UCL Urban Laboratory


Urban Laboratory launches Urban Pamphleteer

19 April 2013

On 26 April UCL Urban Laboratory launched Urban Pamphleteer, a new series of publications that confront key contemporary urban questions from diverse perspectives

Urban Pamphleteer 1

Written in a direct and accessible tone, these pamphlets draw on the history of radical pamphleteering to instigate change.

Urban Pamphleteer #1 addresses recent 'Future & Smart Cities' discourse, asking 'What objectives and principles should shape this field beyond enthusiasm for technological progress for its own sake?'. Contributors include Muki Haklay, Sarah Bell, Alan Penn, Christoph Lindner, John Bingham-Hall, Brian Dixon, Laura Vaughan, Mike Crang & Stephen Graham, Regner Ramos, Susan Collins, Yvonne Rogers, Licia Capra & Johannes Schöning, and Antoine Picon. 

The series is edited by Ben Campkin and Rebecca Ross, and designed by Guglielmo Rossi. It is produced with financial support from the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities.

A download of the first issue is available here.

Photo credit: David Roberts