UCL Urban Laboratory


UCL Urban Lab publishes limited print edition of 'Case Studies in University-led Urban Regeneration'

26 January 2016

UCL Urban Laboratory has today launched a limited print edition of case studies detailing different approaches to university and community-led urban regeneration, conducted by Senior Research Associate and Co-Director Dr Clare Melhuish

Case Studies in University-led urban regeneration - front cover

The output of an 18-month research project, conducted by Dr Clare Melhuish, the case studies provide detailed insights into the processes of visioning, communicating, and developing urban spatial development plans which many universities are undertaking, often in partnership with other urban and regional regeneration agencies, and as a stimulus and anchor for wider urban development.

They include Queen's Campus, Durham University in Stockton; the NorthWest Cambridge development by University of Cambridge; Newcastle University at Science Central; three US models - University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Columbia University; and lastly Somerleyton Road in south London, a partnership between Lambeth Council, Brixton Green and Ovalhouse Theatre designed to promote a new model for community-owned affordable housing and social infrastructure.

The launch of the print edition coincides with a research seminar hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory, 'Beyond the red line: how are universities re-imagining cities and urban communities through their spatial development plans?', bringing together speakers from academia, estates development, architectural practice, and community-led regeneration.

The print edition draws on the design of the online PDFs, first made available in September 2015, and now include a foreword by Dr Ben Campkin (Director, UCL Urban Laboratory). Both the online and print case studies have been designed by Guglielmo Rossi.