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Rodrigo Firmino writes on the tyranny of the educated in smart cities for LA+ Journal

Rodrigo Firmino writes on the tyranny of the educated in smart cities for LA+ Journal

29 May 2016

Dr. Rodrigo Firmino, Honorary Senior Research Associate in UCL Urban Laboratory, has published a paper in the new issue of LA+ Journal, a landscape architectural magazine.

Website for Turning Tables at La Biennale di Venezia launched

25 May 2016

Turning Tables website

UCL Urban Laboratory is exhibiting at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, as part of the URBAN LAB+ network's Turning Tables project. The website for the project is ...

Centre for Critical Heritage Studies to launch at UCL in partnership with University of Gothenburg

06 May 2016

Project Campus Nackrosen

A new Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) is being launched at UCL in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, with UCL Urban Laboratory joining as a key partner.

Venturing Beyond exhibition at Somerset House closes this weekend

28 April 2016

Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street

Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias of the Street, supported by UCL Urban Laboratory and hosted at Somerset House, closes on the Early May bank holiday (2 May 2016).

Michael Edwards publishes papers on London’s housing crisis

28 April 2016

Pakeman House, SE1: housing block owned by the Corporation of London

Michael Edwards, a member of UCL Urban Laboratory’s International Advisory Group and Teaching Fellow in The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, has published two open access papers that seek to address the ...

Matthew Beaumont features in BBC Radio 4 programme on the city at night

28 April 2016

Matthew Beaumont - nightwalking

Matthew Beaumont (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) spoke to BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed about the notion of London as a 24-hour city and urban walking at night.

SPACE magazine publishes Urban Laboratory research in April 2016 issue

26 April 2016

SPACE magaine, front cover, April 2016

Research conducted at the UCL Urban Laboratory features in the April 2016 issue of influentual South Korean architectural and cultural magazine SPACE, currently celebrating it's 50th anniversary. The essays, guest edited by ...

DPU summerLab 2016 applications open and 2015 publication available

22 April 2016

DPU summerLab 2016

Applications are open for the sixth year of the Development Planning Unit's (DPU) summerLab series.

Clare Melhuish to present Urban Laboratory university regeneration research at AAG 2016

21 March 2016

Beyond the red line presentation at the AAG

Dr Clare Melhuish (Urban Laboratory Co-Director and Senior Research Associate) will present her university-led urban regeneration research conducted at UCL Urban Laboratory in a panel at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference ...

Call for Papers and Participants: Global Urbanisms, Regional Specificities

21 March 2016

Mumbai flyover

There is a very active debate in urban studies at the moment, exploring the limits of universalist theorisations of the urban while at the same time seeking to engage with the globalisation of ...

Call for Papers: Cities After Hours II

11 March 2016

Neon Paris

Proposals for papers are invited for this year’s Cities After Hours colloquium from researchers working on any aspect of the city after hours. The colloquium will be held at UCL on 25 ...

Urban Lab to curate Venturing Beyond cultural programme at Somerset House

15 February 2016

Venturing Beyond

UCL Urban Laboratory is pleased to announce a collaboration with arts organisation A(by)P and Somerset House to curate the cultural programme for the upcoming Venturing Beyond: Graffiti and the Everyday Utopias ...

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Book Launch: The Participatory City

Book Launch: The Participatory City

01 June 2016

The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL is organising a book launch and panel discussion to celebrate the publication of Dr Yasminah Beebeejaun’s edited collection The Participatory City. The book, published by jovis ...

The Ailing City: Memory and Lament in Remembrance (Muisteja)

02 June 2016

The Ailing City: Memory and Lament in Remembrance (Muisteja)

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

The Centre Cannot Hold?

10 - 11 June 2016

The Church of Our Lady the Queen of Poland, Świdnica (Lower Silesian voivodship)

The idea of the city dominated by a soaring landmark or a grand epicentre – whether a sacred temple, a secular monument or a Central Business District – was allegedly buried along with utopian high ...

Book launch: Global Undergrounds

14 June 2016

Sewers in Brighton

Over the last two centuries, the world’s cities have undergone dramatic vertical, above-ground transformations. But at the same time, they have sunk themselves into the ground, in the form of sprawling tendons ...

Equal by Design: Urban Lab Films presentation

15 June 2016

Equal by Design

Urban Lab Films supports the London public premiere of Equal By Design (2016), a short documentary exploring how the philosophy of Spinoza can help us think about economic equality, housing design, and the ...

The Ailing City: Crime Prevention and Future Cities in Minority Report

16 June 2016

Minority Report

Cities are modernity’s ever-changing hubs of people, architectures and culture. Time and time again, the intense urban environment has been perceived as causing sickness or influencing the experiences of illness. The metaphorical ...

Community mapping and citizen social science

22 June 2016

The third and final event in a series of collaborations on shape shifiting urban spaces between LIVINGMAPS and UCL Urban Laboratory.

Writing Buildings: Kent School of Architecture conference

14 - 16 July 2016

Writing Buildings

Matthew Beaumont, Ben Campkin and Barbara Penner are among the keynote speakers at the Writing Buildings conference at the Kent School of Architecture in July.

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