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cLIMA sin Riesgo project launches digital platform

cLIMA sin Riesgo project launches digital platform

27 July 2015

One of our latest action-research projects - cLIMAsinRiesgo - has launched a dedicated website www.climasinriesgo.net which will serve as the digital space of dialogue throughout the project lifetime and beyond as it gains ...
i-Rec conference 2015: International Perspectives on Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

i-Rec conference 2015: International Perspectives on Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction

20 July 2015

During 6-8 July 2015 we hosted the 7th International i-Rec conference. We welcomed 120 participants from across the world to UCL for three days of intense discussion centred on post-disaster recovery and reconstruction ...
New Book Captures the Essence of Managing City Economies

New Book Captures the Essence of Managing City Economies

We are happy to announce the recent release of a new book: Managing the City Economy by Dr Le-Yin Zhang, Senior Lecturer and Course Director of the MSc Urban Economic Development at the ...
Caren Levy receives student choice award for outstanding teaching

Caren Levy receives student choice award for outstanding teaching

On Monday 8 June 2015 Caren Levy was presented with an award for Outstanding Teaching in UCL at the UCL Union’s Student Choice Teaching Awards 2015.

DFID Topic Guide: Building reciprocal rural-urban linkages through infrastructure investment and development

We have recently contributed a Topic Guide for DFID’s Evidence on Demand information hub. The guide, which is freely available to development practitioners, focuses on Building reciprocal rural-urban linkages through infrastructure investment ...

Disrupting urban 'risk traps': Bridging finance and knowledge for climate resilient planning in Lima

Born out of Learning Lima, new DPU research explores the conditions that produce and reproduce urban ‘risk traps’. How and where do they materialise and with what consequences for women and men living ...

Building the evidence-base for Humanitarian Response in Cities

We have just released a major piece of work commissioned by DFID Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships Group, CHASE. The review, which can be downloaded from our website (pdf), looks at the current evidence-base ...

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Spatial Justice – an Anglo-French dialogue

Spatial Justice – an Anglo-French dialogue

07 September 2015

Social justice remains an enduring, if at times muted, driver of social policy. At the city scale, this normative imperative is increasingly being encapsulated through the notion of spatial justice - an attempt to ...