UCL Urban Laboratory


Research projects

Our research project directory provides a list of active research projects at the UCL Urban Laboratory. You can also take a look at previous research projects on a seperate page.

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf: a workshop for the future city

Developing new perspectives on the distinctive role and place of Canary Wharf in London, and how the area might be used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the city as a diverse and dynamic hub of different forms of urban and speculative activity

Street scene in Gothenburg with a car passing and posters stuck to a piece of street furniture

Curating the City

Exploring the dilemmas when it comes to negotiating the relationship between the urban past, present and future

LGBTQ+ nightlife in London research visual idenity

LGBTQ+ nightlife spaces in London

This research project focuses on nightlife spaces important to London's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and other (LGBTQ+) communities since 1986

Ruth Glass in the Times Newspaper

Remembering Ruth Glass

Ongoing research project to catalogue and present the work of urban sociologist Ruth Glass (1912-1990) and the Centre for Urban Studies (1958-c.1980)