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Intra-institutional collaboration

Our activities, approaches and aims synergise with the UCL Grand Challenges of Global Health, Cultural Understanding, Sustainable Cities, Human Wellbeing, Justice and Equality and Transformative Technology.

Urban Laboratory Steering Committee members participate in the Executive Group of the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities and contributed to the London 2062 project, gathering evidence about the forces and factors that shape London, identifying decision points, and debating how the city will change over the five decades between London 2012 and London 2062.

Our work compliments the strategies of a wide range of other urban-focused UCL departments, institutes and initiatives. To date, our activities are focused primarily in four UCL faculties that provide financial, logistical and academic support our work:

UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences

UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Academic collaboration beyond UCL

We work with a wide range of other academic institutions. Our recent activities have made links with:

The African Centre for Cities Loughborough University
Birkbeck, University of London The Open University
Brunel University West London Paris Institute for Advanced Study
Central St Martins College of Art and Design Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Chelsea College of Arts Royal Holloway, University of London
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Università della Calabria
CITY University of Gothenburg
City University, School of Social Sciences University of Leeds
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland University of Nicosia
Goldsmiths, University of London University of Plymouth
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies University of Tasmania
King’s College London University of the Witwatersrand
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm UrbanGrad, TU Darmstadt
London School of Economics Technische Universität Berlin

Beyond the academy

We work with a wide range of organisations beyond the academy. Our recent activities have made links with: 

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Arcola Theatre Museum of Islamic Art
Arup Phase 2 Gallery Museum of London
Arup Associates Omnibus Clapham
Bertha DocHouse
Open City Documentary Festival
The British Film Institute Optimistic Productions
Camden Arts Centre Paraa
The Cinema Museum

Peckham Festival

Department for Housing, Communities & Local Government Polish Cultural Institute
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Royal Institute of British Architects
Embassy of Brazil in London Royal Norwegian Embassy
Folkestone Triennial
Reaktion Books
Fringe! Regional Development Agencies
Gay's The Word Resonance FM
Hackney Picturehouse Roxy Bar and Screen
Homes England (formerly Homes and Communities Agency) The Royal Academy of Arts

Hoxton Hall

SPARC, Mumbai

I.B. Tauris

St John on Bethnal Green
Italian Cultural Institute in London Terry Farrell and Partners
Just Space UN Development Programme
Liverpool Biennial VAK, Mumbai
LIVINGMAPS Westminster Hub
London Borough of Hackney The White Building
London Design Festival Whitechapel Gallery
London Short Film Festival Whirled Cinema

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