UCL Urban Laboratory


Urban Laboratory projects featured in The Bartlett Review

10 February 2017

Articles on UCL Urban Laboratory's activities across the past year feature in the first edition of The Bartlett Review, published by UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment

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Featuring short reports to in-depth features and essays, The Bartlett Review explores the stories behind some of the groundbreaking thinking and research to have emerged from The Bartlett in 2016 - and its impact on the world.

Among the Urban Laboratory projects featured include Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, the Urban Lab edited collection, published by I.B. Tauris at the end of 2016. Co-editor and Director of Urban Lab Dr Ben Campkin is interviewed on how the book can help us reimagine cities and think about urban challenges with fresh vigour (read: 'The power of unlikely connections').

Our LGBTQI nightlife infrastructure research project is highlighted (read: 'Night-time politics'), along with a review of the Urban Pamphleteer series, which has been published since 2013 (read: 'Three years of Urban Pamphleteer'). Urban Lab Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence Tom Wolseley shares details of his 'Shardology' project that takes in a 360-degree view of Western Europe's tallest building to consider the spectacle and dynamics of capital in cities (read: 'Shardology'). His film Vertical Horizons: Living With The Shard in The City was launched in January 2017 and a number of screenings will be scheduled across the year.

Dr Clare Melhuish (Urban Lab Co-director and Senior Research Associate) also pens an essay that draws on her university-led urban regeneration case studies, published at the end of 2015 (read: 'How universities can be better neighbours').

You can download a pdf version of the review on The Bartlett website, whilst all articles can also be read online.

UCL Urban Laboratory is a cross-faculty initiative at UCL, with core funding from The Bartlett, UCL Engineering, and the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences.

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