Sustainable UCL


Wild Bloomsbury

Wild Bloomsbury is one of Sustainable UCL's three signature campaigns. It aims to improve biodiversity, support wellbeing, build climate resilience and reduce air pollution for our local community. As part of the campaign UCL has committed to adding 10,000m2 of additional biodiverse space by 2024.

What is UCL doing?

UCL research shows that bringing nature into urban environments provides a range of ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, surface water management, summer cooling, cleaner air and improved health and wellbeing. 

  • We have partnered with academics, students, professional staff and external partners to develop a Wild Boomsbury Plan.
  • We have implmented 4,819m2 of additional biodiverse space on campus since 2019.
  • We are working with UCL Estates to devlier the rest through capital projects.
  • We have developed innovative nature-based solutions with our community through a livng laboratory approach.
  • We have added cycling and walking infrastructure to encourage active travel and reduce air pollution.
  • We have moved our postal-team to cargo bikes.

> Download the Wild Bloomsbury Manifesto (pdf)
> Download the Wild Bloombury Plan (doc)

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Wild Bloomsbury case studies

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Clean Air Community

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The Clean Air Community is a collaboration of scholars, staff and local residents in and around UCL estates learning how to collectively promote clean air.

Clean Air Community

Partner with us 

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UCL has partnered with the University of London, Bedford Estates, Camden Council, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and SOAS to develop a healthier and liveable Wild Bloomsbury. Contact Sustainable UCL to join.