enough to impulses to smoke.