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Africa Regional Dossier published - key issues and propositions raised by civil society

Africa Regional Dossier published - key issues and propositions raised by civil society

26 July 2016

The regional reporting process has been one of the key spaces for deliberation towards the production of the Zero Draft of the ‘New Urban Agenda’ which is being prepared by the five UN ...
Researchers and Practitioners debate the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda ahead of Habitat III

Researchers and Practitioners debate the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda ahead of Habitat III

18 July 2016

By Rafaella Simas Lima
Borders and camps - Life at the edge of Europe

Borders and camps - Life at the edge of Europe

There is no doubt that borders are as contested, fragile and unstable as the political, legislative and normative agreements surrounding them. Following the results of the referendum, while the slogan 'take back control ...
Urban Infrastructure Projects and Displacement in Nigeria

Urban Infrastructure Projects and Displacement in Nigeria

The infrastructure backlog in Nigerian cities presents an enormous impediment to efforts to improve the well-being of the country’s urban residents. However, the land requirements associated with efforts to deliver such infrastructure ...

Lanes and Neighbourhoods in Cities in Asia - DPU involvement

This week Dr. Camillo Boano, Director of the MSc Building and Urban Design in Development (BUDD) and Urban Laboratory Co-Director and DPU PhD candidate Kisnaphol Wattanawanyoo will be presenting in Singapore at the ...

Critical Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure: Drawing Out a Progressive-Oriented Agenda

From the 13th to the 17th June, 2016, the DPU and the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL hosted a group of early career scholars discussing ‘Critical Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure’. The workshop ...

Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities – DPU at Urban Nexus

Funded by the ESRC, the Nexus Network brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners to develop a holistic understanding of how the linkages between food, energy, water and the environment shape ...

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Events roundup 2015-16

Events roundup 2015-16

29 June - 30 September 2016

During the 2015/16 academic year UCL ISR organised a fantastic programme of events, from high profile public lectures to our regular monthly seminar series along with research workshops, photo exhibition, and not ...
UCL-Energy seminars second term 2015/2016 round up

UCL-Energy seminars second term 2015/2016 round up

15 July - 26 August 2016

The 2015/2016 academic year finished up with a great series of events at UCL-Energy Institute. Thank you to all of our speakers, we have enjoyed hosting you this term. UCL-Energy Seminars will ...
Painting Connections: Exploring the Sharing Economy in Hackney Wick & Fish Island

Painting Connections: Exploring the Sharing Economy in Hackney Wick & Fish Island

29 - 31 July 2016

From July 29th-31st, a pop-up exhibition by local artists Natalie Ryde, Marie Brenneis and Ansell Cizic, creating bespoke work commenting on the idea of the Sharing Economy and the HWFI community will be ...