UCL Urban Laboratory


Cities Methodologies 2014: Making Cities Better - Urban Theory and Practice

01 May 2014, 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Making Cities Better

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Slade Research Centre, UCL, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0HB

A supposed divide between theory and practice raises a number of questions for those interested in making cities better. In this session, students from UCL's MSc Urban Studies programme will present group projects oriented around this theme. On topics ranging from social housing, parks and green spaces, gentrification, the preservation of historic markets, and the politics of place-making, they'll consider how urban theory and research can inform, problematise and engage with the work of urban practitioners outside of the academy. 

All are welcome to this free event, and it requires no prior booking.

Cities Methodologies is an ongoing programme of events and exhibitions dedicated to presenting, sharing and experimenting with new methods of urban research. You can see the other events lined up for the week here.