UCL Urban Laboratory


UCL Engineering co-sponsors Urban Lab

28 June 2012

We are delighted to announce that the Dean of UCL Engineering, Professor Anthony Finklestein, has confirmed the Faculty's co-sponsorship of the Urban Laboratory

Dr Sarah Bell, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, and a member of the Urban Laboratory's steering committee, comments: "This sponsorship demonstrates UCL Engineering's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to understanding and influencing the forces that are shaping cities. Research agendas around 'smart' and 'connected' cities provide a particular point of focus for Engineering and the Urban Lab, bringing together critical, creative and technical approaches".

Dr Ben Campkin, Director of the Urban Lab, welcomed new opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in UCL Engineering, noting that "knowledge of urban infrastructure and technology within the Engineering Faculty will compliment the Urban Lab's existing built environment expertise, and strengths in the social, cultural and historical understanding of cities and urbanization".