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The Development Planning Unit conducts world-leading research and postgraduate teaching that helps to build the capacity of national governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.

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Visible Anthropology through mapping: DPU PhD candidate receives distinguished award

Visible Anthropology through mapping: DPU PhD candidate receives distinguished award

30 September 2014

In recognition of her innovative doctoral research, Tatiana Ome has recently received an academic prize awarded by ‘Visible Anthropology’ (Antropología Visible), an initiative coordinated by the University of Los Andes in Bogota ...
DPU History Booklet Now Online

DPU History Booklet Now Online

12 September 2014

As part of our on going 60th Anniversary Celebrations we are delighted to publicly launch a booklet celebrating the our history.
DPU contributes to discussions on Medellin's Strategic Spatial Plan

DPU contributes to discussions on Medellin's Strategic Spatial Plan

From August 21st to October 8th the work of community organizations, NGOs and universities in Medellin, Colombia on development alternatives for District 8 - Comuna 8 - will be presented in "Comuna 8, a varias ...
DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

DPU Celebrates 60 Years with Anniversary Conference

Between 2nd and 4th July 2014 the DPU welcomed over 200 participants to our anniversary conference Thinking Across Boundaries: Re-imagining Planning in the Urban Global South.

Launch of ‘Thinking Across Boundaries – Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South’ film series online

The DPU is proudly launching the ‘Thinking Across Boundaries – Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South’ short film series, in the run up to our DPU 60 conference later this week.

Introducing the DPU Student Photography Project

A group of MSc students from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit are proud to announce the launch of the DPU Photography Project Blog.

Staff and Students at Summer School on Human Development and Participatory Video in Spain

The DPU has been involved in a 2-week summer school (2-13 June) on Human Development and Participatory Research Video bringing together students and staff from 7 European universities exploring wellbeing issues in the ...

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Back to the Future: 60 Years of Housing Policy

Back to the Future: 60 Years of Housing Policy

06 October 2014

The last few years have seen a resurgence of mass housing policies in many parts of the world – in both the global north and south. In many respects and despite the differences, these ...