UCL Urban Laboratory


Highlights from Urban Laboratory activities in 2019 featured in The Bartlett Review

24 January 2020

The 2019 edition of The Bartlett Review, by UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment, has been published, with stories from UCL Urban Laboratory projects and activities.

Un/Distracted Walking

Among Urban Laboratory projects featured are Prof Matthew Beaumont's drive to encourage pedestrians to reclaim their attention from their phones as they wander city streets (read: 'Weapons of mass distraction').

In the Anatomy section, Prof Ben Campkin updates on our role in the university’s largest single expansion in 200 years, UCL East (read: 'The edge of tomorrow'), where the first phase will be home to the Urban Room and Memory Workshop, curated by the Urban Lab in collaboration with Culture Lab, a new cross-faculty entity. It will provide space “to centre and extend forms of publicly engaged, collaborative urbanism that UCL and its partners have increasingly been experimenting with over the past decade”.

Featuring short reports to in-depth features and essays from across the Faculty of the Built Environment, The Bartlett Review explores the stories behind some of the groundbreaking thinking and research to have emerged from The Bartlett in 2019 - and its impact on the world.

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, in addition to support from the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.