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UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

Cities – now home to more than half the world’s population- face complex and systemic problems. UCL is concerned with contributing to urban sustainability in the spheres of, for example, ecology, aesthetics, health, economics, culture, equity and intellect.

Our great strengths are the variety of prisms through which we can examine the sustainability of cities and the range of methodologies with which we can bring about change.

Across our disciplines members of the UCL community all have significant contributions to make. We seek to build on existing work, to enhance and integrate it, and to maximise its impact – through working together.

Latest News

London's Housing Crisis

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13 April 2016

Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL

This question time event from UCL Grand Challenges and Public Policy considers one of the key issues in London’s mayoral election. Spiralling property prices, limited housing stock and a rapidly-growing population are making it increasing difficult for Londoners to find a place to live. Home ownership has become only accessible to the wealthier and rented accommodation is under enormous pressure, offering substandard or prohibitively expensive options that offer no long-term security.

Small Grants 2016

Grand Challenges Small Grants 2016

The latest Small Grants Call will open in March.

African Voices @ UCL

20 - 29 January 2016

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2016 will see the launch of the UCL African Studies Research Centre. The Grand Challenges are supporting a series of events associated with the launch at the end of January 2016.

The events will be held under the title 'African Voices @UCL' and have been funded by UCL Grand Challenges.

African Voices will emphasize our goal of co-producing knowledge about Africa with African colleagues on the continent and in the diaspora. 
Further details.

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