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Intra-institutional collaboration

Our activities, approaches and aims synergise with the UCL Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction, Global Health, Human Wellbeing.

Urban Laboratory Steering Committee members participate in the Executive Group of the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities and recently 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.

We also work closely with the UCL Environment Institute, in particular around its theme of ‘cultures of sustainability’.

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

Beyond the academy

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

Arcola Theatre
Museum of London
Arup Phase 2 Gallery Open City Docs Fest
Arup Associates Optimistic Productions
The British Film Institute Paara
Camden Arts Centre Passengerfilms
The Cinema Museum
PUKAR, Mumbai
Department for Communities and Local Government Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Department for Culture, Media and Sport Regional Development Agencies
EDAW Resonance FM
Freeword Centre Roxy Bar and Screen
Hackney Picturehouse The Royal Academy
Homes and Communities Agency SPARC, Mumbai
Hoxton Hall St John on Bethnal Green
Just Space Terry Farrell and Partners
Liverpool Biennale UN Development Programme
London Borough of Hackney VAK, Mumbai
London Short Film Festival Westminster Hub
Lumen The White Building

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